Quality Of Kentucky-Born Elk Praised

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - The state Department of Fish and Wildlife
reports a couple of bull elk that have been taken during the
current hunting season appear to be state records, pending official
Sixty-year-old Franklin Scott of Garrett in Knott County took a
725-pound bull on Sunday, whose gross green score in the upper 370s
is almost five feet larger than the current typical Kentucky state
record. It was held by Paul Cummins of Rockcastle County on an elk
shot last season.
A "green score" is the total antler length in inches that
becomes official after 60 days when another measurement is made.
Thirty-seven-year-old Andrew Kidd of Stearns in McCreary County
took a Perry County bull last Saturday. Its lower 340s
gross-green-score tops the current non-typical state record held by
Mathew Hall by about two feet. His was also taken last season.
Scotts bull drew a huge crowd at the weigh-in station at the
Hazard Walmart that gathered to watch the scale settle on 725
pounds for the six-year-old bull.
The bull elk season continues through Friday.
Garrett is 25 miles northeast of Hazard.

(Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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