Massive elk antlers found, 2nd largest in Oregon history

MEDFORD, Ore. —A group of pine cone collectors in eastern Oregon stumbled upon an incredibly rare find. They found the skull and antlers of a bull elk, which turned out to be the second-largest ever recorded in Oregon.

Mark Penninger, certified scorer for northwest Big Game Inc., says it was “jaw-dropping.” The antlers were topped only by an elk hunted down nearly 80 years ago.

The antlers were turned over to the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. They hope to display them in one of their offices.

NBC5 News Reporter Jenna King is a Burbank native. She graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Sports Business. During her time at the U of O, she was part of the student-run television station, Duck TV. She also grew her passion for sports through interning with the PAC 12 Network. When Jenna is not in the newsroom you can find her rooting for her hometown Dodgers, exploring the outdoors, or binging on the latest Netflix release.
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