Jason Bausch took a GIANT 403″ OFFICIAL Gross scoring Boone & Crockett and Pope & Young Arizona Bull Elk will us this past season. This is what this GIANT looked like back at camped after being field dressed and caped.
This type of trophy is rare, but it’s what we all dream about and crave pursuing as elite Arizona Elk Outfitters.
In our minds, there are 3 different types of scouting when it comes to Arizona Elk.
Historical Scouting– where you know of different bulls and you know the unit from past experiences. Each year you check different areas that have held a certain bull or bulls during a certain time period.
Early Season-this type of scouting is to just get a grasp on what caliber of bulls are growing and where the cows are pocketed up for the rut seasons.
1 week-the week prior to any Arizona Elk hunt is critical. Especially, prior to the early Arizona Elk Rut Hunts. Big bulls will rub of their velvet in mid-August. These bulls will then travel 5-30+miles while searching for cows.
Below is a big bull we filmed in 2010, this footage was taken during the Early Season scouting phase. We never found this bull again!