Published October 23, 2009, 08:14 AM

Archer bags 32-point buck

A Minnesota bowhunter may have bagged a state record 32-point buck. Twenty-nine-year-old Scott O’Konek of South Haven took the buck last week during the first of two special archery hunts at Camp Ripley.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota bowhunter may have bagged a state record 32-point buck.

Twenty-nine-year-old Scott O’Konek of South Haven took the buck last week during the first of two special archery hunts at Camp Ripley.

O’Konek tells the Star Tribune he was “shaking” after shooting the big buck from his stand with a bow and arrow.

The buck might have the largest non-typical or asymmetrical rack taken by archery in Minnesota. The buck scored a preliminary antler score of 228. The current record is 225 set in 1989, according to the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association.

After the antlers have dried, a conclusive score will follow in 60 days.

The deer was an estimated 5 years old and field-dressed at 192 pounds.

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