Native to the coast of British Columbia , Washington , and Oregon this subspecies of elk is one of the most expensive and limited of all the elk to hunt. Procuring a trophy size set of antlers from this species is even more difficult. The Roosevelt elk got its name from President Teddy Roosevelt, as he recognized that this distinct species of elk needed to be classified as a species itself and protected. The Roosevelt is the largest bodied elk we have in North America , with darker manes and coat coloration, and many bulls will tip the scales at well over 1300 pounds. We have had several recorded weights of Roosevelt bulls on our ranches that weighed 1400 pounds. The Roosevelt is famous for its "Crowning" after the 4th point, and each year we have several that will score in the "400 inch" range, and a few that will exceed 470" - 500"+ SCI, making them an extremely rare and coveted trophy for the serious collector. We have a small breeding herd of cows that are full blood Roosevelt elk and these have been cross bred to biggest Roosevelt X Rocky Mountain bulls. The offspring of the cows are minimum 75% Roosevelt , and tend to throw genetically towards the Roosevelt bloodlines, and the offspring show definite Roosevelt antler formation and body size. We are very limited to the number of classic Roosevelt bulls we offer to our hunters each fall, and it is recommended that if you want to harvest one of these magnificent rare elk, you need to consider contacting us right away as we are often booked out a year or more in advance.
Special Note: We will provide you with pedigree papers showing the bloodlines of the elk you harvested to show it is a Roosevelt elk, with the percentage of breeding promised. But due to the fact that they are not pure breed, entry into the SCI book is limited to "Estate Elk" as the SCI Record Books does not have a seperate classification. Trophy Roosevelt will start at 400 SCI because they have that much more impressive tops, and in our eyes that what makes an impressive trophy Roosevelt .