WATERTOWN (AP) - A northern New York hunter who claimed to have killed a state record buck is not getting a spot in the record books over suspicions that he shot a farm-raised deer.
The Watertown Daily Times reports that Wayne N. Long II said he bagged a 22-point deer in the town of Rodman that would qualify for a state record for bucks with "non-typical," or asymmetrical, antlers under the commonly used Boone and Crockett score. But officials of the company that certifies rack sizes believe he shot the deer on a deer farm, which would make it ineligible.
State Department of Environmental Conservation officials told the newspaper that Long was given a ticket for filing a false report.
When called Tuesday by the newspaper, Long denied receiving a ticket and hung up.