# How do you measure a bull elk?

They are measured from the nearest edge of the main beam over the outer curve to the tip. Lay the tape along the outer curve of the beam so that the top edge of the tape coincides with the top edge of the beam on both sides of the point to determine the baseline for point measurement (See Figures A and C).

First, I start with the magic number of 200. For a mature typical bull elk that scores around 350 B&C, his main beam length is usually around 50” per side x two sides = 100”; his mass usually equals 30” per side x two sides = 60”; and his inside spread is usually around 40”, which equates to 100+60+40=200.

One may also ask, how do you score a bull elk in the field? Counting points is the first and most obvious step in field judging elk – Start by identifying the fourth point, sometimes called the “sword” or “dagger” point, which is typically the longest, most dominant point on the rack. From there look back toward the main beam tip. One point past the fourth is a 5×5.

Consequently, what is a good score for a bull elk?

The non- typical minimum is 385 points for both the Awards and All-time records books. As an indicator of how large such a bull really is, most nice, representative, good 6×6 elk will measure somewhere between 260 and 290 Boone and Crockett points.

What is a 7×7 bull elk called?

An elk with a total of 12 antler points (6×6) is called a ”royal” bull; one with 14 points (7X7) is an “imperial” and one with 16 points (8X8) is a monarch.

### What is the average lifespan of an elk?

10 – 13 years In the wild

### What is the biggest elk ever recorded?

Hunter Denny Austad is the world record holder for the biggest non-typical elk. His trophy bull was nicknamed “Spider-bull” for its web-like antlers. Austad hunted the bull in Utah, and paid \$150,000 for tag to do it. The bull scored 478 5/8 on the Boone and Crockett scale.

### How big is a 300 bull elk?

300” Bull: G1= 14”, G2= 14”, G3=10”, G4= 16”, G5= 8. Note that a 300” bull will more likely have 45” main beams about 54” inches of total mass and a 35” spread.

### How can you tell how old a bull elk is?

The most accurate way to tell an elk’s age is by examining his teeth. While it is difficult to determine the age of an elk accurately when viewing him at a distance, his rack provides some clues about his age.

### How old is a 5×5 bull elk?

An elk’s first antlers are usually spikes. In good habitat, a bull may have a 5-point rack as a 2-1/2-year-old and then a small six-point rack as a 3-1/2-year-old. Its best antlers, however, usually come at age 9-1/2 to 12-1/2, so remember that not every 6×6 is a trophy.

### What does a 300 class elk look like?

A 300 class bull usually has eye guards and brow tines that are less that the diatance from his eyes to the end of his nose. The third tines are about the same as the brow tines and the fourth is generally 18 inches or less.

### Do cow elk have ivory teeth?

Among North American animals, only walruses and elk have ivory teeth. In walruses these are tusks, but in elk they are anatomically similar to the remaining teeth. These ivories, also called “buglers” or “whistlers,” rest in the maxilla, or upper jaw, on each side of the incisors, or front teeth.

### What state has the biggest elk population?

Colorado is home to the largest elk population in the western United States with a herd of over 250,000. It is also the state with the most over the counter units.

### How much is an elk ivory worth?

The prices were anywhere from \$10-46 at the most. A lot probably depends on condition, size and color. Any sort of ivory is bound to have some value. But it’s not like elk are an uncommon animal in North America.

### Where is the best place to hunt elk?

So, here are the 10 states with the best elk hunting opportunities. Colorado. Many hunters say Colorado is the best state for elk hunting. Oregon. Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. Utah. Utah rivals Arizona when it comes to trophy elk hunting. Idaho. Montana. Wyoming. New Mexico. Washington.

### How big is a big elk?

4) Typical Elk Weight A mature bull will weigh about 700 pounds and stand 5 feet tall at the shoulder. Tule and Roosevelt elk bulls and cows weigh an average of 400 lbs. and 900 lbs., and 300 lbs.

### What score is considered a trophy elk?

Ultimate Trophy Elk Boone and Crockett require a minimum of 360 total points for the Awards Book and 375 points for the All-time Records Book.

### What is a 6 point elk called?

Elk Anatomy – Antlers. A mature bull usually carries antlers with six points on each side, though some older bulls will carry seven, and occasionally eight points on each antler. A six-point bull is called a Royal.