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Ryan and Josie Muirhead, Roseau, Minn., display the massive rack of a bull elk this past December. The rack, which scored 458 4/8 after the mandatory 60-day drying period, has been confirmed as No. 4 in the world by two measurers from Boone and Crockett. The bull died in mid-December, a couple of days after Muirhead and others helped free its antlers, which became lodged in mud when the animal tripped and landed on its back trying to cross a fence in northern Kittson County. (Herald file photo)

Rack from trophy Kittson County elk certified fourth in the world

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The rack of a trophy elk that died last December in Kittson County of northwest Minnesota has been confirmed as No. 4 in the world, a measurer for the Boone and Crockett Club says.

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Randy Dufault, East Grand Forks, said he scored the rack this week, and the massive antlers measured 458 4/8 inches after the 60-day drying period that's required before the score can become official.

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