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Offline cnelk

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180" Deer or 330" Elk
« on: July 08, 2015, 05:56:20 AM »
What would be your ultimate choice to harvest?

A 180\" WT deer or a 330\" elk?

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Re: 180" Deer or 330" Elk
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2015, 08:32:57 AM »
330 elk wins that choice easily.

Why?  Probably because I get to shoot deer every year and have shot some nice ones. I also believe that with all the food plots and piles of protein or supplements in the deer world it has taken something away for me. I think a 330 elk would be less likely to have his growth influenced by food plots and stuff. The next thing we will know is someone is putting steroids out for deer. I like free range with no human influence. The good ole days..........

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Re: 180" Deer or 330" Elk
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2015, 08:34:48 AM »
I would have to go with the 330\'\' elk. I have shot a couple decent deer but have not had a chance at a good bull.
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Re: 180" Deer or 330" Elk
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2015, 09:55:23 AM »
This year.... my choice would be a 180\" deer.


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Re: 180" Deer or 330" Elk
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2015, 10:31:22 AM »
180 deer.  why?

my house cannot handle a big elk mount..haha.
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Re: 180" Deer or 330" Elk
« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2015, 11:15:18 AM »
330\" elk for me.

I figure I can hunt whitetails till I can\'t walk anymore. Or they plant me in the ground so I figure I have about 30 more years of deer hunting till I\'m 80. I know my body and I don\'t have 30 years  to get a big bull.

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Re: 180" Deer or 330" Elk
« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2015, 11:17:48 AM »
white tail I have no interest in, now a 200\" muley I\'m not even looking at the elk nothing quite like big ol mule deer in my opinion if going by the original question I would take the bull.

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Re: 180" Deer or 330" Elk
« Reply #7 on: July 08, 2015, 01:44:46 PM »
Deer if its one I know personally, otherwise the elk.  I really enjoy shooting a deer that I\'ve watched grow up or found and scouted out.  That is what deer hunting is about for me and it really doesn\'t matter how big.  To have a 180\" come out of the woodwork would be exciting but kind of lackluster.  Now a screaming 330\" elk is another matter. i can\'t scout individual animals, so the excitement comes from researching an area and honing my skills and being as prepared as possible.

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Re: 180" Deer or 330" Elk
« Reply #8 on: July 08, 2015, 03:23:47 PM »
330\" elk already have my 180\" whitetail.

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Re: 180" Deer or 330" Elk
« Reply #9 on: July 08, 2015, 03:30:15 PM »
Quote from: \"archery bum\"
330\" elk already have my 180\" whitetail.
A 180\" whitetail is a buck of a lifetime, congrats!!!  :upthumb:

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Re: 180" Deer or 330" Elk
« Reply #10 on: July 08, 2015, 03:35:03 PM »
i had a 180 wt walk out in front of me once, i grunted just to see what he would do, he turns and starts walking right at me. thing was HUGE. problem was i had filled my buck tag that morning on a 120. i put the grunt tube in my pocket so i wouldnt be tempted anymore. he walked to bout 75 yds, lost interest and left.
so, elk for sure

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Re: 180" Deer or 330" Elk
« Reply #11 on: July 08, 2015, 03:59:52 PM »
Elk for sure...............

I live in Illinois and would much rather Elk hunt then deer hunt

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Re: 180" Deer or 330" Elk
« Reply #12 on: July 08, 2015, 04:14:25 PM »
Quote from: \"iccyman001\"
Quote from: \"archery bum\"
330\" elk already have my 180\" whitetail.
A 180\" whitetail is a buck of a lifetime, congrats!!!  :upthumb:

yes it is thank you. Haven\'t seen another one even close to him since. Just at the right place at the right time. Shot him with a muzzle loader, he made 3 record books Big Bucks of Illinois,Longhunter and all time Boone and Crockett.

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Re: 180" Deer or 330" Elk
« Reply #13 on: July 08, 2015, 07:17:09 PM »
330\" bull until I get one...then I\'ll take a 180\" whitetail  :D  Tough to shoot a 180\" whitetail if I\'ve never hunted them though...but it would be the same story if we were talking mulies too.

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Re: 180" Deer or 330" Elk
« Reply #14 on: July 08, 2015, 07:20:00 PM »
Is a 180\" mule an average buck, decent buck, or great buck?


For a whitey, that is top notch, but I am guessing it\'s not as crazy for a muley?

 

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