We put the top 20 bulls in the East up against the 20 biggest bulls in the West. See the photos!
East: 441 6/8 Clinton Co., PA
These bulls are just so close it hurts. But you’ll see a trend if you look at the dates. Entries for big Arizona bulls are moving further away from the present day, while Pennsylvania bulls are getting bigger and bigger every year. There are some very rural parts of Pennsylvania, but not compared with the most rural portions of Arizona. All those Philly fans means many more encounters with elk and elk usually lose. Nowadays, more hunter buy-in for a very popular elk hunt means more advocates for elk habitat, which produces bigger elk. And that is exactly what Pennsylvania has seen. Keep going to see the state’s likely new record and our take on why the state just might produce the next world record elk.