Re: HUGE ELK...NEW RECORD!!!!!!!!!
Personally, I dont believe that Idaho has the genetic potential or mild enough winters to grow a bull that big. Something is out of place. Unless there is iron clad proof that this was not a farm raised critter and transplanted or a canned hunt, I will maybee believe it. Untill then I will be skeptical. This bull is WAY out of porportion. The largest free ranging bull harvested was 502" and change gross and is not in the B&C book due to some questions on hunting ethics and the technical legality of the way the hunt unfolded. Never the less, 502" is to date the biggest. It was taken off of the San Carlos reservation in Arizona. Idaho doesnt hold a candle the the San Carlos. Like I said, WAY out of porportion. Not a little but alot.
Think of it this way, your anual income is 50,000. You pay a healthy mortgage and support a wife and 2 kids. Then one day you show up to a car dealer and spend $200,000 bucks on a brand new porche with no explanation as to where you got that kind of cash. You sold no home, recieved no inheratence. I assure you the powers to be will be knocking on your door asking a whole lot of questions if not arresting you. This is way out of porportion.
If in fact it is 100% legitimate, my hats off to the luckiest or blessed hunter ever to walk the earth. If it is a hoax trying to be played off as the real deal, shame on you. You may get a few people fooled but you will go to your grave knowing youre nothing but a gutless wannabe elk record hunter. A liar, a cheat and a thief. A thief??.......If this is not legit and it becomes entered as a world record, then the number 1 spot has been stolen from the hard working guy who couldnt afford a canned hunt or to raise one secretly and applied for a hunt and drew a once in a lifetime tag and harvested a monster with honesty and hard work who deserves to be in the number 1 spot.
Long range shooting is a process that ends with a result. Once you start to focus on the result (where the shot goes, how big the group is, what your buck will score, what your match score is, what place you are in...) then you loose the capacity to focus on the process.