With all the rain that blessed Texas over the last 12 months, all the industry experts predicted a record year for antler growth in the Lone Star State.
But wow, no one expected such a monster to be harvested on opening day that will almost certainly become the largest native whitetail ever produced in the state’s history. And, what makes this 300 plus inch buck so unique is that it is a 100% native deer with no scientific influence at all.
of the Las Raices Ranch
is the proud hunter that harvested this magnificent animal that will undoubtedly jump to the top of the all time leader board in the Texas record books. The buck’s score is reported as 311 4/8"
green gross, in full velvet.
This score is not official, but is almost certain to replace the current state record that was set just 3 years and 1 day earlier by none other than Mark’s son, Marko, who is known to Whitetail Domains users as “Encinal
Macy Ledbetter, Co-Founder of Whitetail Domains, has been communicating with Marko since shortly after his father downed the giant buck. Macy indicated that Marko was excited for his father, and proud of the fact that the buck was harvested (in Marko’s words) on a “family owned and operated hunting ranch in Webb County, Texas that has exclusively ‘non-manipulated nor transported’ native genetics.
Marko went on to say that the deer was a “100% native pasture deer that had not been manipulated in any way. Rain, protein, feed and patience...
Our hat is off to the Barrett family for this incredible accomplishment, and Macy would particularly like to thank the Barrett’s for allowing him to sit on the front row and be a part of the excitement! All of us at Whitetail Domains also want to thank the Barrett’s for sharing their story with us first on Whitetail Domains!
For more photos
and information on this buck and other bucks on the Las Raices
, check out the Las Raices Ranch webpage
on Facebook! There are more than 20 photos to ogle at on this new record book buck alone!
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Walt Powell & Macy Ledbetter