We put the top 20 bulls in the East up against the 20 biggest bulls in the West. See the photos!
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An icon of western hunting, elk are making a surge in the eastern U.S. Thanks to reintroduction programs driven by state wildlife agencies and conservation organizations like the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, the number of entries for record-book bulls has jumped in the East. Some even argue that the future of trophy elk hunting lies east of the Rocky Mountains.
In this gallery, I’ll give you a side-by-side comparison of the biggest Boone & Crockett Club bulls killed in the West and East. I’ve put together the top 10 biggest typical and nontypical bulls from each region and matched them up side by side.
Pictured: A 403-inch bull killed in North Dakota
All photos courtesy of the Boone & Crockett Club