Rumor has it that someone in Morgantown shot a 220 incher last weekend. May qualify as the new record.
brad24 said:I think this is the right photo. The guy is wearing a hat that says "The Outdoorsman Sportshop". That is where the rumored possible record breaker was checked in. One other thing, the guy in this picture isnt the one who killed it, it was this guys 19 year old son who shot it. Shot on unmanaged farmland where 5 other guys hunted and this deer had never been seen by anyone till the day he was killed. Great buck, but i dont think it breaks the world record and it may not even break a state record becuase this deer could easily be scored a non typical buck.
It does sound like this is what happened. I still dont understand why the guy didnt just didnt have his kid go in and check the deer in. He could have saved himself some trouble. I have also read on another site that this guy actually told the employee at the outdoorsman that he was checking this deer in under his sons name becuase he had already taken an 8 point. The guy certainly did himself no favors. If this story is true, it not only looks bad for the hunter but also for the outdoorsman shop, i think the last thing i would be doing is handing out photos of a poached deer. From everything i have read, all the information of this alleged illegal kill came from an employee himself. That is where this rumor began. Dont know if the deer has been taken or not but the guy who first mentioned this story said he has heard the guy was arrested. He is getting his information from the employee at the shop who he is friends with, so who knows.hunt24/7 said:I here that there is some controversy over this deer. If I was 19 or ant age and really shot this deer myself, there would be nothing or nobody stopping me from checking it in myself. It would'nt be two days later and I would not have bought my license the day it was shot. If this guy took this buck after he had already shot one (that is how it sounds to me) I hope the DNR does their job and takes this away from him and gives him the punishment to go with it. The Outdoorsman should have goten DNR involved as soon as it was two days & the guy who was checking a deer like that in and was'nt the one who shot it (supposedly). Things just do not add up right. I think this deer was poached!!