Hunting Memories

Oregon Record Book Elk

Here's a dandy Roosevelt elk, harvested in the Willamette Unit of Oregon. In this unit, the rifle season is eight months long and starts August 1 — that's why the bull is still in full velvet. The unit is almost entirely private land, hence the hay field.

Apparently those Roosevelt elk do get big. This bull scored at 403 gross and 392 net which is an Oregon state record and will put it in the top three in the world. Carcass weight was 1,150 pounds.

We only have the hunter's first name — Scott.

Submitted by Jim Walker

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