Local man bags trophy buck, shatters Pennsylvania record

Local man bags trophy buck, shatters Pennsylvania record

A Westmoreland County man shattered a Pennsylvania record for bagging a trophy buck.

Ron Shaulis, of West Newton, harvested the whitetail buck using a compound bow on Oct. 24 on public land in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania game commission officials said.

He now holds the record for the largest buck in the typical archery category.

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Game commission officials said the 13-point rack had a net score of 185-4/8, which crushed the previous record of 178-2/8.  That buck had been harvested in Allegheny County in 2004.

Shaulis said he spent time monitoring trail cameras and scouting the area. Officials said Shaulis didn’t realize he had a trophy buck.  He took the rack to a taxidermist, who urged him to get it scored.