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Oklahoma man harvests unofficial state record whitetail deer

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Posted at 3:23 PM, Oct 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-24 16:23:45-04

According to officials with the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation, Guner Womack might possibly have the largest archery typical whitetail deer in Oklahoma on record.

Officials say the deer was unofficially "green scored" Wednesday night at 192 6/8.

Officials say the deer will be officially scored after the required 60-day drying period.

Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation officials say that Womack's deer is a "testament to our state's world-class quality deer management potential, and proof of what can happen when hunters in the know let young bucks grow."

Todd Craighead, an official with the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservations, says Oklahoma hunters are making the decisions, on their own, when it comes to saving young bucks.

Things like this harvest bring the state more attention due to Oklahoma's deer resource opportunities, Craighead says.

Craighead says that this was 18-year-old Womack's first archery deer.

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