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Contributors to this thread:
Branden 07-Feb-19
Dirk Diggler 07-Feb-19
Branden 07-Feb-19
LKH 07-Feb-19
IdyllwildArcher 08-Feb-19
Overland 08-Feb-19
BULELK1 08-Feb-19
Treeline 08-Feb-19
Jake 08-Feb-19
ELKMAN 08-Feb-19
cnelk 08-Feb-19
Treeline 08-Feb-19
stick n string 08-Feb-19
Moons22 08-Feb-19
Shiras42 08-Feb-19
LINK 08-Feb-19
320 bull 08-Feb-19
goelk 08-Feb-19
Branden 08-Feb-19
IdyllwildArcher 08-Feb-19
Branden 08-Feb-19
Treeline 08-Feb-19
APauls 08-Feb-19
Branden 08-Feb-19
320 bull 08-Feb-19
Brun 08-Feb-19
Branden 08-Feb-19
From: Branden
07-Feb-19

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So we have a lot of guess the score. How about a guess the age on this bull? You can guess the score also if you would like.

From: Dirk Diggler
07-Feb-19
You look about 28 on my phone. The elk, 6, maybe 7. Really only one way to know, did you send in the teeth?

From: Branden
07-Feb-19
Yes I got the age from the bio after sending teeth in.

From: LKH
07-Feb-19
The tops almost look like a Roosevelt?????

08-Feb-19
I like Dirk's guesses. I'd say the bull is 340ish gross due to that left antler and has a lot of deductions if measured as a typical that would net him closer to 315.

From: Overland
08-Feb-19
Clearly a fake. There's no way you killed an elk without a camo bow.

From: BULELK1
08-Feb-19
Damn nice!

My guess, You--- 31

Da bull 7-8 years old

Ya done good

Good luck, Robb

From: Treeline
08-Feb-19
I’m guessing you’re 35, 8 1/2 on the bull, 375 on the bull.

From: Jake
08-Feb-19
Nice trophy! It has deductions. I am going with 338.

From: ELKMAN
08-Feb-19
No way to even guess the age with a that photo.

From: cnelk
08-Feb-19
No idea of age of either you or the bull. But by the looks, neither one has any gray hair.

From: Treeline
08-Feb-19
Sure you can guess! Of course there is no way to accurately tell age of a critter from a picture.

Or score either!

It’s all in fun!

In a wildlife biology class in college we had a test where we aged deer based on tooth wear after a lot of practice and could even use “cheat teeth”. Each of the deer had been aged in the lab. Out of about 100 students, the average score was around 70% and the best was mid 80’s%. The professor told us that when they did the same test with PHD’s and Professional Wildlife Biologists, the scores were not any better.

08-Feb-19
Is this part of Pats bloodtrail challenge?

From: Moons22
08-Feb-19
You, 63. The bull, 8.5.

From: Shiras42
08-Feb-19
32 yo, 165lbs, 8 yo, 370 in

From: LINK
08-Feb-19
Tough picture. I’ll say the bull is 9.5 and 354” gross. Nets are for fish.

From: 320 bull
08-Feb-19
I like these threads.. How much meat did you put in your freezer and what state was it shot in?

From: goelk
08-Feb-19
In your thirty something and bull over 8 years old and between 360 to 370 score.

From: Branden
08-Feb-19
"The tops almost look like a Roosevelt?????" It actually had another outrigger that he broke off before I could kill him.

"Clearly a fake. There's no way you killed an elk without a camo bow." Haha when I bought it black was all the rage

"My guess, You--- 31 Da bull 7-8 years old" Can't get much closer then that.

"32 yo, 165lbs, 8 yo, 370 in" I lost some weight on the hunt but not that much ha. I'm 6' 2" for reference.

08-Feb-19
Did you have the bull officially measured by a P&Y or B&C measurer?

From: Branden
08-Feb-19

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"I like these threads.. How much meat did you put in your freezer and what state was it shot in?" Not sure on the meat. Never weighed it. I killed a mature bull in a neighboring unit and weighed what we packed out. Everyone would probably call me a liar so I'm not going to post it :) WA

Here is the only other pic I have on this computer. Kinda sucks for body reference but it was tough to get pics. Steep hill and lots of brush where he died.

From: Treeline
08-Feb-19
Great bull! Might have been short on my earlier guess for score! Can I bump it up a few inches?

From: APauls
08-Feb-19
You 30, bull 7, pants, 10, and shirt 5

From: Branden
08-Feb-19
"Did you have the bull officially measured by a P&Y or B&C measurer?" No I never did. I care what stuff scores but not enough to get it done officially. A few years before I killed this bull I passed on a nice 7x7 because I didn't like the looks of it. It was probably a 370"ish bull. I killed a 350" bull on that hunt that I liked the looks of better.

This bull was my second choice bull on this hunt. There was another bull that was a little smaller that I liked better but another hunter killed it. So yea score matters but to me looks matter a little more if that makes sense?

From: 320 bull
08-Feb-19
I am going to say 8 or 9. Looks can be deceiving though. I think a good year in terms of rain, grass and food in general can make a big difference in antler size. Likely predator populations as well.

From: Brun
08-Feb-19
Great bull, congrats. Do you mind telling us what state?

From: Branden
08-Feb-19
Brun Wa

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