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December 10, 2007

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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.

Comments

GREG

OMG Im a 41 year old man and I think i just wet my self lookin at that rack! Great elk kiddo!!!

John

Awesome, good for you!!

Jimmy

I am not going to lie, i am pretty jealous! I have never even hunted elk, i am a whiteail hunter that lives in P.A. and elk hunting is a dream of mine. Congrats , thats a really nice bull!

Bubba

It does my heart so much good to see this!
1. Congrats to her dad for taking the time to get her interested in hunting and firearms.
2. Congrats to her for displaying the calm and resolve it must have taken to hold steady for a clean kill.
3. Congrats to the both of them for creating a moment that both will cherish forever!

Powers that Be!!!
How about some sort of little reward or medal that could be sent to these kids in recognition of their accomplishments!? It wouldn't have to be expensive, it could just be a letter of congrats!

Bubba

Mack

Kudos dad for taking Cheyenne out!! What a great way to spend time with her. A moment you two will never forget

Building off of what Mack said above, Kudos dad for not taking the rifle out of her hands!!!!! Congrats to the both of you.

jer

they both have big racks

Arnie

Good job kid! The only thing that I think of is that you'll never have a dream of taking the big bull elk for the rest of your life. You have had that dream come true in your very young years that most us are still chasing in our later years. That is the only sad part. Good job.

Mark

Way to go young lady! Trophy's are like champions. They come in bunches of 1. Congrats to you and Dad.

Blue Ox

NICE!! Hope you got room on the wall for it!

Taking a shot at a running animal, resulting in a gut shot. 2 shots later the animal is down.

Why not - fabulous hunting!

ESPOTTS

TO THE GUY THAT WROTE ABOUT A GUT SHOT ON A RUNNING ANIMAL AND 2 SHOTS LATER IT'S DOWN. HEY CLOWN ( I CAN'T PRINT WHAT I WOULD SAY TO YOU FACE TO FACE) THIS IS LIKELY AN EXAMPLE OF YOUR BEST HUNT DURING ONE OF YOUR POUCHING RUNS. YOU SHOULD BE SO LUCKY.

You should be proud to defend this "hunting".
And it is poaching not pouching.

JIM FREE SPIRIT

Hey,JER,she's 13,and this is a proud moment in her life,and if you mean what I think you mean,you're sick.Way to go young lady!And thanks dad for teaching her and spending the quality time with her.You don't see that much these days.Keep it up!

LON

jer needs a good gut shot u sick sob

Sherrill Philip Neese

I was going through my old emails and found this one... man oh man! This is just awesome!

I've gone elk hunting in CO three times and have only gotten a cow and have never even seen an elk like this.

Congratulations!

Erin

wow you are really pretty and that thing is huge!!!!! i cant believe you are only 13 years old!!!




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