Giant 6×6 Bull Elk

When you think of elk hunting, one immediatly dreams of a giant 6×6 bull elk.  Big 6 point bull elk are the icon of the species & everyone in the elk hunting world puts them on a pedestal. When Jennifer Jones finally drew her early rifle bull elk tag, her & her husband (David) put in a ton of work with her .28 Nosler, in anticipation of settling the crosshairs on a giant bull.

Giant Arizona Elk

After several days of elk hunting during a slow rut, we finally found the icon of elk. As light was fading we were able to close the distance & Jennifer put two great shots into the giant elk. It was an unreal moment for everyone to walk up to a truey rare 400″ 6×6 bull elk.

 

As mentioned above, Jennifer put many rounds thru her .28 Nosler prior to her hunt, she was prepared & ready to make long range elk hunting shots if needed.  The hunting & shooting prepartion paid off as she was unbelievable under pressure.  Jen was also using a prototype hunting bipod by Rok-Stedi Hunting Gear which allowed her to shoot this rutting giant elk from a seated position.

Successful 2018 Arizona Elk season despite drought

The 2018 elk season brought many of the normal challenges to Arizona trophy elk hunters & guides, but perhaps the biggest challenge was finding big bulls that were minimally impacted by the horrible drought.  Arizona bull elk antler growth is critically impacted each year by the amount of precipitation the state receives from January to April.  Arizona received minimal precipitation amounts during this critical time period in 2018, thus many of the big bulls did not have the proper nutrition to produce their very best antlers. 

After scouting & hunting hard with our select group of clients we were able to overcome these challenges on many of the hunts we guided.  Here are some of the quality bulls we took last season, despite the horrible conditions!