While Utah has only cranked out the third most record bulls — 225 typical and non-typical American elk — it’s No. 1 when you break it down by square miles. Hunters have killed .00273 Booner bulls per square mile in the state. While that doesn’t sound like much, it is. And it’s the best place to go if you’re in the hunt for a record bull.
If you just went off the total entries, Arizona would take top honors. But we’re getting a bit more mathematical. Sorry Arizonians. You fall to No. 2 with .00225 Booner bulls per square mile. The state has 256 total entries.
The fabled state of Wyoming resides at No. 3 on our list. Hunters have taken .00182 record bulls per square miles in this state. Hunters have entered a grand total of 177 typical and non-typical bulls. This state is a fantastic destination for big elk and it won’t cost you your retirement and 20 years to draw a decent tag.
Ol’ Montana sits at No. 4 based on total state acreage. Elk hunters have killed .00169 Booner elk per square mile. They have a total of 246 entries. If you love adventure, beautiful scenery and elk hunting, Montana is the place for you.
This is another state that doesn’t disappoint. In Colorado, hunters have taken .00130 booner bulls per square mile and a total of 135 Boone & Crockett entries. Therefore, Colorado is the only state that holds the same position when comparing total entries to entries per square mile.