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    What is considered an average size Wyoming bull elk?

    Having never hunted elk before I'm curious what an average bull elk looks like from the state of Wyoming. Does anyone have pictures of a Wyoming bull elk that they have harvested that they wouldn't mind posting so I can get an idea of what I'll be hunting in 2015. I'll be hunting in Wyoming elk hunt area 40 or 41 during the rifle seaosn in 2015.

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    40 and 41 are two totally different units. I hunted 40 2 years ago and and 41 last year. I firmly believe 40 has much larger elk than 41, my friend hunts 40 archery only every year and has got some pigs outta there. this last year I bow hunted 41 and saw one nice bull, probably 330-340 and this rest were probably 300's. there is rumor around town that 2 400 bulls were taken in 41 last year, reliable source but I haven't seen any pics.... hope that helps alittle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiddwinner View Post
    this last year I bow hunted 41 and saw one nice bull, probably 330-340 and this rest were probably 300's.
    Yea I just hate it when I all I see are those little 300 inch 6x6 dinks. What a drag.

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    hahahaha, it is a drag when you want a big boy! all I was saying it I think area 40 and 41 don't hold the giants that some units do

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    however on another note, in both areas when we were camping well off the beaten path, the bulls kept us up all night with there bugling. I swear some of them where within 100 yards of our camp. Nothing in the world compares to it.

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ID:	8660 I think this would be average for my neck of the woods. Around 290", this was in a OTC area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ssliger View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Airborne1 View Post
    Having never hunted elk before I'm curious what an average bull elk looks like from the state of Wyoming. Does anyone have pictures of a Wyoming bull elk that they have harvested that they wouldn't mind posting so I can get an idea of what I'll be hunting in 2015. I'll be hunting in Wyoming elk hunt area 40 or 41 during the rifle seaosn in 2015.

    Thanks in advance
    If you mean the average size harvested, that would be a 2-3 year old bull in most areas. Those bulls will generally be 4x4 or 5x5 with 200ish sets of antlers. In all areas of the state, people harvest mature big bulls but that isn't the norm. If Wyoming bull elk are allowed to reach maturity at 7 or 8 years old they are 330 to 400 inches. Very difficult to find these animals on most hunts. I'll post a couple photos that show an example of what I'm talking about.

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    Wyoming Bull Examples

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    This is an example of a young bull. This is a typical bull that is harvested in the state. A bull of this size can be a herd bull in some general areas with decent hunting pressure. I'm no expert but I'm guessing his age at 3.

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    This is an example of a mature Wyoming bull. This bull was harvested last year in the area I will be hunting this fall. Very few elk of this caliber are harvested each year. I guess this bulls age to be 6-8 years old.

    Hope this helps

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    Hilltop, you nailed it. That's just about right, and there aren't enough to go around. That's for sure. Years ago, I saw with my own eyes one fella letting 3 decent bulls walk. They were all within 100 yds of him. I was watching from a high vantage point. We were hunting area 79 in Grand Teton park. I saw him later in the day in a parking spot and asked why he didn't take one of those bulls. He said he was waiting for a 350"+ bull. Back then (before wolves) that was entirely possible....not anymore, Ahhhhh, the Good Old Days!

 

 

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