Everyone knows the only way to kill a deer is to be in the woods, but when 20-year-old Alex LeBlanc announced he was going to sit a stand on Dec. 20, his buddies scoffed. After all, it was too windy, warm and humid.
“Everybody told me I was crazy going out there,” LeBlanc told writer Andy Crawford of Louisiana Sportsman.
But the Opelousas hunter shrugged off the naysaying and clambered into a box stand overlooking a planted shooting lane about 2:45 p.m. By 4 p.m. a buck was on the ground — and it was a monster packing around a typical rack that has been rough scored at a tad more than 204 inches.
If that score holds, it would top the current 184 6/8-inch typical state-record typical buck killed in 1943. Whether LeBlanc’s deer is the new state record would then depend on the final score of another pending state-record buck killed earlier this season.
For the rest of the story, read Crawford’s story in Louisiana Sportsman.