The Boone and Crockett Club, the official scoring organization for North American big game trophies, is reviewing a record elk trophy for Minnesota.
In late November, a scorer for the club measured the record elk’s 6-by-7 point rack at 393 2/8 inches.
Hunter Brad Penas of Moorhead, Minnesota (pictured above) shot the last bull last September while hunting in Northwest Minnesota. He knew he had a potential record elk, but the club requires trophies to undergo a 60-day drying period before they can be considered.
The score will become official once Boone and Crockett does a review of the scorer’s paperwork.
Nevertheless, the trophy already holds up as the largest hunted Minnesota bull elk on Boone and Crockett’s books. The previous record was taken in 1996 with a rack measurement of 371 6/8 inches.
Penas was one of two hunters to draw one of the highly-coveted elk tags for the Caribou Township of Kittson County in Northwest Minnesota.
Photo credit: Grand Forks Herald