The 2012 David L vs Aron S challenge!

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When David and I started talking about building Rokslide.com the conversation about hunting elk and mule deer came up often, and the fact that I've never killed a deer over 170"s came up even more!
Now David is a pure trophy hunter, only taking the largest deer in the area or going home with nothing.
I on the other hand have issues with unfilled tags, but have no issues dropping a 150 buck. When it comes to elk I have a pretty decent record of shooting a good bull every 3 years and just about anything else in between. What David calls freaked up priorities:)

So David and I are entertaining the idea of a hunting challenge between each other.

I would have to keep it in my pants long enough to shoot a deer over 180"s and David would have to shoot and elk.

So what do you guys think would be the equivalent score of a 180 deer to an elk in inches?

We get this figured out we can get some bets put on the table!
 

BiG Boar

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depends which state or province the animals come from. A 180 inch buck with a sweet draw is pretty easy, and so is an elk if you have a very coveted draw.

In my province of BC, I would say a 180 inch mulie is like a 330 class bull.

Never shot either, so I should know.
 

Jared Bloomgren

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Wow.....Dave to shoot an elk. Who would have thought! Since Dave hasn't killed a bull before I am going to drop the number for elk a bit. Or has he?

180=300 if he hasn't
180=340 if he has
 

dotman

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I'm going to have to say 320 for otc, get the poll up :). Here is the big question, what are the chances of you keeping it in your pants?
 

trophyhill

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i'd say the score on the elk would depend on the unit and what's come out of it in the past few years. a 180 mulie is a great buck. can someone post a pic of a
180ish buck and a 340ish bull?
 

evan williams

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OTC ELK in COLORADO!!! I am gonna say 290-300". Come on guys its OTC in Colorado!!!! I can find 180" bucks in ANY high country unit in CO with enough scouting time but a 300" bull in some of those areas...IDK!?!?! And if I know davids personality well enough he will see a GREAT bull (340+) and pass on EVERYTHING else just to kill that one!! :)
 

pronghorn

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While I think this is an interesting concept, I have to give the nod to David on this one. I'm not sure the first velvet covered forkie won't be in trouble:) I also know that you should draw a good elk tag this year and that will be in the front of you mind trying to get the deer hunt over with so you can focus on a big stinky bull.

All that being said, I think a 180 buck is probably comparable to a 340-350 bull. Neither one grows on trees.....
 

BMB

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OTC unit......300-320" would be a fair comparison, imo.
 

drthornton

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Assuming you guys are talking archery only...Based on all time P&Y data. A 180+" Deer equates to about the top 18% of entries. A 338+" Elk equates to about the same top 18%.

So I say 180" Deer vs 338" Bull
 
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