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2 years back on my deerhunt (rifle) up mount nebo we found this elk in a ditch. IT was the biggest one I had ever seen and it looked to be taken by a gut shot during the bow season. Anyways, I marked it on the gps and called the ranger when I got down. About a week later they said the went up there and did not find it and wanted the coord again so I told them again. That was the last I heard about the elk. The following spring I was hiking in the old huntin spot with the girlfriend and came to the old elks final resting place, when I saw that it was still there! All that was left was the bones and it was almost all in the same spot. Well, I got down again and called the rangers again and they told me that they had found the elk from the year before and they were not worried about it. I gave them the gps one more time and they said they would go look again even though they already found the one the year before :roll: so when I came back for the rifle deer hunt the elk was gone and I figured that they must have found it. I passed through the town coming back home and stopped at the station curious what the big thing measured and scored. They told me that they never found either and when I showed them the pictures from my phone they told me that they had never gotten a report on it anyways. WEll, I am still curious on the score so maybe you guys can help. the girl standing in the picture is about 5'6" tall so maybe that will help. also the pictures were with my phone camera so they are not the best in the world. anyways, any help would be cool- you dont see too many of those in payson canyon so i would like to say that I have.
 

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forget the elk. marry the girl and have a good life. my guess as to score-35-22-34, oh wait you mean the elk don't you. (just kidding) elk looks to score maybe 345+- . why didn't you just get a salvage permit from dwr and claim it yourself?
 

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it is possible to get a salvage permit for game animals when you find one dead. as in hit by car and want to save the meat. and also save entire animal remains or whats left. you just have to get a conservation officer to issue one. at least i believe they will still do that. we got one years ago to salvage an elk cow that we saw get hit.
 

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jahan said:
I don't think you can get a salvage permit in Utah. I don't know for sure, but that is what I heard at least. I know you can one in Colorado.
You can. A friend of mine got one on the Plateau a couple years ago. He reported an illegal elk kill and the officer gave him a permit to keep the bull - a two pointer shot on the spike hunt.
 

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I'd put him at roughly 330 without having a good look at the top end. The top looks like the weakest link.
 

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elk22hunter said:
I'd put him at roughly 330 without having a good look at the top end. The top looks like the weakest link.
+1

Nice looking third on the left side.

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That is a nice bull, no doubt, but 330? it is only about 30ish wide on top, maybe I am crazy, but it seems very narrow for 330????

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Is it one somebody paying a guide would shoot?
 
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