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Re: This a rocky or Rosie bull?
« Reply #15 on: October 04, 2021, 11:13:01 PM »
It's an elk, the hunter is the only one who can say what it was.
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It is not a Roosevelt, unless it was west of I-5, and unless it had crowns, I would say it's genes were rocky.
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But really, who cares?
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Re: This a rocky or Rosie bull?
« Reply #16 on: October 05, 2021, 12:28:49 AM »
Hybrid with mainly Rosie genes.  That is why the I-5 boundry.  Back in the day, elk from Yellowstone and other areas East were transplanted on the West slope of the Cascades to supplement those herds ( which were,  I am sure, already partially hybridezed, but were mainly Rosie genes) .  That is why the boundary is where it  iis now.  Human intervention caused further hybridization.  Northwest Big Game classifies them Cascade Roosevelts.
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Re: This a rocky or Rosie bull?
« Reply #17 on: October 05, 2021, 06:49:49 AM »
Like said above, I think Benchleg fits. Sure is a nice bull with characteristics of both Rocky & Rosie. Congrats on a great bull!
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Re: This a rocky or Rosie bull?
« Reply #18 on: October 05, 2021, 06:56:54 AM »
Submit a sample in for a Geschmacks test. I'll give you the address, and it will require about a 2.5lb prime cut off the rump.

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Re: This a rocky or Rosie bull?
« Reply #19 on: October 05, 2021, 08:20:42 AM »
Submit a sample in for a Geschmacks test. I'll give you the address, and it will require about a 2.5lb prime cut off the rump.

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Re: This a rocky or Rosie bull?
« Reply #20 on: October 05, 2021, 08:11:06 PM »
Where did this west of I-5 rule come from ?   I have seen a whole lot of elk east of that highway that are all Rosie in appearance.   How many generations of mixed breeding before the few Rocky genes are so minuscule that they won't be dominant anymore?    Looks like a nice elk to me and I would love to have taken it.

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Re: This a rocky or Rosie bull?
« Reply #21 on: October 05, 2021, 08:19:50 PM »
Record Books. Boone and Crocket, Pope and Young, etc
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Re: This a rocky or Rosie bull?
« Reply #22 on: October 05, 2021, 08:45:21 PM »
Rocky or rosie

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Re: This a rocky or Rosie bull?
« Reply #23 on: October 05, 2021, 08:46:28 PM »
Rocky or Rosie?

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Re: This a rocky or Rosie bull?
« Reply #24 on: October 05, 2021, 08:50:34 PM »
Rocky or Rosie? All of these bulls were within a mile of each other

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Re: This a rocky or Rosie bull?
« Reply #25 on: October 05, 2021, 09:27:25 PM »
Rocky or rosie
[/quoteLooks like classic West of I -5 timberland to me,so Rosie.

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Re: This a rocky or Rosie bull?
« Reply #26 on: October 05, 2021, 09:28:32 PM »
Rocky or rosie
[/quoteLooks like classic West of I -5 timberland to me,so Rosie.
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Re: This a rocky or Rosie bull?
« Reply #27 on: October 06, 2021, 12:42:41 AM »
Nice bull!
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Re: This a rocky or Rosie bull?
« Reply #28 on: October 06, 2021, 07:08:55 AM »
HMM, Great question? Uhh I'd say A rocky Mntn. Bull.
Rosevelt's are manely West of the main Puget sound BUT they can swim over!  :bdid: :tup:
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Re: This a rocky or Rosie bull?
« Reply #29 on: October 06, 2021, 09:58:28 AM »
Rocky or rosie
[/quoteLooks like classic West of I -5 timberland to me,so Rosie.



These are east of I5 but not high into any portion of the cascades and roughly 35-40 miles as the crow flies to any portion of the pacific crest trail. I don't care what any of the record books say in regards to location to I5 and what sub-species they consider the elk to be. I've hunted all up and down the west side of the cascades and without a doubt some areas the bulls are Rocky's but other areas the bulls are roosies. Giving consideration to body size, antler characteristics, and the color of the bulls. So I say I5 is irrelevant in determining sub-species and look at the elk in the area your hunting and the heards ability to migrate (if they do) to the Eastside.  All the bulls I posted in previous posts are without a doubt roosies regardless of how they would be placed in any of the record books. 

 


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