December 14, 2012
Potential Female Record Buck Tagged in Oklahoma
By Chad Love
A massive non-typical whitetail deer arrowed by an Oklahoma woman may be the largest buck ever taken by a female bowhunter in the Sooner State.
From this story on newsok.com:
Linet Navarro of Chandler likes to bake cakes and kill deer. On Nov. 8, Navarro killed the biggest whitetail of her life and perhaps the largest ever by a woman with a bow in Oklahoma. Her non-typical buck has a net green score of 175 2/8. A check of the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation's Cy Curtis records — a listing of big deer killed by Oklahoma hunters — show that larger non-typical bucks have been killed by female hunters with a gun, although it appears none have with a bow. The Wildlife Department does not distinguish between male and female hunters in the Cy Curtis record book. “Maybe they should,” Navarro said. “They could start it this year.”
According to the story, Navarro, 33, killed the buck on Nov. 8 on her husband's Lincoln County, OK, hunting lease. That was the first time she saw the giant buck, although neighbors have captured trail camera images of it. Any female readers out there arrow one quite this big?