Largest Bull Elk Ever Taken on Film to Air Exclusively on Sportsman Channel
Elk Taken on “Christensen Outdoors TV” Ranks SCI #3 All Time.
New Berlin, WI –-(Ammoland.com)- Imagine seeing one of the largest elk racks in recorded history walk out of the thick brush and into close rifle range.
Now imagine that you have a film crew from one of the top hunting shows on television on-site as you get ready to place your shot.
That is exactly the dream scenario John Koster lived in real life on Arizona’s Hualapai Indian Reservation last fall. Watch this history-making hunt next week on Christensen Outdoors TV, beginning Tuesday, August 24 at 9:30 p.m. ET, with re-airs Friday at 12:30 a.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m., exclusively on Sportsman Channel.
The elk scored an astonishing 478 5/8 points, good for the #3 SCI world-ranking for a free-ranging, non-typical bull elk. To watch a sneak peak of the show, visit Sportsman Channel’s Facebook page at http://facebook.com/sportsmanchannel.
“As the leader in outdoor TV for the American sportsman, Sportsman Channel is proud to bring this riveting hunting story, as well as absolutely spectacular bull elk to our viewing audience,” said Gavin Harvey, CEO of Sportsman Channel.
“And as hunters, we applaud our friends at Christensen Outdoors for being there with John to capture this achievement with their high-quality and up-close video footage. It’s a thrilling outdoor adventure to watch unfold.”
Early in the hunt, Koster spotted a magnificent 7×7 bull, estimated as a 400-class animal, during a spot-and-stalk with a guide from Double D Outfitters.
“That bull had a ‘six pack’ for a front and everything else we were looking for. I wanted that bull,” said Koster in an article he wrote about the hunt titled “478 Arizona Monster” for Christensen’s Hunting Illustrated.
Hoping to get a shot at the 7×7, the pair settled into the same spot the next morning. Instead of that trophy, however, a different bull walked on the scene, toting a massive split-beam rack in full velvet.
“For some reason, I delayed (when I first saw him). Maybe it was that strange split that had me mesmerized…or that he was the biggest bull I’ve ever seen…but I almost blew the chance of a lifetime,” Koster wrote.
Koster got his bull of a lifetime and, thanks to the videographer, will always be able to back up his story.
“I would strongly recommend the Hualapai Indian Reservation for anyone interested in beautiful elk county, good people and some of the largest bull elk in North America,” Koster said in the article.
Christensen Outdoors, with host John Mogle, leads viewers around the world, into the serene wilderness with action-packed adventures that we’ve all come to love as hunting enthusiasts. Specializing in, but not limited to western big game, Christensen Outdoors has been the ideal source for fast-paced quality outdoor entertainment for the past 10 years.
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