Bow hunter shoots world record elk
Posted on 11 January 2017
Montana hunter Steve Felix bagged elk on public land
Montana Living — A Montana bowhunter is likely to have taken the largest elk recorded in the country in 48 years.
Montana hunter Steve Felix shot a bull elk with a bow on public land early in hunting season. The elk scored 430 by the Boone and Crockett Club and Pope & Young Club.
The current largest typical elk ever taken with a bow is scored a 412-1/8.
The current world record American elk has a score of 442-5/8 and was shot with a rifle. The second and third largest elk were taken before 1900.
The scores of antlers are judged by their length and number. The scores have to be taken officially after the antlers have had time to dry completely.