MISSOULA, Mont. — The largest elk ever taken in Montana will go on display for a few weeks at the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation beginning Monday, May 8.
Montana resident Steve Felix shot the bull on public land in eastern Montana while on a solo hunt in September 2016.
“This bull is a reflection of the importance of quality habitat, wildlife management strategies and hunters who provide funding for conservation efforts through excise taxes on guns, ammunitions and archery equipment, as well as the purchase of tags and licenses,” said Steve Decker, RMEF vice president of Marketing.
The elk has a gross score of 447 inches and a net of 430 (Boone & Crockett and Pope & Young). In addition to being the largest elk ever taken in Montana, it also is the largest ever killed with a bow and the largest taken in North America over the last 48 years.
Felix and his bull recently received the Isi Award, the highest honor from the Pope & Young Club.
“We congratulate Steve and thank him for letting us display the mount so all who are interested can come and see it in person,” added Decker.
RMEF’s Elk Country Visitor Center is located at 5705 Grant Creek Road in Missoula, Montana. It is open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
About the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation:
Founded over 30 years ago, fueled by hunters and a membership of more than 222,000 strong, RMEF has conserved more than 7.1 million acres for elk and other wildlife. RMEF also works to open and improve public access, fund and advocate for science-based resource management, and ensure the future of America’s hunting heritage. Discover why “Hunting Is Conservation™” at www.rmef.org or 800-CALL ELK. Take action: join and/or donate.
Courtesy of RMEF