Elk Shed Find Like Holy Grail for Pilot Rock Hunter
Chris Harer and girlfriend Cara Angell, were forced to higher ground after Harer's truck got stuck. They had no cell service, and about an hour left of daylight. Angell not wanting to spend a freezing night out with the wildlife, decided they needed to climb the hill for cell service. As they were climbing off the beaten path, pushing through dense shrubbery, Harer saw something- he assumed it was a bull elk carcass, but was wrong. Harer found a huge elk shed, a pair of six-point, roughly 360-inch bull elk sheds with 22-inch sabres. From the look of the tines it was a killer elk. Harer then lugged his treasure 300 yards up the hill, to where Angell was able to get cell service and call her stepfather to come rescue them.
Harer has received offers of money, and a truck for the shed. He said he will never sell them. “Nobody could pay me enough for them,” Harer said. “It’s a once-in-a-lifetime find in this area, and I will be telling this story until the day I die.” Harer said the antlers rank among the highlights of his life. For a small-town hunter, he said, they are priceless, like the Holy Grail.
Harer will not disclose the exact location of the find either, but the elk will be out there this hunting season for those interested. From the East Oregonian.