Missoula Hunter Bags Gigantic Bull Elk In Snowy Mountains
By Matt Schauer
Michael Gordon, of Missoula, just got back from an elk hunting trip he won’t soon forget. Gordon put in for Hunting District 411-20 and was one of the lucky hunters that drew a tag.
Gordon and his hunting buddy from Stevensville, Mark Liedtka, are both pilots. Liedtka owns a Super Cub airplane that Gordon would use to access the public hunting land that they would be hunting. The reason they need air transportation is because the BLM land that they were going to hunt is surrounded by private land and landlocked with no access except through the air. This hunting area also has a great bull to cow ratio.
Gordon spoke with montanaoutdoor.com about this unique elk hunting experience. “There are a lot of bulls and because of this many of the bulls have breakage on their horns,” Gordon said. He also reports the bulls were still bugling when they were there last weekend.
They flew in on Saturday and Gordon shot this 8×8 bull elk the next day. “We green scored it at 372 it was the biggest bull in the group of five bulls that I stalked,” he said.
The area that they hunted is at the foothills of the Snowy Mountains in Central Montana. Congratulations from the MORS crew!