Mike: This is the story behind this buck as told by the gentleman that now owns the antlers.
What an absolute GIANT! Enjoy, Tony Smith
The deer was found in a field in Lenawee County [Michigan] on Sunday, Feb. 7th, 2010. It had been mostly eaten by coyotes. The cause of death is unknown, but no gunshot wound, broken bones, etc. Natural causes appears to be the best guess. It was found by a friend walking her dog who then called my father-in-law. He brought the deer to my house and I immediately called my neighbor. His brother is an official CBM (Commerative Bucks of Michigan) scorer who green scored the deer at 257.2 (247.4-net). The picture posted is of myself and my son. At this point, there have been no offers from Cabela's or any other parties. The rack is currently at an undisclosed location until the 60-day drying period is over and it can be re-scored by an official CBM panel. I hope this helps to clear up the confusion surrounding the MONSTER BUCK. Who knows, maybe we'll all see it on display at Cabela's some day. -Mike Guenther