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By Sigrid Olson

Bow Hunt Brings Down Record Wapiti


Darla Smarz

Seeley Lake resident Steve Felix and Darla Smarz with Felix's record bull elk antlers. The main beams measured 60 inches. Smarz received word from him the day he got the bull. "I am not a hunter, but I was very impressed with him," Smarz said.

Seeley Lake resident Steve Felix's 2016 archery hunt began with clear, cool weather and ended with a once in a lifetime record bull elk. The bull is considered a pending world record archery typical bull until it is panel-scored in February in Missouri. The current record archery bull scores 412 1/8 inches.

Native Minnesotan Felix has hunted since he was 14 years old. For the last 36 years he has rifle hunted as well as archery. "Bow hunting is my passion," he said. He hunts antelope, mule deer, elk and white tailed deer with his bow.

Felix used his 'stand by' compound bow the last six seas...

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