Oklahoma State University students wear huge amounts of money less than three miles from the campus

Court Travis, a student at Oklahoma State University, is very grateful to the landlord for allowing her to hunt deer on her land near the university.

During the muzzle-loading season, a 20-year-old business administration major from Edmond shot a giant atypical white-tailed deer less than three miles from the campus.

“I got the meat. I got it yesterday,” Travis said Thursday. “I’m taking her a lot of it.”

Travis, who graduated from the Crossing Christian School in 2019, said he didn’t expect to find such a giant deer on 80 acres of land. The 22-point back was 10 x 12, which was 213 inches before the deduction. No official scoring will be possible until the end of the 60-day drying period.

“I’m ecstatic,” Travis said. “I still can’t believe it.”

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OSU student Cort Travis shot this giant atypical white-tailed deer during the muzzle-loading season less than three miles from campus.

OSU student Cort Travis shot this giant atypical white-tailed deer during the muzzle-loading season less than three miles from campus.

Unexpected discovery

Both Travis and his roommate have been granted permission by the landlord to hunt on 80 acres of land. He hunted pigeons on the premises in September and was granted permission to install a trail camera on the land in preparation for the next deer season.

Winter wheat is planted in one pasture of land, primarily for cattle. Accommodation is not managed for deer hunting, but as Travis discovered, deer often pass through deer.

“I didn’t know much about the amount of deer there or the caliber of the deer,” he said. “Within two weeks of having a camera, I got about $ 12-15 for a camera, and he (a big atypical) appeared out of nowhere.

“I couldn’t believe I was able to take a picture of a deer of that size.”

Travis began seeing big bucks in trail camera photos every night for two weeks. He had never taken pictures during the day.

Then, for about a week, the dollar disappeared from the trail camera photos, and Travis switched camera locations and began taking more animal photos.

“By that time, it’s just a muzzle-loading season and I’m hunting for him almost every day,” he said.

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“Quite lucky”

Travis was able to shoot gold on October 29, two days before the end of the muzzle loader season. He gave him a lot of dollars in a muzzle loader, hoping that the monster dollars he saw on the trail camera would appear.

“I can say I patterned this deer and did all the right things, all thanks to what I did, but that wasn’t happening exactly,” he said. rice field. “It happened that I was in the right place at the right time. I was very lucky.”

After receiving the gold, Travis learned that his neighbor was looking at it and had been watching it on his trail camera for two years. The age of the deer is estimated to be four and a half years, and the growth of antler has increased significantly over the past year.

“Apparently, the dollar has been around 50 inches or so since last year,” Travis said. “He absolutely exploded.”

Travis said his neighbor was okay to know that another hunter had harvested gold.

“He was very, very kind about it,” Travis said. “He just wanted someone he knew to shoot. He wanted to get a deer just to meet him. I brought it to his house. . He was really happy and excited for me. “

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OSU student Cort Travis killed this atypical white-tailed deer during the muzzle-loading season, less than three miles from campus.

OSU student Cort Travis killed this atypical white-tailed deer during the muzzle-loading season, less than three miles from campus.

Another year

Travis is spending money on Oklahoma City’s Terry’s Taxi Dermy. Oklahoma’s 16-day deer gun season began on Saturday, but with huge amounts of gold already in the bag during the muzzleloader season, Travis was mostly hunting ducks for the rest of the year. I said it would be.

OSU junior Travis and his roommate say they plan to rent a house to the landlord for another year.

“It’s in a really good location right next to the campus,” he said. “It’s hard to find.”

The benefits are not bad either.

“I feel very lucky and blessed,” he said. “I never imagined I would even get a chance to hunt a deer of that size, let alone harvest it.”

Sporting Clay Classic to Raise Funds for Toby Keith’s OK Kids Coral

The first annual OK Kids Coral Sporting Clay Classic will be on December 11th at Guthrie’s Silver Leaf Shotgun Sport.

In 2014, the Toby Keith Foundation opened the door to OK Kids Korral for families whose children are being treated for cancer in Oklahoma City. All money collected from the Silverleaf event will be sent to OK Kids Korral.

It will also be a monument to the late Ronald Fullcarson, a supporter of OK Kids Coral, and his sons Scott, Sean, and Steve.

Admission is $ 600 for a team of four and $ 150 for individual spots. To register or purchase Raffle Ticket items, please visit www.tobykeithfoundation.org. The deadline is December 3rd.

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