A two-year quest for a massive white-tailed buck has resulted in what may be the new state record and it could shatter the existing mark by about 10 points.
To top it off, the buck was killed on public land … so all the haters who want to immediately scream “fence” or “payhunt” can forget about that. Wild, free-range and public land, and this buck definitely is a head-turning beast!
Chad Scyphers has revealed little about his huge buck and says he will give more details after the 60-day drying period to have it officially scored for the Pope and Young records. He killed it while bowhunting on public land in McDowell County, West Virginia.
The current West Virginia bow record is 175 6/8, which was set in 1998 by Mark Lester.
Scyphers’ buck has been green-scored at 196 5/8 and some estimates have about 10 points of deductions. If true, and the numbers hold, Scyphers’ buck still would scored about 185 or so and easily eclipse Lester’s existing record.
Scyphers works at Mountain Heritage Outdoor and Taxidermy in Princeton, W.Va.
Kill More Deer and Big Bucks!
Two great ways to learn about deer hunting are being in the woods to get hands-on experience, and filling your mind with the most informative research possible. When you can’t get in the woods you can do the latter with Deer & Deer Hunting’s action-packed Whitetail Behavior DVD. This incredible video has exclusive footage, expert analysis, biology, research and more, and will make you a better hunter. Why? Because you can learn about what deer are doing and then put that to use in the field. It’s a fantastic DVD and also a superb Christmas gift, too. Click here to learn more …