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U.S. Army Sergeant Takes New Oklahoma State Record Archery Buck

This U.S. Army Sergeant now holds the Oklahoma state record non-typical bow kill!

Oklahoma has a new state record bow-killed non-typical whitetail. Travis Ocker's awesome 28-point buck scores a whopping 245 2/8 and was taken back on November 12 after he missed a 10 point buck at Fort Sill.

Hear him talk about the experience of shooting this once-in-a-lifetime buck in the video report from ABC 7 News below.

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After making the 30 yard shot, Ocker's reaction was about what you might expect.

"I was shook up," Ocker told ABC 7 News. "There's no way around it. I remember just the clanking sound of my tree stand after the shot of my legs just...I never shook that bad being cold and it was a warm day that day it was ridiculous.

Can anyone really blame him? It probably only added to the stress that it took Ocker and his son four hours to recover the buck.

Interested Oklahoma residents can view Ocker's spectacular deer at the Backwoods Hunting and Fishing Expo the first week of March in Oklahoma City. It seems he hopes to use the buck to spread the word on hunting as a form of stress relief for other soldiers too.

"I myself suffer from some post deployment things and I think this deer might be a good platform to help other people with that," Ocker told ABC 7 News. "I've already had friends that suffer from the same elements that have actually started bow hunting. I mean these are guys that couldn't leave the house."

2016 was certainly a great year for big bucks across the nation. Congrats on an awesome buck Travis!