Texas Hunter Arrows 190-Inch Buck Amid Drought

Sulphur Springs, Texas, bowhunter Kyle Koon shot a monster buck on Oct. 1 that, according to reports from the Lufkin Daily News in east Texas,  rough scored at 193 non-typical. The 17 point had G2s longer than 13 inches, a 4 6/8 inch drop tine and 6 1/2 inch bases.

What makes this deer more notable than its already astounding rack is that it was killed during one of the longest and most rain-starved droughts in the state's history. Koon downed his deer in an area where antler growth was almost certainly going to be way down from past seasons.

Not to mention that Hopkins County, where Koon and his brother hunt their 500 acre property, isn't exactly known for producing monster bucks.

"Some of folks around here that I have shown him to say it has got to be a Hopkins County record," Koons told the Lufkin Daily News. "They have never seen anything like it."

Not only did Koon take down a giant, he reportedly got the whole thing on film as well. Keep checking back as Bowhunter.com searches the Web in 2011 for the biggest bucks to hit the dirt!

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