New Photo: Indiana 309” Giant Buck

Here is a new photo of the reported 309” Indiana monster that could turn out to be the biggest non-typical (NT) whitetail buck ever killed by a hunter. People in the know were telling me that the field photo I posted last week did not do this giant justice, and they were right. After seeing that first photo, some of you commented that this did not look like a 300” rack. What do you think now?

Bits and pieces of info are coming out. The buck was killed w/shotgun on Nov. 17, 2012 in Huntington Co. First unofficial reports: gross score 319, net 309 7/8; 37 scorable points; 79” of NT points; 30/29” beams; 13” brows; 15/16” G-2s. I hear this deer will be called the "Crab Buck." 

Boone and Crockett has received the score sheet on this rack from an official measurer, and Club officials are reviewing more pictures and a video of the scoring process. The rack will still have to be panel-scored by a team of B&C official measurers, a process that can get tricky with a NT rack. Scorers are known to disagree as to what points are scorable, which are not, etc.

Stay tuned, but what a rack! comment


MAVERICK's Gravatar Mike I'm glad you posted this picture b.c. like you said the field photo didn't do it justice. He looks much bigger in this picture and now I can see some of those measurements adding up. Great buck with some awesome character! Good Follow Up
# Posted By MAVERICK | 2/15/13 1:30 PM
Scott from MI's Gravatar Amazing buck for sure! But..... I still can't see 300" here.Im Not saying its not true, just don't see it
# Posted By Scott from MI | 2/15/13 9:47 PM
greg's Gravatar Mike...the Indiana Deer once accepted with original score sheet will then be eligible for the next three year session (2016) and at that point paneled scored then if hunter brings it to the session.It don't have to be paneled score now to be accepted with original score sheet
# Posted By greg | 2/15/13 11:27 PM
Cody's Gravatar Heck of a buck for sure man!! Records are exciting, IMO though he doesn't look as big a lovsteun buck. Different type of rack I know just doesn't appear that big. Many congrats to the hunter though, these are the bucks of our dreams!!

Ps-wonder how lovsteun feels about this?
# Posted By Cody | 2/16/13 12:20 AM
Jason's Gravatar Monster non typical and maybe i can't score one but i don't see 300 inches of buck there.
# Posted By Jason | 2/16/13 5:08 PM
Hunter, Nc's Gravatar Man im dying to know more about this deer, Indiana is really coming around these years.. I know if I shot a deer of that caliber i would have hundreds of pictures. Really would like to see those and learn more. Amazing deer never would have thought id see the day a wild deer would break 300" AWESOME
# Posted By Hunter, Nc | 2/16/13 6:36 PM
greg's Gravatar Breaking NEWS...
Beck Buck Comes in as #2 NT Hunter-taken Whitetail.

The scoring procedure has been reviewed and after tine classification was verified this deer scores an amazing 305 7/8. Three tines originally scored as normal were deemed abnormal. On this particular head it took away 2/8 in deductions but when the H4 circumference measurements were taken with the correct classification the circumferences dropped a few inches resulting in a lower net score than the original posted 308 5/8. The final tally on this deer is 222 4/8 gross typical frame 93 7/8 in abnormals, and the reason that this buck’s final score ranks it as the largest non typical whitetail taken in the last decade and the second largest in hunter taken in history is that it only has 10 4/8 of deductions left to right.
# Posted By greg | 2/16/13 8:26 PM
Luke S.'s Gravatar Wow. Just Wow. I am curious about more pictures too.
# Posted By Luke S. | 2/17/13 2:45 PM
Daniel Lee's Gravatar That's quite a rack and that spread actully looks sort of odd. To see more info please visit He would certainly have to pick his way through some of the timber I hunt.
# Posted By Daniel Lee | 6/19/13 4:59 PM