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The Top 40 Typical and Nontypical Elk of All Time

The Top 40 Typical and Nontypical Elk of All Time

We tracked down photos and stories of the top 40 typical and nontypical bulls of all time, according to the Boone and Crockett Club.
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from Browningrage wrote 2 years 25 weeks ago

Denny is a Douchewad by the way... He is everything that is wrong with hunting these days...

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from Browningrage wrote 2 years 25 weeks ago

The best part about #5 is the story behind it. The hunter was in bed and got the call from DOyle to come shoot the bull, when he arrived at the location, he had forgot his gun. He drove home, retreived it, made it back to the mountain and hiked up- without a single bullet. Another guide broke the window out of his vehicle, grabbed his one box of shells and booked it up the mountain. After using every single bullet in his gun, they finally brought the bull down... What a joke.

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from MNwhitetailHunter wrote 2 years 48 weeks ago

I remember when the #4 non typical was found.

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from MazPower wrote 2 years 49 weeks ago

I remember when that #5 typical bull was killed in Central Utah. The man on the left in that photo is Doyle Moss, he's the same guide who led Austad to the Spider Bull and Austad's #18 typical.

To the owner of the #6 typical. That's not a very big smile for a guy who has a record book elk and a wife who will actually iron clothes.

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from Wilkikyl wrote 2 years 50 weeks ago

I really liked the pictures. Big bulls. I wish I could get a bull that big...

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from gdwrnch wrote 2 years 50 weeks ago

Yes the spider bull was actually raised on private land and taken to the public land and then killed I know people that lives in the area their whole lives and are avid hunters and scout that land all the time and that bull has never showed up until Doyle Moss showed up

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from Mark Orlicky wrote 2 years 50 weeks ago

Josey:
Regarding Spyder (#22). The Boone and Crockett Club did a fairly intensive check on the circumstances concerning the kill. Anything that would connote poor sportsmanship or failing to follow "fair chase" rules would invalidate the animal. The BC Club determined that it was legit and what you (and I) heard or read on the Internet was just some bloggers trying to cut down the hunter.
However. Let me tell you about something that sticks in my craw. If you look thru all the pics, you'll see that Dan Agnew and Denny Austad both show up twice. Go out on the Internet and search for their names. Those guys have killed several more really, really big elk. How? They're both wealthy and don't mind spending a bit of money while chasing elk. Look at the Spyder Bull. Austad spent $150,000 for a Governor's Tag in Utah, allowing him to hunt anywhere, anytime, with anything. And, he hired a guiding firm to locate and birddog the Spyder Bull. From what I read, that guiding firm used 13 guys to spread out and locate the bull. Its also very popular to hunt some of the big Indian reservations in Arizona that are closed to hunting, save for those that pay for the privilege... no, its not cheap. It doesn't seem right to me that the very rich can essentially "buy" a trophy, then enter it in the books.

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from Mark Orlicky wrote 2 years 50 weeks ago

Regarding #2, the bull killed by John Plute near Crested Butte, CO.
I saw an article in the Rocky Mtn Elk Foundation magazine a few years back. According to the author, John Plute was a hardy type of guy. He had a horse that was giving him problems, so he would break it himself. What I recall is that he was in his early 50's and had a wild, ornery horse that he felt obligated to deal with. Horse threw him and he hit his head on a rock. Dead.
Oh, one thing that really piqued my interest. How many articles do we see each year about the "ideal elk rifle"? And, the latest and greatest premium bullet? For those advocates of more power is better, tell them that John Plute killed this big bull with a .30/40 Krag. Its one of the old military guns and the rough equivalent in power to the .30/30!

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from charlie elk wrote 2 years 50 weeks ago

#25 What a way to get a trophy bull never hunting elk in your life if not for an upstanding hunter named Ryan Muirhead from Kittson County this bull would have gone to waste. Ryan is one the finest men you would ever have the pleasure of meeting.
Kittson county, MN grows big animals- of all descriptions.
later,
charlie

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from Josey wrote 2 years 50 weeks ago

#22---Spider.

The story I heard was that this bull was scouted on private ground and ended up on public ground, and that hunters wanting to hunt the public ground were blocked/prevented from hunting the bull by the hunter's friends or guides. If anyone can add any details to this, that would help. If this rumor is untrue, then I apologize for bringing it up again.

