First elk by archery harvested in Shannon County

(Source: Missouri Department of Conservation)

SHANNON COUNTY, Mo. (KBSI) –  The first elk by archery was harvested in Shannon County Monday night.

Chris Irick of Pleasant Hope took the 6-by-6 bull elk in Shannon County late in the evening on Oct. 18 and found it early in the morning on the 19.

A bear hunter actually found the elk before Chris did and reported it to local conservation agents.

Conservation Agent Logan Brawley responded. As he drove up, he heard Chris yelling, but could not immediately see him. As it turned out, Chris had climbed up about 16 feet in a tree over the elk, making his best effort for cell service to get the elk called in to Telecheck, according to the Missouri Department of Conservation.

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