On Nov. 18, 2006, avid whitetail hunter Johnny King of Mt. Horeb, Wis., shot a massive 12-point buck the likes of which were almost unparalleled in the annals of deer and deer hunting. As a straight 6-by-6 typical with no additional abnormal points, the great rack grossed more than 220 inches, a milestone few typical whitetail racks in history have attained. 

Yet, some 4-1/2 years later, the rack remains in relative obscurity. In a time where antler scores and giant racks are the Holy Grail to most avid whitetail fanatics, how could this happen to a buck of this magnitude? How could Wisconsin, rich in whitetail history and proud producer of the former world-record James Jordan Buck, let a deer like this slip through the cracks?

The answer is perplexing and, in a way, maddening. For King, life will never be the same. Here, in a Deer & Deer Hunting exclusive, is his untold story.

Additional feature stories in this issue include:

“Intensive Whitetail Management” expert tips from certified wildlife biologist Bob Zaiglin on common problems associated with deer management on private lands.

“7 Food Plot Rules My Grandpa Taught Me” includes real-life advice on what works – and what doesn’t – when planting whitetail food plots.

“Bruisers are Belligerent,” a photo essay on why old, mature bucks have a nasty streak by Charles Alsheimer.
“Magic Beans” by Don Higgins, with tips on how to plant this newfound forage.

“A Man of Measure,” an exclusive interview with Tim Walmsley – one of the most respected big-buck aficionados in North America.

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