This large 7 x 7 bull elk was struck by a vehicle about 5 miles down the highway from our bar yesterday in the very early morning hours. The DNR had it loaded up before 8 AM to take it for examination. No one claimed to have hit it and only a piece of plastic was found at the scene. Supposedly there were no skid marks. I was told that this bull elk was the the third oldest in the herd. This is the herd in Jackson county. **This is all second hand information that I have been told. However, it is a shame to see an animal of this magnitude go this way.