560" elk

miller1

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these are farm raised so dont shoot me, i met a lady this weekend at the farmers market selling pieces of elk antler for dog chews ($25 a lb) and got talking to her, they own a elk ranch here in Michigan and she offered to give us a tour, they have 120 elk and the big one is 560", he said he would have went over 600" but he messed it up in a fence, just thought i would put a few pics on her.
 

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Lukem

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jesus, some genes there!

I'd guess that within a few generations on free range diet, they'd be nothing more than a good 6x. Maternal effect is huge in pen raised animals. Probably little difference genetics wise than wild elk, other than being a little on the better side of average.
 

bobhunts

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Yes they are not free roaming elk. And they would not grow that way in the wild but the one on the right in pic 5 looks like the spider bull!
 

Jon Pynch

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So.... that bull just stood there while they ran a tape on him.... Ed F

from what i've heard they just put a tape on last years sheds and guesstimate from there. wouldn't be very hard to be real accurate.

edit to add, wow, been reading here for a while. lame first post:) sorry
 
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miller1

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So.... that bull just stood there while they ran a tape on him.... Ed F

actually yes they do, they run them down into a cattle chute and hold them from with a hydraulic gate, they tape them and cut off the antlers.
 
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