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Heaviest cow on record taken in 2014
Antlerless elk harvested near Sinnemahoning tips scales at estimated 684 pounds.
The largest cow elk ever harvested in
Pennsylvania was taken this past season
in Elk Hunt Zone 10.
The cow elk harvested Nov. 8 by
Burnell Plank, of Abbottstown, Adams
County, was recorded at 526 pounds
dressed weight when brought to the
check station to be weighed.
That translates to an estimated live
weight of about 684 pounds.
Plank's cow outweighs the previous
record cow, taken in 2007. That elk
weighed 513 pounds dressed and its
live weight was estimated at about 667
pounds.
Plank, 79, jokingly said he had put in
an order for a cow that wasn't too large
or too far off the beaten path.
This one, however, not only was large,
but was about a mile from the nearest
road. It was alongside a bull on an island
in the Sinnemahoning Creek, about a
mile from the town of Sinnemahoning,
when he dropped it with one shot from
his Winchester .300 H&H magnum.
"All and all I couldn't have expected
anything better," he said. "Who would

Burnell Plank, of Abbottstown, right,
poses with the 684-pound cow elk he
harvested this year. It's the heaviest cow
on record in Pennsylvania. Also pictured
are Plank's longtime friend Glen Buckley,
of New Oxford, left, and Plank's guide
Jason Rankin.

have thought an old man who hunted
his whole life would have a record in
anything?"

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