Wisconsin Man Shoots Possible World-Record Buck

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SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) -- A Wisconsin man says he has his fingers crossed and he's saying his prayers as he waits to find out if the buck he shot last week is a world record.

Michael Gregoire of Sheboygan Falls took the deer with a bow and arrow Thursday on his brother's farm just west of Sheboygan Falls.

The 12-point buck weighed 240 pounds and the rack has been unofficially scored at 217 5/8 inches. A 60-day drying period must first pass before an official score is granted.

The Boone and Crocket Club Web site says the world record for a typical whitetail rack is 213 5/8 inches, shot with a rifle in Canada in 1993. The state record is 206 1/8 inches.

Now, all Gregoire can do is wait for the day drying period to elapse and for three licensed, random scorers to render their verdict.

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Information from: The Sheboygan Press, http://www.sheboygan-press.com

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