I know he's domestic, but is he even and elk? Check out his neck. It's all tan. Most elk have a very black neck, at least along the spine. Also his horns are very red. Maybe some foreign genetics, red stag or something like that?
This is a "Manitoba" elk. Shot on a quebec fenced farm. I believe this is a true Eastern elk blood line. The Manitobas were aparently very large horned. Any Red Deer I saw in Scotland had antlers like a big mulie buck.
So what does your rifle cleaning kit look like? Is it a mess of bore brushes, different solvents and oils? Here may be the answer for you. I’m not going to recommend on how to clean your rifle or shotgun since you should already know that but suggest a way for you to keep all your supplies organized and where you can find them without getting four or five different boxes out to get everything together. And if you are like me and have a half dozen different calibers and...