This photo of Daniel Barto and his 372-inch bull was posted on the Boone & Crockett Trophy Watch site late last month. If the score is certified by B&C, this bull will go down as the top typical elk in the state.
A monster elk coming out of the Keystone State shouldn’t surprise you. According to B&C, Pennsylvania is now the 5th state in non-typical record book elk entries and 14th for typical elk entries. It seems a new state-record bull is taken there every few years (see the story behind the Pennsylvania nontypical record elk).
While this is a mammoth bull, it won’t crack the overall top 20. The world-record typical elk scores 442 5/8 inches and was taken in 1968.
Here’s what Barto had to say about his hunt:
_”[I was] lucky enough to draw tag after 11 years of applying since reintroduction of hunting elk in PA. Also lucky enough to get Zone 3, which is where our camp is located.
Our camp is an original PA deer camp built in 1933 by my great grandpap, grandpap and great uncle … When my 2 grandchildern went through that door it made 6 generations using this camp.”_
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