Choctaw Co. deer makes record books

By The Associated Press

JACKSON — Officials say a deer killed Dec. 14 in Choctaw County is the largest non-typical buck ever taken by a hunter with a primitive weapon in Mississippi.

Casey Orr’s oddly antlered buck’s official score came in at 216 6/8s inches. That’s the ninth largest non-typical buck killed with an type of weapon in Mississippi, according to Magnolia Records.

Rules for scoring bucks dictate a 60-day drying period for antlers.

William McKinley, a deer biologist for the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks, told The Clarion-Ledger that it took three biologist to score the unusual deer.