Several bull elk roam my dreams. One being a nice 5×5 bull that came out broadside on a beautiful sunny Montana afternoon when I was 24 years old. I missed. Twice! Another was a great big bull only showing one side of his antlers on a cold and snowy afternoon. When he took a few more steps his headgear was a perfect 6×6. Unfortunately, those few extra steps put him in dark timber and there was no shot. That bull haunts me still, almost 20 years later. Most elk hunters have those type of memories!
I have a great friend from Montana who loves to hunt elk but due to his work schedule he would miss the opening of Montana’s 2016 season. His buddies were sending him photos of big bulls they had taken. Then he would forward them on to me just to make me miss Montana a little more, if possible. One day, he sent me a text message and said you aren’t going to believe this. I opened the photo to see one of the biggest bulls I had ever seen and it was an archery kill. It was an amazing and beautiful bull taken by Montana Resident Steve Felix. No doubt it was a record breaking bull! Now Mr. Felix’s bull is on display for visitors at the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation to see. I cannot wait to get back to Missoula and see it for myself!
“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 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”