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World-record bull elk still on display at Elk Foundation in Missoula

Bowhunter Steve Felix with antlers from a bull elk he killed in Montana in September 2016, later scored at 430 inches for a Montana state record and potential world record for archery. (Boone and Crockett Club / Courtesy of Boone and Crockett Club)
Bowhunter Steve Felix with antlers from a bull elk he killed in Montana in September 2016, later scored at 430 inches for a Montana state record and potential world record for archery. (Boone and Crockett Club / Courtesy of Boone and Crockett Club)

HUNTING -- The largest elk recorded by a hunter in Montana continues to be on display at the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation headquarters in Missoula. See it now before the hunter packs it up and takes it home.


Montana resident Steve Felix shot the bull on public land in eastern Montana while on a solo hunt in September 2016.

Says RMEF:

“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.


The foundation's Elk Country Visitor Center is at 5705 Grant Creek Road in Missoula just off Interstate 90. Visitor hours are 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday and 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.




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