By Mark Kenyon
We posted last week a bit of breaking news, as word of a possible new world record non-typical whitetail was surfacing from the Boone & Crockett club (original post). Now the official big game record keeping organization has announced that the buck, now being called the “Beck Buck”, is not the 309 7/8″ that was originally rumored, but is going to come in just short as the #2 Non-Typical all time at 305 7/8″. That’s no slouch of a buck though!
According to the Boone and Crockett Club’s 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.”
Below is a top down image of the rack, and the official scoring sheet, both shared by the Boone and Crockett Club Facebook Page. Congrats to the hunter on this incredible whitetail!