13-Year-Old Girl Takes 400-Inch 7x7 Elk

From an Associated Press story in the Billings Gazette:

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_"My hands were shaking, and I could hardly stand up because my legs were shaking," said the 13-year-old from Kalispell. "I haven't been around elk that much, so I wasn't sure what I had."

But her dad, Mike Moore, had a good idea as they approached the downed elk.

"I said to Cheyenne, 'You do not know what you have just done. You have just shot a monster bull elk,'" he recalled of the Nov. 23 hunt. "It is probably the biggest bull elk ever to be killed by a youth hunter, under the age of 16."

And now, Mike Moore believes the animal's 7-by-7 rack will rank as one of the largest ever taken by any hunter in Montana._