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Cooks teen enjoys benefits of big elk kill

Four records set by Williams

July 10, 2009
Daily Press

COOKS - Courtney Williams of Cooks now holds four records and has received extensive attention after harvesting a huge elk earlier this year.

Williams holds the Youth Firearms Typical, Women's Firearms Typical and Firearms (All) Typical elk records and also has the first Typical Boone and Crockett elk ever recorded from Michigan.

The final panel score done by Dave Wellman of Escanaba shows the official score of the elk harvested by Williams is 361 7/8.

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Courtney Williams of Cooks shows off the elk she shot earlier this year. It has accounted for four records and given her the chance to travel extensively.

Only typical elks that score more than 360 are qualified to be in the Boone and Crockett record books.

The paperwork was submitted recently so it has not been officially recorded on the Commemorative Bucks of Michigan website.

She attended the Rocky Mountain Elks Association banquet May 2 and had her shoulder mounted elk on display. She also attended the U.P. Whitetails Association spring awards banquet May 16.

Williams has also been interviewed by Tim Kobasic, host of Tails and Trails Outdoor radio, and Buck LeVasseur of WLUC-TV's Discovering.

She is expected to receive an invitation to the Commemorative Bucks of Michigan awards program this fall.

The daughter of Craig and Alicia Williams is an honor roll student at Manistique and will enter eighth grade in fall.



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