Deer May Be A Record

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A Coos White Tail deer taken by Troy Goodman on the second day of the recent hunt might be large enough to be included in the prestigious Boone and Crockett record book.

Initial evaluations of the animal give it a net score of 108 3/8, but to be included in the B&C records, the rack will have to be recalculated in 60 days when it has dried. The deer will have to retain a score of at least 108 in order to make the record book.

Counting eye guards, the antlers were 4x5.

Goodman, formerly of Payson but now living in Mesa, downed the deer with a 250-yard shot from his 6 mm rifle Dec. 19 while hunting under the Mogollon Rim east of Payson.

Along on the trip were his brother Ty, a local licensed guide, and father Ken.

Troy Goodman says he is planning on having the deer mounted by Mogollon Taxidermists.

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