21. October 2009 21:28
Congratulations to bowhunter Scott O'Konek on harvesting what could prove to be the new Minnesota state record non-typical whitetail taken with archery equipment. On October 15th Scott was participating in the much sought-after Camp Ripley 2 day hunt in Northern Minnesota. As a joint effort between the Minnesota DNR and Department of Military Affairs, Camp Ripley issues a total of 5,000 tags each fall split between 2, two day archery-only hunts. This sprawling 53,000 acre chunk of whitetail heaven has produced some monster bucks over the years, but nothing quite like Scott's recent trophy.
This Minnesota Monarch reported field dressed at a healthy 192 pounds and has an unofficial green score of 228" non-typical, and nearly 184" as a typical. We're looking forward to hearing more about this incredible whitetail as details become available, and congratulations again to Scott O'Konek on the buck of a lifetime!