BOONE AND CROCKETT CLUB CONFIRMS NEW WORLD’S RECORD ELK!!

Well it’s now an official score as of …12/12/2008,

The “Spider Bull” was officially scored by Rusty Hall. The Spider Bull came in at 501 Gross with a net score of 480 1/8 inches. Now we will have to wait for a “PANEL” score and it looks like he will end up the new #1 Non-typical Bull Elk in the World by a LONG mark.

Update…FRIDAY, JANUARY 02, 2009

BOONE AND CROCKETT CLUB CONFIRMS NEW WORLD’S RECORD ELK!!

Here is the link for the details, amazing bull!!

Utah’s 2008 Governor’s Tag & Sportman’s Tag – Filled

So rumor has it…actually confirmed truth that the GOV tag was filled Thursday the 4th at about 5 PM. Awesome buck, yes I’ve seen several photos of him but DO NOT have permission to post and so I will not. But this buck has TONS of mass, about 46″ worth and is 34 1/2″ wide. Killed and guided by a bunch of great guys.

Rough gross score of 207″, but he looks a lot more impressive than the score so no worries about that.

Also the Sportsmans tag was also rumored to have tagged out out yesterday on the Henry Mtns., some busted tines but a huge buck with a big score. Congrats to HER, the husband and Crew. I know they put a ton of miles in and lots of gas money etc.  Score is said to be 220-230″ with several inches of busted tines.

So it looks like Utah’s tags are officially over for 2008, a great year!

UPDATE from the Sportsman’s tag hunter herself…

Doyle Moss scored him at 230 and 2/8″.

He had easily over 21″ of broken tines that would have put him over 250 (Doyle says 251) and there is one broken cheater that we have no idea how long it was so he was probably bigger than that. Before I shot him we thought he was a 9X7. We just couldn’t get a good look at him. Turns out he was a 14X9.

He was a smart old deer ( and I do mean OLD!) and he was really hard to even find to look at. His mass is unbelievable! You need to see him in person. He is crazy big!

I will work on a story later. We have got some decent pics, but they are still on the camera. Doyle has the best pics, so I’ll need to get them from him. There were a bunch of other guys that took pics as well so we’ll see how they turned out too!

I’ll talk to you later,

Steph

 

Update #2 (pics)

WOW!! What a buck.

322″ Arizona Strip Buck

Largest ever buck to come off the Arizona Strip…

From MuleyCrazy’s Ryan Hatch…

Long and short of the tale is the buck was nicknamed hoodini by Tory Brock. For the last two years the buck has escaped many hunters due to thick pinion and junipers and the vast country in which he roamed. 

We have several trail camera photos from 2007 and 2008, and both Tory and I have spent a fair amount of time looking for Hoodini and his sheds with very little success. 

This season a trail camera photo in eairly July showed us that the buck was still alive and even bigger than before. I would have guessed a 230 to 240 type of buck. Once again Hoodini pulled his magic and disappeared for over 40 days. 

The governers tags started on the 15th and we had planned to scour the country to refind, or locate Hoodini when just like that he came to water again allowing a second view, and at a month later the growth was staggering. Tory and I both thought the buck would gross score 285 inches with 12 points on both sides. Well, as it turns out we were wrong, in a good way wrong. 

The buck hit the water a second time three days later and the rest is history. We knew at that moment it was now or never as I don’t know if the buck would ever surface again. Some hot hunting, a ton of excitement, a couple of huge lucky breaks, and Alan Hamberlin ancored what is the largest buck to come for the Arizona Strip, EVER! 

Hoodini is a buck like I thought I would never see in my lifetime. 41 Inches wide, 15 by 16, and gross scores 322, yes322! The frame is 31 inches wide and a whopping 234 gross on the main frame alone. The mass was 26.5 and 25. 

Spiderman Bull hits the dirt. (pending World Record Bull Elk)

Okay it seems to be official the Spiderman Bull or Spider, Spidey, Spidy, is dead.

After several months of hunters chasing this true Utah Monster, it’s officially over.

Some don’t care, some are glad it’s over and some are elated.

This true Utah legend over the past few months is rumored to be the new world Record with an un-official score of an amazing 500 4/8.

Guided my Mossback and hunter was Utah’s Governor Tag holder Denny Austad of Idaho.
This would shatter the current world record if my assumptions are correct.

This bull is said to have about 9-14 points on each side and and amazing 377″ frame, 123″ of extra’s.

 

Here are the stats on the current world record.

WORLD’S RECORDS NON-TYPICAL AMERICAN ELK

SCORE: 465 2/8
LOCATION: Upper Arrow Lake, BC
HUNTER: Picked Up
OWNER: B.C. Environment
DATE: 1994

KEY MEASUREMENTS:
Length of main beam: Right 49 2/8 – Left 46 3/8
Inside spread: 51 1/8
Circ. of smallest place between 1st & 2nd points: Right 8 5/8 – Left 8 6/8
Number of ponts: Right 9 – Left 11

Hunt Expo Report – Salt Lake City, Utah (Jan. 20th, 2007)

Just got back from the Hunt Expo in Salt Lake City, Utah

How many of you guys went to the show??

So my OVERALL impression of the show was actually VERY GOOD!!

I was REALLY impressed with how smooth it all seemed to run and how well it was all put together. I had read online and was somewhat discouraged by what I read…(mostly negative comments)

I’d say the show was SWEET! I was amazed at how COOL everyones booths looked and mesmerized by all the cool taxidermy and big game mounts.

Fantastic job to all who where involved! I thought it was a huge success overall and this will probably spring board to even better in the coming years.

I tried to take TONS of pictures for those of YOU, who couldn’t make the show and hopefully this will give you a taste of what happened.

I applied for 9 different tags and have my brothers apply for a couple and my dad for a few also.

Wandering around for several hours on Saturday, which was of course the busiest day.

Tons of guides/outiftters, amazing mounts of all kinds, amazing artists, painters, sculptures, jewelry, clothing, videos, etc.

The only thing that would have been funner was to have more smaller contests for prizes or shooting contests etc.

Mossback and MuleyCrazy had amazing displays etc. etc. etc.

Hope you enjoy and thanks for looking!

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Celebration of Independence!

Well the fourth of July weekend is upon us, let us all remember the great privilege we have to enjoy such freedom in our country and worship how we may. I know my thoughts and prayers will be with our troops overseas and hope yours is/are to.

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God Bless the USA!

Have a great one and be safe. I’m sure I’ll have fun spending time with friends and families and who knows maybe even get out to find some MULIES!
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