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Hope he was a bowsite... WOW!
Saw this bull taken by 11 yard shot? Supposed to be well over 400”
Look single string.
Congrats to him...that's awesome
Might be a little deceiving. He’s so far away he can barely touch it. Sure looks like a monster though.
There is some rumor that it is high fence, but others who claim to know the hunter and unit say not a chance... Idaho bull
darn traditional guys ... hows about giving the compound guys a chance ... Big Critter !!
" rumor that it was high fence"
How about drooping ears. Never ends when a big one is killed!!
Great job to the hunter. Awesome animal!!!
Might be a little deceiving how far he is behind it but the third that he is hanging on to is not. That looks like about a 15 inch plus third. That’s a toad!
" rumor that it was high fence"
Most HF can't cover the 2 zip codes he needed for the pic. ;^)
Look at the mass. Great bull. I hate pictures like that though. No need to try and deceive with trick photography on an animal of that caliber.
Great bull and hell of a traditional kill. Wow! Congrats to the bowhunter.
Wow that will yield a lot of knife handles!
Or ANY critter! Let it be what it IS. If you’re gonna be ashamed of it as it really is, don’t shoot it.
That one looks huge DESPITE the goofy photo....
LOL....he shoulda used a selfie stick to hold the antlers up so he could sit even further back........LOLOLOLOL Hell of a bull regardless but these arms length get as far behind the bull as I can shots crack me up everytime!
To be honest I didn`t even look at the hunter....that thing is huge. The mass and length of the brows make his head look small....what a freak. Not sure I could hold it together on that bull at 11 yards.
He might be sitting back away's,But that still look's like a Real nice Bull to me anyway you look at it. And with a Longbow to boot.
those bassmaster photos are the reason for 800 lb wild hog stories.
He could be sitting that far back so he and his bow could be in the picture. Big damn elk no matter what.
I’m guessing about 458 4/8”
Terrain kinda looks like east Idaho too. Just guessing...
Beautiful bull! Crummy picture...
Not many places you can shoot a bull stripping velvet other than AZ gov tag or some depredation hunts. For a bull that size would be stripped early, before season....
Any more info on this? Brutal bull.
What the heck ol buddy. You ready for hitting the brush soon?
We been cutting trail and hanging stands. Dont know how many lock ons i have put up? To many!
Check PA to see what we be hanging from the Primitive meat pole!
Crikey...I don't care about the score or the picture, my elk hunting career would be complete with something like that.
that's giant bull. he holding the third from the side, not the whale tail from the back. So he's not as far back as you think even with the straight arm.
Most big bull or most bulls in general will be hard horned by August 15-20. Idaho opens on the 30. With all the trees in that picture I find it hard to believe he is not hard horned and dark antlers. Great bull.
^^ What Hunt said
obviously an incredible bull. hope it was on the up and up.
That 4th point looks to be about 5 ft 8 inches. Lol
I’m anxiously awaiting the story on this bull.
Where is Paul Harvey when you need him?
I will wait for the rest of the story
horrible photo IMO
but if legit, fair chase its a great bull and accomplishment
Incredible mass and tine length, that bull has it all!
Hopefully someone will get the back story...
Velvet in September? hmm.....
It would even look bigger yet if he had a longer arm. Why the need to make an absolutely awesome bull look bigger than it actually is. Love the 11 yard shot. That is what bowhunting is supposed to be. Super bull
That is an awesome lookin critter. I'd love to just see an elk like that let alone put my tag on him.
Congrats to the lucky hunter.
Not trying to be negative bit I bet this comes out as high fence. Either way monster bull.
Great looking bull. I would guess high fence
Nice elk but clearly its ears are droopy.
Why do you think high fence??
I’m not going to speculate but if it’s fair chase the story will be out soon. If you don’t hear about it after this it’s a high fence hunt.
What's the deal with the droopy ears? He's dead.
I’m not speculating....simply an observation as others have also made....the velvet is obviously dried without blood stains or fresh blood on his antlers. Typically, when a bull starts shedding his velvet, he helps it along by raking brush, the ground, whatever is necessary to get that wet, nasty crap off his face and neck. I’ve also observed that pen elk stay rather white and sharp antlered, long after their velvet is peeled, whereas wild bulls have mahogany colored antlers within days of shedding.
Again, Just an observation. I hope this guy really killed a wild bull of his lifetime!
I'm with HUNTMAN, it's kind of strange that it still has velvet on. The only bulls I've ever seen with velvet on in September are spikes. It's quite an accomplishment for a tiny man with a tiny longbow. HA!
Anymore information ??
I also have to wonder about the dried on velvet. What, those trees are off limits for him to rub? I've never seen any elk much less one that size with dried on velvet and no sign of rubbing, and with white, not bloody antlers. There isn't even any loose velvet. IMO, this bull was shot in full velvet that had dried, and someone tried to peel it off but gave up before the photo was taken.
Cant be a as bad a Rancid Crabbtree that is online right now trying to pass off a HIGH fence elk kill as a hunt. At least he didnt register it in p&y like the deer he did last year.
Trial makes a point....I could be wrong but I don`t think the hunter is portraying this as anything but a dead elk he took a pic with. He didn`t post the pic and a story....maybe some are reading something into this that it`s not.
I have not heard anymore. All I relayed was the original information with the picture... Lots of debate other places all arguing about the same issues. When posted it was taken 11 days ago, so very beginning of sept.
there was a small bull on the pa elk cam tonight with velvet still hanging. If you want to see a monster look on line beautifulk 6x5/6 posing for pics.
PeteO. My family loves watching the PA Elk Cam. Good bull on there tonight
Man, this has gained some traction....
Serious question here, how or why do droopy ears lead you to believe it’s not a wild bull?
Im not experienced enough to make a wager one way or the other, but I was always under the impression that big old floppy ears just meant that it was a mature bull. I’ve seen lots of photos of big bulls with floppy ears?
It's a joke. Let it go. No substance at all
I shot bulls with scalp split and both ears flopping like a hound.
Sit in sun awhile they will droop before he gets stiff.
I’m usually pretty good at picking up humor, missed it this time, thanks!
Hoot droopy ears = Rompola buck controversy
Those adamantly making droopy ear claims way back when were some funny jokers.
Hard to believe that was 20 years ago.