View Full Version : First archery elk

10-09-2011, 02:39 PM
I archery hunted western Montana a couple of weeks ago and if I can get P&Y to open a category for 4x4 elk only I think I may have the world record.
We were hunting about 12 miles in the wilderness and killed this bull about 1 mile from camp I'm guessing. We had bulls bugling hard starting the 2nd day and had a huge bull at 75 yards then had the wind swirl. We were on him a couple of more times, but found out he didn't get that big by being stupid. He played the thermals and bedded on the backside of a steep cliff that didn't allow any kind of stalk. When we called this bull in there was no doubt he was getting an arrow flung at him. This was my first wilderness hunt and my first archery elk hunt so I'm extremely happy with my bull and can't wait to get back out there



10-09-2011, 02:53 PM
Congrats! Nice looking bull!

10-09-2011, 03:43 PM
You got my vote. That is the biggest 4x4 I've ever seen. Great job!

10-09-2011, 04:21 PM
Love it!!! Congrats!!

10-09-2011, 07:48 PM
Congrats! He is a great bull.

Joe Hulburt
10-09-2011, 11:03 PM
That is a cool bull to start out with! Congrats on the success.

IL Hntr
10-10-2011, 08:38 PM
Nice bull, way to go!!

10-11-2011, 08:47 AM
That is a cool looking 4 point, congrats.

10-11-2011, 03:44 PM
Congrats! That is a huge 4x4 for sure.

10-13-2011, 10:32 PM
What a monster. That is one huge 4x4.

Umpqua Hunter
10-13-2011, 10:52 PM
I have never seen such a big 4x4. Congrats! I agree you have the world record!

Bitterroot Bulls
10-13-2011, 10:57 PM
I agree with the others ...

That is no ordinary 4X4.

I love the packin' photo.

10-15-2011, 01:57 PM
Very fun!!! Glad to see such a great shot of a unique looking bull!

10-15-2011, 06:19 PM
Thats a nice 4 point. I sure would have taken him !

12-05-2011, 12:47 AM
what a bull!

12-05-2011, 08:20 AM
That's awesome Mr. Krabs.....congratulations on a fine elk!

12-05-2011, 01:09 PM
What a great looking bull! I had to look at the pics a couple times to see he was a 4x4 then I read the post, should be the other way around. I would be real happy with that bull!

12-06-2011, 10:42 AM
That's an amazing 4x4!

12-06-2011, 09:18 PM
That's the biggest 4x4 elk I've ever seen!!! Nice!!

12-11-2011, 07:11 PM
Great bull, STUD 4x4!

12-12-2011, 06:36 AM
Congrats nice bull!

12-12-2011, 07:43 AM
So I have a question here... Outstanding bull by the way. What IS a rag horn? According to my hunting partners they consider anything less than a 6x6 to be a rag horn. I do not and this bull would be a prime example. But what does everyone else around the country consider a rag horn bull?

Bitterroot Bulls
12-12-2011, 09:39 AM
I have alway called 2 1/2 year old bulls raghorns, because their antlers are usually small and funky in some way. A 3 1/2 year old bull is usually a 5 point.

12-17-2011, 09:48 PM
Thats one toad of a 4 point, the horses make the experience that much sweeter.......good job..

12-18-2011, 02:11 PM
Thats a great bull! Good job.