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California State Big Game Records

With three species of elk, California has plenty of Columbia blacktail deer as well 

California is long, like more than 1,000 miles long. Thanks to that north-south spread and being along the Pacific Coast, it has some truly unique antlered animals that happen to like wet climates—and they can get pretty big, too. Granted it’s the only state with tule elk, so it has a lock on those entries, but Columbia blacktail have a solid showing in the records, as do Roosevelt’s elk. Believe it or not the state boasts a black bear in the top 10 all-time and a desert sheep breaks into the top 20. 

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