Magnificent animal!

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from Josey wrote 2 years 50 weeks ago

#22---Spider.

The story I heard was that this bull was scouted on private ground and ended up on public ground, and that hunters wanting to hunt the public ground were blocked/prevented from hunting the bull by the hunter's friends or guides. If anyone can add any details to this, that would help. If this rumor is untrue, then I apologize for bringing it up again.

Magnificent animal!

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from charlie elk wrote 2 years 50 weeks ago

#25 What a way to get a trophy bull never hunting elk in your life if not for an upstanding hunter named Ryan Muirhead from Kittson County this bull would have gone to waste. Ryan is one the finest men you would ever have the pleasure of meeting.
Kittson county, MN grows big animals- of all descriptions.
later,
charlie

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from Mark Orlicky wrote 2 years 50 weeks ago

Josey:
Regarding Spyder (#22). The Boone and Crockett Club did a fairly intensive check on the circumstances concerning the kill. Anything that would connote poor sportsmanship or failing to follow "fair chase" rules would invalidate the animal. The BC Club determined that it was legit and what you (and I) heard or read on the Internet was just some bloggers trying to cut down the hunter.
However. Let me tell you about something that sticks in my craw. If you look thru all the pics, you'll see that Dan Agnew and Denny Austad both show up twice. Go out on the Internet and search for their names. Those guys have killed several more really, really big elk. How? They're both wealthy and don't mind spending a bit of money while chasing elk. Look at the Spyder Bull. Austad spent $150,000 for a Governor's Tag in Utah, allowing him to hunt anywhere, anytime, with anything. And, he hired a guiding firm to locate and birddog the Spyder Bull. From what I read, that guiding firm used 13 guys to spread out and locate the bull. Its also very popular to hunt some of the big Indian reservations in Arizona that are closed to hunting, save for those that pay for the privilege... no, its not cheap. It doesn't seem right to me that the very rich can essentially "buy" a trophy, then enter it in the books.

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from Browningrage wrote 2 years 25 weeks ago

The best part about #5 is the story behind it. The hunter was in bed and got the call from DOyle to come shoot the bull, when he arrived at the location, he had forgot his gun. He drove home, retreived it, made it back to the mountain and hiked up- without a single bullet. Another guide broke the window out of his vehicle, grabbed his one box of shells and booked it up the mountain. After using every single bullet in his gun, they finally brought the bull down... What a joke.

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from Mark Orlicky wrote 2 years 50 weeks ago

Regarding #2, the bull killed by John Plute near Crested Butte, CO.
I saw an article in the Rocky Mtn Elk Foundation magazine a few years back. According to the author, John Plute was a hardy type of guy. He had a horse that was giving him problems, so he would break it himself. What I recall is that he was in his early 50's and had a wild, ornery horse that he felt obligated to deal with. Horse threw him and he hit his head on a rock. Dead.
Oh, one thing that really piqued my interest. How many articles do we see each year about the "ideal elk rifle"? And, the latest and greatest premium bullet? For those advocates of more power is better, tell them that John Plute killed this big bull with a .30/40 Krag. Its one of the old military guns and the rough equivalent in power to the .30/30!

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from gdwrnch wrote 2 years 50 weeks ago

Yes the spider bull was actually raised on private land and taken to the public land and then killed I know people that lives in the area their whole lives and are avid hunters and scout that land all the time and that bull has never showed up until Doyle Moss showed up

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from Wilkikyl wrote 2 years 50 weeks ago

I really liked the pictures. Big bulls. I wish I could get a bull that big...

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from MazPower wrote 2 years 49 weeks ago

I remember when that #5 typical bull was killed in Central Utah. The man on the left in that photo is Doyle Moss, he's the same guide who led Austad to the Spider Bull and Austad's #18 typical.

To the owner of the #6 typical. That's not a very big smile for a guy who has a record book elk and a wife who will actually iron clothes.

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from MNwhitetailHunter wrote 2 years 48 weeks ago

I remember when the #4 non typical was found.

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from Browningrage wrote 2 years 25 weeks ago

Denny is a Douchewad by the way... He is everything that is wrong with hunting these days...

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