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This Big Buck Costs Tennessee Man Big Bucks!

Category : Rural

On Thanksgiving morning around 8:20 a.m., Clarence Robertson, age 63, from New Market, Tennessee, shot an 11-point buck from his driveway and across Piedmont Rd. The buck was standing in a hayfield where Robertson didn’t have permission to hunt. He then drove his truck into the field to retrieve the deer.

According to a post on TWRA’s Facebook, Jefferson Co. Wildlife Officer Wayne Rich seized the buck, and TWRA Wildlife Biologist Sterling Daniels measured the antlers, giving it a gross score of 143 6/8 inches. Nice buck! Although, Robertson would soon be wishing the deer wasn’t such a large trophy.

You see, the total score of the antlers didn’t come in to play, however, the number of antler points did.

Big Buck Costs Big Bucks

Recently amended legislation in TCA 70-4-116 allows for a judge to impose enhanced restitution fees for illegally killed or possessed trophy deer, and the more antler points on the rack, the higher the cost. That’s bad news for Robertson, seeing as he shot himself an 11-point buck, but there’s more.

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