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Oklahoma deer is the talk of the hunting world

Guner Womack of Morrison took this 8x8 typical buck on Tuesday evening in Pawnee County. The buck could possibly be a new state typical record when it is officially scored after the mandatory 60-day drying out period. [PHOTO PROVIDED]
Guner Womack of Morrison took this 8x8 typical buck on Tuesday evening in Pawnee County. The buck could possibly be a new state typical record when it is officially scored after the mandatory 60-day drying out period. [PHOTO PROVIDED]

Guner Womack's compound bow kill of a trophy whitetail in Pawnee County is the talk of the deer hunting world this week.

Womack, an 18-year-old freshman at Oklahoma State University, shot the 8x8 typical buck Tuesday evening on family land in Pawnee County.

When photos of the deer were posted by Womack and his father on their social media accounts, it went viral and there was buzz it could be a new world record whitetail for an 8x8 and the new state typical record.

On Wednesday night, Womack had the buck's antlers unofficially scored by an Oklahoma game warden. After deductions it appears the buck will be short on both counts, although it still has a chance to be a state record typical when the antlers gets officially scored by a panel after the mandatory 60-day drying period.

Womack said the buck grossed 209 4/8 inches and nets 192 6/8 inches after deductions. The state record typical whitetail (antlers with perfect symmetry on each side) is 194 inches.

"It breaks the (state) archery record right now," Womack said of the buck. "We are going to have a panel do it after the drying out period happens. It's still got a shot to break the overall state record."

Read more about Womack's buck in Sunday's Oklahoman. Archery season is open through Jan. 15 and deer muzzleloader season opens Saturday.

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Ed Godfrey

Ed Godfrey was born in Muskogee and raised in Stigler. He has worked at The Oklahoman for 25 years. During that time, he has worked a myriad of beats for The Oklahoman including both the federal and county courthouse in Oklahoma City for more... Read more ›

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