For those deer hunters who are antler addicts, here is a list of the top ten typical monster whitetails bucks of all time.
And yes, Ohio has one on the list as kept by the Boone and Crockett Club, scored by a sum of measurements taped by mass, length of each point, overall width, etc.
Milo Hanson’s 213 5/8 inch buck leads the list. This long-standing number one record buck was killed in Saskatchewan (SK) in 1993.
In second place is an even longer-standing “Booner” Wisconsin buck killed in 1914 and scoring 206 1/8 inches.
Number three is a 205-inch trophy Missouri buck taken in 1971.
Fourth place is held by a 204 4/8 inch Illinois buck killed in 1965.
Tie for fifth
There are two big bucks in fifth place, both measuring just 2/8 of an inch less than the fourth place buck, a Kentucky whitetail tagged in 2000 and an Alberta buck killed in 1967.
Number six in the all-time Boone and Crockett book was another SK monster tagged in 2003 and scoring 203 3/8.
Number seven is held by yet another SK whitetail scoring 202 6/8 killed in 1992.
Tied for eighth place are two bucks measuring an even 202 inches, the first taken in Minnesota in 1918 and then tied in 1969 by an Illinois buck.
Ninth place has been held by another Illinois buck since 1974 that scores 201 5/8.
And here’s our Ohio trophy in tenth place at 201 1/8 inches that was claimed in Warren County 2004.
The above list includes remarkable animals and lucky hunters.
Each top ranking record book trophy buck is more than a wall hanger; it is a wall in itself.
Antlers size is fed by a mix of genetics and available food sources, and age. Given the fact that all records are meant to be broken, it is unlikely that any of the top ten will remain unchallenged forever and it is highly likely that the next challenger may come from Ohio.
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