Everyone knows the only way to kill a deer is to be in the woods, but when 20-year-old Alex LeBlanc announced he was going to sit a stand yesterday afternoon, his buddies scoffed. After all, it was too windy, warm and humid.

“Everybody told me I was crazy going out there,” LeBlanc said.

But the Opelousas hunter shrugged off the naysaying and clambered into a box stand overlooking a planted shooting lane about 2:45 p.m.

By 4 p.m. a buck was on the ground — and it was a monster packing around a typical rack that has been rough scored at a tad more than 204 inches.

If that score holds, it would top the current 184 6/8-inch typical state-record typical buck killed in 1943.

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