Poached Buck Might Have Been New Kansas Record
February 11, 2012
By Don Zaidle
Charges have been filed against a Topeka man accused of poaching a deer that could have broken a Kansas state record that has stood for more than 35 years.
David Kent with antlers from the buck he is accused of poaching.
David Kent was charged in Osage County Court in connection with the Nov. 11 shooting of a 14-point whitetail buck, Wildlife and Parks information officer Mike Miller said Thursday.
Charges include hunting with an artificial light, hunting during a closed season, illegal hunting from a vehicle and the use of an illegal caliber for deer hunting.
The buck has been unofficially scored at 198-7/8 inches of antler on the Boone & Crockett system.
This trail camera photo from Osage County led to doubts about David Kent's claim he killed a potential state-record buck in Nemaha County.
The deer was measured by an official scorer, but hadnít met the requirement for a waiting period of at least 60 days after the kill to make the score official.
The state record for a typical whitetail deer shot with a gun is 198-2/8 by Dennis Finger in Nemaha County in 1974
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