Monday, January 24, 2011

Thunder's massive antlers nearly set world record

There's Thunder in the hills, and not just the kind that echoes off bluffs from above. This Thunder is the most recent addition to the herd of Bradleyville elk rancher Leon Combs. It's a magnificent elk bull named Thunder. Thunder's most obvious feature is a huge rack of antlers that scores an almost-unheard-of 552 on the SCI scale, the measuring system set up by the Safari Club International to score the antlers of big game worldwide. Thunder presides over an adoring herd of a dozen or so cows. Come too close and he will place himself between the visitor and his cows, paw the ground, lower his head and put you in the cross hairs of his most obvious defensive weapon...more

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