Outdoor Skills - Hunting Q&A

Q: Where do you get this stuff about 1,200-pound elk? The average bull only weighs 600 pounds or so. Do you mean there are elk twice as big?

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A: Yes. Once in a while you'll find a real monster, and it will go 1,000 pounds or more. The biggest one I ever saw personally I killed in New Mexico in 1977. The caped head and two body halves totaled 1,025 pounds when weighed by a game biologist, and the bull would have gone even heavier on the hoof.