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August 26, 2010

Texas deer with huge rack dies

Filed under: Fishing & Hunting — Freddie Keel @ 6:36 pm
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Wednesday, 04 August 2010 11:50 LSONews.com

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Antlers on Stickers scored well more than 300 Boone and Crockett points.

Famed breeder buck Stickers, whose antlers once scored 354 Boone and Crockett points, died in late June, said his owner, Sammy Nooner of Hondo.

The buck was 9 years old — old for a white-tailed deer — and was said to be the largest buck in Texas for some time. The massive-antlered whitetail scored more than 300 B&C points for more than five years. Last year, his rack scored 329 B&C. At times, his antlers had 46 points.

Nooner said Stickers never recovered after breeding season. He was eating well but never put on weight.

Though Stickers has died, his life as a breeder buck will live on. Nooner said he still has plenty of semen, which sells for $4,000 to $5,000 per straw, from the deer and his legacy will live a long time.

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