I thought the same thing. Half of what I shoot ends up shrinking on the ground.Some really high standards on this thread.
Still an awesome bull congratulationsView attachment 236470 View attachment 236471
First time hunting Bull Elk in Nevada…glassed up this bull with a herd of about 100 cows and some rag horns. Since I was new to hunting branched antlered bulls I didn’t trust myself to field judge a bull elk on the hoof. I texted the first picture to a couple of my friends and most of them said he’d go 340-350”. Hearing that I decided I would take him. He ended up taping out at 326”, still beyond happy I was able to get my first bull elk but definitely had some ground shrinkage.