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January 11, 2009 in Outdoors
Courtesy of Boone and Crockett Club photo

Dennis Austad of Ammon, Idaho, poses with a bull elk that was certified on Jan. 2 by the Boone and Crockett Club as the world-record American elk. Austad hunted public land in south-central Utah to kill the bull on Sept. 30, club officials said. The bull’s official score is 478 5/8 non-typical points, more than 13 points (inches) larger than the previous world record.Courtesy of Boone and Crockett Club

September 28, 2008 in Outdoors
Photo courtesy of Dan Agnew photo

Dan Agnew, of Vancouver, Wash., poses with the monster bull elk he bagged near Dayton on Sept. 2, 2009. The bull was later verified as a Washington state record. Photo courtesy of Dan Agnew