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Hunter denied record for big buck

October 4, 2012
Associated Press

WATERTOWN (AP) - A northern New York hunter who claimed to have killed a state record buck is not getting a spot in the record books over suspicions that he shot a farm-raised deer.

The Watertown Daily Times reports that Wayne N. Long II said he bagged a 22-point deer in the town of Rodman that would qualify for a state record for bucks with "non-typical," or asymmetrical, antlers under the commonly used Boone and Crockett score. But officials of the company that certifies rack sizes believe he shot the deer on a deer farm, which would make it ineligible.

State Department of Environmental Conservation officials told the newspaper that Long was given a ticket for filing a false report.

When called Tuesday by the newspaper, Long denied receiving a ticket and hung up.



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