Monday, February 15, 2010

New Kentucky record elk

It is official; Kentucky has a new state record non-typical elk. Terry Royalty of Harrodsburg harvested the behemoth on a wildlife management area in Knott County this past October.

The bull scored 372 6/8, outdistancing the previous Kentucky record of 367 7/8 taken in Harlan County in 2008.

“This new state record shows the quality elk hunting we have on our public lands,” said Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources Commissioner Jon Gassett in a press release. “In addition to the great elk hunting on private lands, Kentucky boasts world-class elk hunting on public lands as well.”

To read more about Royalty’s hunt and his new trophy you can visit:

Applications for this year’s hunt are now on sale online at, the official Web site of Kentucky Fish and Wildlife. It costs $10 to apply, and a hunter may apply only once. The drawing for the elk quota hunt is open to residents and non-residents. The deadline to apply for this year’s hunt is April 30.

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