South Dakota Record Elk
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Elk Records for South Dakota
South Dakota Typical Elk Record
Typical Elk Record
Topping the charts of the largest typical Elk in South Dakota is Larry Miller's 1980 bull in Lawrence County. This bull scored 377 3/8 inches!
Top South Dakota Typical Elk
|Larry Miller||377 3/8||1980||Lawrence||B & C|
|Justin Boyd||371 7/8||2001||Todd||B & C|
|Theodore J. Barrett||366 1/8||2010||Lawrence||B & C|
|Russ Roberts||365||2009||Lawrence||B & C|
|Todd Craig||363 6/8||1986||Custer||B & C|
|Daniel Hartmann||362 1/8||1999||Custer||B & C|
|Vance Alexander||361 7/8||2010||Pennington||B & C|
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South Dakota Non-Typical Elk Record
Non-Typical Elk Record
At the time of publication, no Non-Typical Elk have been shot within South Dakota that make the Boone and Crockett Club's minimum score of 385.
South Dakota Archery Typical Elk Record
Typical Elk (Archery) Record Holder
Topping the charts for the largest typical Elk ever shot within South Dakota with a bow is the bull taken by Tyson Gunn in 2009 in Lawrence County. This massive bull scored 352 inches!
Top Five South Dakota Typical Archery Elk
|Tyson Gunn||352||2009||Lawrence||P & Y|
|Merle Twedt||349 1/8||2003||Custer||P & Y|
|Gabe Ellerton||346 6/8||2007||Custer||P & Y|
|Rod Ruen||346 3/8||2006||Lawrence||P & Y|
|Bill Rentz||343 5/8||2000||Lawrence||P & Y|
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South Dakota Non-Typical Archery Elk Record
Non-Typical Elk (Archery) Record
At the time of publication, no Non-Typical Elk have been shot within South Dakota that make the Pope and Young Club's minimum score of 335.
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