Record Rocky Mountain elk antlers recorded
December 1, 2021
The antlers of a Union County bull elk have been officially scored at 406 6/8, which would make it the second-place record for a typical Rocky Mountain elk in Oregon.
The bull's skull and antlers were found by a cone collecting crew on private timberland in the Catherine Creek Unit during the summer and turned in to ODFW.
Mark Penninger, a certified scorer for Northwest Big Game Records Inc, officially scored the elk in early November after waiting the required 60 days.
(An animal must undergo a minimum of 60-day drying period before it is officially scored as skulls and antlers will shrin...