The Boone and Crockett Club (B&C) received a score sheet on Wednesday for a massive buck taken in Indiana last November. The measurements could make the Indiana buck the largest hunter-taken, non-typical whitetail on record. It reportedly scored nearly 310 on the B&C scale.
The confirmation is still ongoing, so Boone and Crockett officials are not commenting until the results have been finalized. Record officials are currently in contact with the measurer and also awaiting video. More information will be released when it becomes available.
The current record is a truly massive buck that scored 307-5/8 which was taken by Tony Lovstuen in Iowa back in 2003, and it won’t give up the crown without a fight. A crown which might be constantly tilted to the left.
Boone and Crockett also accepts records that are “found,” animals that have died naturally and then submitted for review by the club. The largest non-typical whitetail buck is a 333-7/8-scoring animal found in Missouri over 30 years ago.
Scoring a trophy can be a difficult proposition for even professionals. For tips on field judging animals or a listing of official measurers, visit http://www.boone-crockett.org. For up-to-date news on North American hunting records, check out Boone and Crockett’s Facebook.
The Boone and Crockett club was founded in 1887 by America’s great outdoorsman, Theodore Roosevelt. The organization works to preserve the nation’s outdoors and wildlife to ensure a future for hunters, and is known as the North American authority on game records.
Update: click here for the measurement results.
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