Mississippi Landsource is here to help you find what are some wild world record bucks. It is not easy to find world-class whitetail bucks in the wild. Boone and Crockett Club and Pope and Young’s record books contain a multitude of whitetail deer records that are not likely to be surpassed by most whitetails, regardless of nutrition and predator avoidance.
A James Jordan buck, a Stephen Tucker buck, or a Tony Lovstuen buck has better odds of winning the lottery than you do of killing something larger. There are plenty of hunters who miss out on world-record whitetails for every hunter who does. In some cases, these bucks shed their antlers or are found dead later due to natural causes.
If some lucky hunter had harvested the record whitetail while it was alive and well, the world of whitetail would have been changed forever.
The Hole-in-the-Horn Buck
Deer hunters were still reeling from the revelation of the Monarch back in the early 1980s that a whitetail buck could grow antlers to over 300 inches long. One of the most famous buck hunts in history, the Hole-in-the-Horn, took place in 1983.
This buck was found dead, just like the Monarch. There was only one difference between this deer and the one found in 1940. A buck that hung on the wall of a smoky bar, was only known to locals until Dick Idol relocated it and made it public. Despite the lack of specific details, we know the man was found along a railroad right-of-way.
328 2/8 inches later, he was ranked No. 2 in the world of non-typical whitetails. Had it been found and measured sooner, it could have been the world record for years. There have been speculations the Hole-in-the-Horn buck should be the world record, but the buck’s horns may have shrunk and dried after 40 years in a smoky bar. There is no way to know for sure.
A buck quite different from the Monarch can be tracked down to people who knew him while he was alive. However, no remains of the buck were ever found. Three sets of the largest sheds ever found on a whitetail deer and a few photographs provide the only information about this deer. In 1990, the largest set registered an eye-popping 310 inches without considering an inside spread. There are more than 180 inches of right-side height on this deer alone! There is a good chance that this non-typical buck would have topped B&C’s record books for hunter-killed deer, if not for the outright top spot.
A similar landowner is said to have discovered all the sheds associated with the Monarch. A buck is said to appear at the feed he leaves out for the deer every February. He eventually sold the sheds off to a collector but has maintained his anonymity all these years.
Among all the deer that got away, this buck is perhaps the most intriguing. Tim Condict, brought to public attention only one set of sheds. A rancher found the hunting leases back in the late 1950s while scouring the central part of the U.S. for new hunting leases. Condict wasn’t kidding when he gave the tip. Monstrous typical typically net 218 inches! Milo Hanson’s current world record of five inches is held by Milo Hanson of Saskatchewan. There is some damage done to the score by non-typical points. Despite this, the buck initially grossed more than 230.
The Knife-Handle Buck
During the 1970s, a monster buck wandered around, but very little is known about it. According to most accounts, the sheds were thrown aside by a farmer near his barn. A turtle trapper spotted the monstrous 8×8 set while asking permission to use his land one day. Despite having a bunch of other antlers laying around, the farmer gave one of the sides to the trapper.
Antlers from this monster buck, however, were saved by the farmer for a friend who makes knives. A world-class, 16-point set of antlers was cut up for a side!
The Kansas King
Like the General, this buck has a similar story. A typical 6×6 whitetail with antlers this perfect reaches nearly 28 inches in length, and its main beam reaches nearly 28 inches. The tines of this buck measure over 12 inches in length on at least six occasions. In the early 1990s, sheds were discovered.