New hunter looking for some education

jtt633

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Hey everyone, I just started hunting a few years ago and have been a lurker on here for a while now. I got lucky enough to get an archery elk tag on the Wasatch unit here in Utah. I put out trail cameras a little bit ago and was hoping for some experienced eyes to help me out. There are 7 bulls coming into one of my cameras and I'm wondering if the biggest of the group will end up being a good bull. I have no clue how to judge a bull this early in the year. These pictures were taken on 6-4 (the time stamp is way off). Will this be a decent bull? How much do they usually grow in the next month or two? Also I will be going up into the south fork of Provo canyon this weekend to scout if anyone could help narrow my search that would be appreciated. Thanks for the help
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Good for you for scouting, but it's way too early. You can't count on the elk being where they are now come hunting season.
 

Tsnider

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i started in the same time frame as you, but i do agree its too early. i would however get out there and watch them from a distance. when you have a bow in your hand its hard to just watch them and not try to make a move. right now you can get some good insight on how they behave.

but keep your distance and dont go too often!
 
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