A new world record whitetail deer is now all but official — and it blows the old record out of the water.
The deer not only beat out the overall world record, but also the nontypical world-record and the Tennessee state record.
“I just tried not to think about whether it was the world record or not during the drying out period,” Tucker said in an interview with the Tennessean. “The last week was probably the worst part of the whole time. I didn’t want to get myself real worked up about it because I didn’t want to be let down if it wasn’t the record. I just kept telling myself, ‘It’s going to be what it’s going to be.'”
The world record for a deer killed by a hunter won't be official under it is certified at the Boone and Crockett awards banquet in 2019.
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