Winfield hunter successful in inaugural MDC Elk Hunt 

Sam Schultz was one of five hunters selected for a antlered-elk general permit to harvest bull elk in a random drawing for by the Missouri Department of Conservation during the firearms portion of the hunting season, which ran from Dec. 12 through Dec. 20. 

On Dec. 15, the Winfield native successfully harvested a 5X6 bull elk on private property in Shannon County. Schultz has been hunting for three decades, mostly deer and turkey, and he went on a successful elk hunt in Colorado in the early 2000s.

“My elk was originally a 6x7 bull, but he had two broken antler tines, which left him to be a 5x6,” said Schultz. “It was a tough hunt, but I had a blast doing it. Best of all was one of my boys was with me when I harvested this awesome animal. 

“Thank you, MDC, for bringing them back to Missouri.”