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    My Elmendorf Archery tag starts tommorow so I spent today chasing moose with my camera and practicing calling a bit. Its a little early for calling, but this guy came in about 10 minutes after I started. There is no chance I would shoot him in a spike/fork/50 area, but I would be ecstatic to see him tommorow evening with my tag! How wide would you guess he is? I spent about 4 hours with him and a few much larger bulls today and at one point I was within 10 yards of him so I have a pretty good idea how wide he is.
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    those are some big mosse ears!! I would guess about 40.....????

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    Cory---that is a great picture, as far as shooting him--depends upon how important it is to you to fill that tag--seems to me if he is around day one---he will be around later--unless someone else tags him first. I am guessing that he is 40" wide because his antlers flair in, and there isn't much mass to his paddle. Good luck with your hunt, I so miss that place!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    47" my guess ,They say eye to eye 10"

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    52 inches. Crush it!

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    42-44". I surely wouldn't shoot it if it was a 50" area.

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    I think a yard stick would fit well inside his rack, I would guesstimate 5 - 6in on either side of that - 46 - maybe 48?
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    That is a shooter. I am sure glad there are people that would let him go so i can shoot him.

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    That bull is not 50 maybe 48 in an any bull area that moose is burger. To close to risk it in a S/F 3 browtine or 50 inch area he's a breeder.
    The amount those antlers would shrink as you walked up to him after you harvested him would be amazing.
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    Nope ... I would guestimate him in the 43-45 range and not take the shot.
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    He's not hunting in a 50" area, though. He has an any-bull tag.

    If it were me and I were hunting in an any-bull area, then absolutely, I would let an arrow fly if given the chance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hunt'N'Photos View Post
    My Elmendorf Archery tag starts tommorow so I spent today chasing moose with my camera and practicing calling a bit. Its a little early for calling, but this guy came in about 10 minutes after I started. There is no chance I would shoot him in a spike/fork/50 area, but I would be ecstatic to see him tommorow evening with my tag! How wide would you guess he is? I spent about 4 hours with him and a few much larger bulls today and at one point I was within 10 yards of him so I have a pretty good idea how wide he is.
    LOL spent most the moring with the same view, with the boy. sure that guy is not up here? i would say might do 42 max..

    nice shot Cory. good luck
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    On an any bull tag I'd let the air out of him in a New York second. He's pretty thick through the body and bound to be t-a-s-t-y.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hodgeman View Post
    On an any bull tag I'd let the air out of him in a New York second. He's pretty thick through the body and bound to be t-a-s-t-y.
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    I figured the replies would be all over the place. After spending an awful lot of time really close to him I would say his is between 42-44" tops. My hunt is an any bull hunt and does not produce too many bulls that much bigger than that. I would be very happy on this hunt to get within bow range of a bull like this. Here is another shot of him with a significantly larger bull for comparison. I am guessing the big guy to be around 62-65 inches. I have photographed that bull 4 years in a row now. he dissapeared for a while during the rut last year and showed back up in early to mid Oct with a bullet hole in his left antler. It was pretty cool to see him in there today and that he made it to another September!
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    nice pictures! and yes if I had an any bull tag I would get him. My biggest factor with wether or not to shoot would be how close is he to the truck!

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    HuntNPhotos, I sent you an Email, your PM were full! You can PM me back or email at thezinkers at yahoo. Sorry not sure what email I used here.

    And either of those bulls are dandy.
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    I would never pass up a legal animal to find a legal animal. Good luck; sounds like you have it all figured out! Share the results; good scouting and good hunting!

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    Nice image Cory.


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    It would be hard not to shoot him given the chance ,but that is a very good archery permit. I've only drawn it 1 time in 20 yrs .
    If you do like I did and shoot the first one mine was a 36" bull .You might wish you had waited for the big boy.

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