B&C UPDATE: Indiana Monster 2nd Largest NT Buck Ever Shot by a Hunter

Statement from Boone and Crockett Club on their Facebook page:

"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."

UPDATE: Another picture I just got, can't see too many angles of this giant.



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# Posted By hanback | 2/18/13 1:11 PM
Dean Weimer's Gravatar Wow!! What an awesome deer. My friend, Jon Bronnenberg, is the original measurer of the buck. He and I discussed early on that most likely B&C might have a different final tally on a buck with so many non-typical tines. I don't mean to imply that they changed it, but rather that there was some adjustment. Jon himself recognized that it was a tough one to score. This is why he sent in the pictures, video, etc. of the buck to Montana. As I mentioned early on Jon is a very meticulous, and well-respected measurer. I had no doubts that his final net score was absolutely close, if not spot on.

Congratulations to Mr. Beck on an outstanding and truly "once-in-a-lifetime" buck. I don't think he'll ever top that one. LOL!

Many folks have been questioning if Indiana could produce a buck like that. My question for those folks is: "Why couldn't Indiana produce a buck like that?"

Again Congrats Mr. Beck. That's a beauty.
# Posted By Dean Weimer | 2/18/13 1:14 PM
Dean Weimer's Gravatar 1.    333 7/8 St. Louis, MO Picked Up   1981
2.   328 2/8 Portage, OH   Picked Up   1940
3.   307 5/8 Monroe IA   Tony Lovstuen 2003
4.   304 3/8 Fulton, IL Jerry Bryant   2001
5.   295 6/8 Winston, MS Tony Fulton 1995
6.   295 3/8 McD, IL   Scott Dexter   2004
7.   295 3/8 Adams, OH   Jonathon   2006
8.    294 Greene, OH M. Beatty   2000
9.   284 3/8 Texas   Unknown   1892
10.   282   Clay, IA   L. Raveling   1973
# Posted By Dean Weimer | 2/18/13 1:20 PM
Dean Weimer's Gravatar Actually, the No. 10 spot is currently taken by Wesley O'Brien's 284 0/8" buck killed in Nebraska in 2009. Raveling's buck is currently the No. 11 non-typical (all-time).

It will be interesting to see what the Beck Buck will ultimately score after it is panel measured.
# Posted By Dean Weimer | 2/18/13 1:28 PM
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# Posted By Big Deer Media | 2/18/13 1:37 PM
Mack's Gravatar Sorry folks, all the worries on BC over what is what and unequal deducts.... Give me a break, I go with the net score. Good grief as Chuck Brown says.
# Posted By Mack | 2/18/13 2:10 PM
Matt's Gravatar Congrats to the hunter! Thanks for putting the previous top ten Dean. It's interesting that OH has the most...wouldn't have guessed that.
# Posted By Matt | 2/18/13 7:08 PM
Tucker's Gravatar That picture finally does the rack justice. That is a nice buck
# Posted By Tucker | 2/18/13 9:00 PM
Cameron's Gravatar Iowa will soon add one more to the top 10 a 294" net non typical was shot this past season.
# Posted By Cameron | 2/19/13 2:43 AM
Dean Weimer's Gravatar No drops though Hanback?
# Posted By Dean Weimer | 2/20/13 2:38 PM