potential new world record

Discussion in 'Deer Hunting' started by Angler2007, Oct 23, 2008.

  1. Angler2007

    Angler2007 New Member

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  2. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Definitely a Whopper. The deer of our dreams.:wink:
     

  3. whisker maniac

    whisker maniac New Member

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    Nice buck. Bet every pro hunter will be booking trips to wisconsin after seeing that footage :eek:oooh:
     
  4. azcataholic

    azcataholic New Member

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    That is one beautiful looking rack. Those guys must have had some good night photography equipment.I would say. Thanks for sharing !
     
  5. derbycitycatman

    derbycitycatman Well-Known Member

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    WOW!!! That thing must have been genetically engineered!
     
  6. JERMSQUIRM

    JERMSQUIRM New Member

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    better be scored a typical. as non it wont even be close. but if scored as typical. think i seen some stickers that will cost him points. it will take a heck of a perfectly symetrical rack with some mass to beat milo hansons buck from sac canada.

    and the lovenston buck at 319+. that one is a dream deer. but i dont think its bigger IMO.
    http://www.northamericanwhitetail.com/naw_0104promo/
     
  7. bw69r

    bw69r Well-Known Member

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    awesome deer David, thanks for sharing.
     
  8. dieselcat

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    thats a nice deer but it's old news
     
  9. bownero

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    I had the opportunity to see both the Milo Hanson and Tony Luvenston bucks at the Iowa Deer Classic. Those are huge trophy racks that any whitetail hunter would be proud of. That Wisconsin buck in the video has possible world record potential, but we'll have to wait and see.:wink:
     
  10. catfishcrazy256

    catfishcrazy256 New Member

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    What a big deer, WOW !!!!!!!
     
  11. Angler2007

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    How can it be old news when it was filmed in Aug. and Field and Stream is just now letting everyone know about it. World record or not I sure would like to be the one putting my tag on it. Good luck to everyone in the next few weeks as it is time to be in the woods.
     
  12. seahaggy

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    One word "MONSTER"
     
  13. Txbluecatman

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    :0a27:
     
  14. brother hilljack

    brother hilljack New Member

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    That is really nice, thanks for the post
     
  15. BEHITJ

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    I seen this before also old news but still that is one whopper of a deer for sure send him over my way.
     
  16. ozzy

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    WOW, thats a big buck. :crazy:
     
  17. Mi11er

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    Wow what a buck!:eek:oooh: I got buck fever just seeing him on the screen. Thanks for the video.
     
  18. Jacksmooth

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    Its been reported that this deer has been taken. This all I could find on it and dont know if its true or not. Found it on another web site.
    Record Buck? Archer bags notable deer

    By Julian Emerson
    Leader-Telegram staff

    It had been a slow morning. Perched in his tree stand for more than three hours, Bob Decker hadn't seen one deer in the Buffalo County woods he hunts south of Mondovi.

    Growing restless despite the excitement of knowing a potential world-record buck recently had been sighted roaming the area, Decker thought of checking in with his longtime hunting buddy, Paul Olson, who was hunting these same woods between Modena and Urne Saturday morning.

    Then, at 9:30 a.m., Decker heard it, the telltale "snap" of a whitetail stepping on a twig as it walked nearby.

    Startled, he looked down from his tree stand and saw a large buck just 40 yards away. Decker eyed the animal's large antlers and immediately decided it was a "shooter buck." A few seconds later, adrenaline surging through his veins, he grabbed his bow and zeroed in on the animal's body.

    Thwap! The arrow struck its mark just 6 or 7 yards below Decker. The buck bolted for about 50 yards through the woods, then collapsed. It struggled to its feet after a few seconds, then staggered another 50 yards or so to its death.

    "I knew it was a nice deer. I figured I'd shot a good-sized 10-pointer," Decker said.

    Decker climbed down from his tree stand and went to meet Olson before going to find his deer. As his friend approached, Olson noticed Decker's hands shaking with excitement.

    "I shot a monster, but it wasn't the Field and Stream buck," Decker told Olson, referencing the huge buck that has caused a craze among deer hunters this fall after a video filmed about a half mile from Decker's hunting spot was posted on the Web site of the outdoor magazine.

    The video prompted deer experts to speculate that the animal, with its stunningly large 16-point rack, could challenge Milo Hansen's 1993 world-record buck. The much-discussed buck is pictured on the cover of the November edition of the magazine.

    Olson and Decker approached the buck, which had died on a bed of grass and leaves and was lying on its side. At first glance, Decker figured the animal was smaller than he had thought. He soon discovered otherwise.

    Olson reached the buck first and yelled in disbelief to Decker.

    "It's the Field and Stream buck!" Olson shouted to his friend. "This is unbelievable! It's the Field and Stream buck!"

    Love of the hunt
    Hunting deer is in Decker's blood. He learned to hunt from his father, Gene Decker, as a youngster. He shot his first buck at age 18 and became enamored with the sport, spending hours upon hours learning every detail he could about how to successfully hunt whitetails.

    Decker's hunting interest is fueled by the challenge of hunting some of nature's wariest animals and the enjoyment of spending time outdoors.

    "Hunting is something I've always loved," he said.

    Decker and Olson have shared a lot of good times together tracking deer. The duo has hunted in tandem for 15 years and complement each other well, good-naturedly teasing each other while sharing hunting knowledge. Decker said it's not a coincidence that Olson was in the woods when he shot the deer experts believe is the Field and Stream buck.

    "He's every bit the hunter I am and then some because of his attention to detail," Decker said of Olson. "You couldn't find a better hunting partner."

    'Absolutely incredible'
    Decker is no stranger to bagging big bucks. Six deer heads adorn the basement wall of Decker's rural Eau Claire home, evidence of successful past hunts.

    On Sunday Decker smiled as he recounted stories of harvesting those deer. He laughed as he showed visitors a tiny four-point rack from a buck he killed last year during a hunt in Minnesota.

    While Decker concedes he invests a lot of time and effort into hunting, he believes luck has everything to do with his impressive large buck haul. Like the buck he took Saturday, those animals were killed in the woods of Buffalo County, considered a deer-hunting mecca that attracts hunting enthusiasts from around the U.S.

    Decker wasn't the only one marveling at his good fortune. Visitors flocked to his home Saturday night and Sunday to catch a glimpse of the magestic whitetail made famous by Field and Stream. Utterances like "awesome" and "incredible" were commonplace. One man kissed the buck's antlers in appreciation.

    A Sunday afternoon visit to Jack Dodge's Elk Lake taxidermy shop prompted similar responses from a group of stunned onlookers.

    "My God, look at the antlers on this thing," said Dodge, who has shot numerous trophy animals himself. "It's absolutely incredible. You're not going to see another buck like this for a long time."

    In between phone calls from well-wishers Sunday night, Decker humbly reflected on his good fortune.

    "I'm not a better hunter after shooting this buck than I was before," he said. "I'm just a very lucky person."

    To see video footage of the Field and Stream buck, go to www.leadertelegram.com and click on News Links.
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  19. Jacksmooth

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  20. doug300wsm

    doug300wsm New Member

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    That is probably the biggest buck I have ever seen on video. Thanks for sharing.