November 25, 2009
Texas Hunter Bags Potential Nebraska State-Record Buck
By Dave Hurteau
From the Journal Star:
[A] 38-point whitetail generating [lots of] buzz was shot [last] Saturday by a 24-year-old Texan hunting on private land in Richardson County. On Wednesday, Wes O'Brien told the Journal Star his trophy has received a preliminary score of 281.
The rack's official score won't be determined for 60 days. During the so-called drying period, antlers will shrink a little.
So it remains to be seen if the O'Brien buck will top a famous set of antlers from a deer killed 47 years ago in Hall County by bowhunter Del Austin of Hastings. Commonly called "Old Mossy Horns," the Austin buck scored 279 7/8 , ranking it not only first in Nebraska, but a world record for a whitetail taken by archery.
"I don't care if he doesn't get any records. He's amazing to me," O'Brien said of his deer.
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