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Archer Turns Rare Nebraska Elk Tag Into Once-in-a-Lifetime Bull

Kearney, Nebraska, bowhunter John Rickard is all smiles after using a once-in-a-lifetime resident elk tag to harvest this huge bull. With a current green score of 362 0/8 inches, the bull could threaten the state's Pope and Young Club state record once the mandatory 60-day drying period is complete. (Photo courtesy of John Rickard)

Nebraska isn't known for trophy elk hunting but as a Kearney bowhunter shows, maybe it should be.

Nebraska isn't known as a state for trophy elk hunting but as the recent experience of a Kearney bowhunter shows, maybe it should be.

Once in a lifetime.

That's a phrase that can get overused, particularly when talking about a moment spent hunting out in the woods or out on the water fishing. But then again, sometimes it's the perfect fit to an outdoorsman's story.

Like when it's used to describe the recent bowhunting experience Kearney, Neb., archer John Rickard had when he pulled a once-in-a-lifetime

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