For most big game hunters, the chance to square your sights on a 400-inch elk is an once-in-a-lifetime thrill. Every time an elk hunter sends a bugle echoing through the hills he's hoping to get closer to the ultimate Wapiti record breaker. To help all you bone collectors get pumped up for this season, we've compiled eight examples of Boone & Crockett elk. Enjoy. (photos: Boone & Crockett Club)
Dan Agnew harvested this 436 4/8-inch bull—currently ranked No. 11 in the B&C record books—in Columbia County, Wash., in 2008. What most might not know is that he has killed bigger. Agnew took a 442 3/8-inch non-typical elk in Gila County, Ariz., in 2001.