RMEF EventsGreat Elk Tour
Come see the new Great Elk Tour! The Great Elk Tour is a traveling conservation exhibit that showcases some of the largest bull elk in the world and promotes why great elk need great habitat. You can also get the latest RMEF gear at the tour trailer.
2022 Events - Schedule Subject to Change
- The Great Rockies Sportshow, January 14-16, Billings, MT
- International Sportsmen's Expo, January 20-23, Sacramento, CA
- Pacific Northwest Sportsmen's Show, February 16-20, Portland, OR
- International Sportsmen's Expo, March 17-20, Salt Lake City, UT
- International Sportsmen's Expo, March 24-27, Denver, CO
- ElkFest, May 21, Jackson, WY
- Winslow Hill Elk Viewing Area, May 27-30, Benezette, PA
- Total Archery Challenge, June 2-5, Seven Springs, PA
- Total Archery Challenge, June 10-12, Crystal Mountain, MI
- Total Archery Challenge, June 24-26, Terry Peak, SD
- Total Archery Challenge, July 8-10, Glenwood Springs, CO
- RMEF Elk Camp & Mountain Festival with the Total Archery Challenge, July 21-24, Park City, UT
- Total Archery Challenge, July 29-31, Big Sky, MT
- Sportsman Ski Haus, August 13-14, Kalispell, MT
- Smoky Mountain Elk Fest, September 30-October 1, Maggie Valley, NC
- RMEF Hunter & Outdoor Christmas Expo, December 1-10, Las Vegas, NV
View The Bulls
Great Elk Tour bulls are selected for their size, uniqueness and story. Most bulls are harvested on public lands and many are taken by RMEF members.
Gold Trap Bull
- Where: Arizona
- When: 2021
- Owner: Ramey Morrow
- Method: Found Dead
- Boone & Crockett Score: 402 3/8
- Ramey Morrow decided to take up a new hobby of shed antler hunting. In his first year of doing so in April 2021, and while on horseback in Arizona's high desert juniper country, he spotted the remains and antlers of this impressive bull elk. Known to outfitters in the area, nobody saw it during the 2019 hunting season but due to its condition when discovered, there is no known cause of death.
Woody Mountain Bull
- Where: Arizona
- When: 1973
- Owner: Casey Lee
- Method: Archery
- Boone & Crockett Score: 398 7/8
- After three unsuccessful years of trying, young Ken Lee arrowed this beautiful bull in the high mountain country of northcentral Arizona. He arose in the dark early one morning and left camp on his own. Just after sunrise, he heard a commotion and the bull walked out where he could get a shot. He later yelled, "I got him! I got him!" to his unbelieving hunting buddies as he returned to camp. Lee passed away in 2015 but his children, grandkids and great grandkids now know the story that will continue for generations to come.
- Where: Washington
- When: 1990
- Owner: Charles Gunnier
- Method: Rifle
- Boone & Crockett Score: 420 4/8
- Charles Gunnier took this magnificent bull in 1990 while rifle hunting in Yakima County, Washington. Because of the antlers size and weight, thick brush and a long distance to travel, Gunnier made several return trips to pick them up. Measuring 420 4/8 Boone and Crockett, the bull turned out to be the Washington state record and number nine typical of all-time.
- Where: Montana
- When: 1946
- Owner: Arthur Lundgren
- Method: Rifle
- Boone & Crockett Score: 405 4/8
- Rifle hunter Arthur Lundgren's 1946 Granite County bull represents some of the greatest non-typical bulls from this part of western Montana over the years. It measures 405 4/8 Boone and Crockett and ranks number 18 in Montana. Lundgren passed away before officials identified the bull as world-class but his family honored his memory by sharing it with the public. It hung over a garage for 43 years before Arthur's son brought it to RMEF's Elk Country Visitor Center in 1990.
Steve Brett of Game Trails Taxidermy in Florence, Montana is the official taxidermist of the Great Elk Tour. Brett is well known for his skills in North American, African and Exotic species. For the Great Elk Tour bulls, Brett uses only premium McKenzie Taxidermy Supply forms, eyes and ears for each mount. McKenzie generously donates all competition-quality materials.
To inquire about booking the Great Elk Tour for your next outdoor show or event or to see if your bull has what it takes to be part of the Great Elk Tour, please email us using the link below.