It is a magical time of year. For those who spend time in the outdoors, stop a listen for the haunting sounds of a distant elk bugle. September is when the bulls come out of hiding and you can hear their screams echo down every canyon. One Montana archery hunter may have just bagged the biggest bull elk in the world.

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The Boone and Crockett Club and Pope & Young Club confirm the existence of potential new archery World’s Record typical American elk taken in Montana by a resident hunter.

The elk’s B&C green score is an astounding 429-6/8 net and 444-7/8 gross. It was taken on a solo hunt early in the Montana archery season.

After a couple days of packing the bull out, the hunter who at this time prefers to remain anonymous, took his bull to a taxidermist.

A rough score confirmed it was time to call an experienced Boone and Crockett Official Measurer.

The current world record bull was taken in Arizona in 2005 and scored a little over 418 points. The hunter that took the bull wishes to remain anonoumous and has not said where the bull was taken. But, the hunter said it took a couple days to pack out, which leads us to believe that it was taken on public land.

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