Warning: Some animals may have been harmed in the making of this post.
A few weeks ago, D went on the annual elk hunt with his Dad and his brother Sam. The Sorensens are big hunters, so I've learned a lot about it since I joined the family. They've been hunting up at Chalk Creek since D was about 8 years old! From what I heard, they had a fantastic time camping and hunting and whatever else you do on an elk hunt. This is a picture of the elk Daniel got!
Woah! Giant creature! Don't forget that Daniel is 6'5, and that elk makes him look like a 5-year-old.
Imagine my shock when I received the above photo via picture message.
And now for some elk trivia, in M's terms:
- His elk was a 6-point (that means it has 6 pokey things on each side of the antlers).
- A 6-point elk is a very big elk.
- The antlers were very symmetrical, which is unusual.
- The antlers scored 320 by the Boone & Crockett scoring method.
- 320 is a very good score.
- The antlers measured 46 inches across.
- The four "quarters" (legs) alone weighed 350 lbs!!
- They did not name him (my mother asked).
- Elk tastes great in spaghetti (the only thing I've made with it so far).
- The antlers, once they are mounted, are probably going to live above the T.V. in our apartment.
Congrats on your elk, D! I'm proud of you!