The largest elk ever taken with a bow is now available for all the world to see. The gigantic bull is on display in the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation’s visitor center in Missoula, Montana.
The exhibit opened to the public yesterday. The bull, taken by Steve Felix of Montana on a solo hunt in 2016, is the world-record archery elk, as well as the biggest elk taken with any weapon in North America in the last 48 years. It scored 447 inches gross and 430 net under the Boone & Crockett and Pope & Young scoring systems.
In addition, Felix and his bull received the Pope & Young Club’s Ishi Award, the club’s most prestigious honor.
“We congratulate Steve and thank him for letting us display the mount so all who are interested can come and see it in person,” said Steve Decker, RMEF vice president of marketing. “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.”
The visitor center is open year-round and admittance is free. It is located at the Elk Foundation’s headquarters at 5705 Grant Creek Road in Missoula, Montana. For more information, visit rmef.org.