A state Department of Environmental Conservation investigation into Wayne N. Long II, the Watertown hunter who claimed to have killed a state record buck in Rutland Corners, confirmed Mr. Long killed the deer on a deer farm.
The DEC said Mr. Long, 39, of North Pleasant Lane, then took it to the town of Rodman, on the property of a family friend, where he claimed to have hunted the buck.
Mr. Long was charged by the DEC on Oct. 3 with filing a false statement and third-degree operation of a motor vehicle without a license.
Stephen W. Litwhiler, a DEC spokesman, said the department would not release the name of the deer farm where the deer was bagged, in case the matter was taken to court. Mr. Litwhiler said the farm was licensed, and had not committed any wrongdoing. No other parties were charged in the departments investigation.
Mr. Longs deer was originally given a Boone and Crockett score of about 220, which would have broken the state record in the non-typical category.