This is what we know…according to emails going around.
“This huge bull elk was taken in the lower country by Arthur Gutierrez.It is the current world record bull elk scoring 617 SCI.”
I have spent a lot of time on huge SCI high fenced bulls on this blog clarifying if they are really world record elk or what does it all mean. The only reason I do this is many of the emails are not disclosing all of the facts and therefore causing a lot of confusion on if it is really a world record.
Here are some more facts on this bull pictured here. It was taken in Colorado in 2010 and was taken in a high fenced environment on private land. This was not a fair chase bull and therefore is being scored and entered into SCI (Safari Club International) in their high fenced category. The world record status is only for SCI and high fenced bull.
This has nothing to do with Boone & Crockett (B&C) or Pope & Young (P&Y) and will not be entered, recognized or even considered into those record books. Don’t worry, this won’t sneak in…So for a fair chase bull world record, this is not it. You can find that bull here as the World Record Spider bull.
It is amazing, however, that this bull scores 617 SCI. Can’t believe they are now getting over the 600 mark. A few years ago the big rage was over this high fenced bull that was pushing the 600 mark.
Another monstrous high fenced bull. Another one to clear the air with.