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Potential New SD Record Typical Whitetail

Pending acceptance by the Pope & Young Club and Boone & Crockett Club, South Dakota will have a new state record archery typical whitetail, and even more significantly, a new all-time state record. Measured on January 20th by SD official B&C and P&Y measurers Stan Rauch and Craig Oberle, the mega-buck scores 194 1/8.

Photo-Mike Mettler    Nov. 17, 2014The deer was taken by Eureka, SD bow hunter Mike Mettler on Nov. 17, 2014 in McPherson County. It surpasses the current state archery record of 182 7/8 by a large margin, and at 194 1/8 it is the largest typical whitetail ever taken by a hunter in SD. The current state record is 193 2/8 and was taken 66 years ago in 1948 in Sanborn County.