Boomer Sooner Bow Buck!

A number of huge bucks have fallen across the nation so far this month as archers take to the field for the opening salvo of whitetail hunting in the autumn of 2010.

One such buck is a bruiser from the sleeper big buck state of Oklahoma.

Here’s what came attached with the e-mail that I received:

Not much is known about this big archery buck except that it came from Oklahoma this month and is reported to score "195 and change."

Oklahoma low fence with 52 inches of mass.  The story I got is this guy missed this deer opening weekend of bow season (nobody would have believed me).  He ended up getting another shot at him this last weekend at last light.  It scores 195 and some change.

An impressive deer, no doubt.

And not surprising in the least.

Thanks to the increasing high quality of bucks that Oklahoma has produced in recent years.

Something due in part to the state’s quality habitat, its good genetics, a lengthy archery season, a short modern firearm season, and a relatively mild climate.

And because of all of that, don’t be surprised to see a 200-inch typical come from Oklahoma over the next several years.

A typical that could possibly threaten to knock over the long-standing 204 4/8 inch Pope & Young Club world record typical taken by Mel Johnson in Peoria County, Illinois in November 1965.

And a buck that could cause the state’s battle cry to turn from the gridiron’s “Boomer!” to the whitetail hunting world’s “Booner!”

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About hunting365

Lynn Burkhead is a blessed man who digs being alive to know, live for, and worship the Creator; being married to his babe, Charissa; and being "Dad" to Katie, Zach, and Will. Professionally, he is a nationally recognized outdoor writer who served as an associate editor, senior writer, and blog columnist for the ESPNOutdoors.com Web site for much of this decade. Burkhead has also been a deer hunting columnist and fishing fundamentals columnist for Texas Fish & Game magazine as well as serving as a hunting columnist for Southern Sporting Journal magazine. Finally, he has been a busy freelance writer and photographer for more than a decade with hundreds of byline credits appearing in such places as Bassmaster.com, Bowhunt America, Bowhunter, Buckmasters, Field & Stream, GrandViewOutdoors.com, Great Plains Game & Fish, Louisiana Game & Fish, Lone Star Outdoor News, North American Whitetail, Oklahoma Game & Fish, Outdoor Life, Realtree.com, Rocky Mountain Game & Fish, Texas Sporting Journal, and Texas Sportsman. When time permits, you'll typically find him outside with a bow, a shotgun, a fly rod, or a Nikon camera in his hand. View all posts by hunting365

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