Deer & Deer Hunting Magazine has just released an exclusive look at what is being billed as the elaborate cover up of the possible real Boone & Crockett World Record Typical! Could a buck shot in Wisconsin in 2006 be the real world record, yet still not given credit by B&C?
I just read through the main article that Deer & Deer Hunting has posted, but also included are several videos, Q&A’s and a whole slew of details and pictures. It’s certainly an interesting story of big antler mania, coercion and intrigue. See below for a brief intro from D & DH and then follow the link to see the full story and all of the accompanying details. Dan Schmidt, editor for D & DH, has billed this as the biggest story he has worked on in the 17 years he’s had in the industry. It’s definitely worth taking a look at!
“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.” – Deer & Deer Hunting Magazine
UPDATE 5/12/11: See the Boone and Crockett Club’s official response and more details here.