The Wisconsin Buck & Bear Club has officially panel-scored a state record, non-typical whitetail buck killed by Jim Baker while bowhunting Sept. 18, 2013, in Waukesha County.
Six measurers from the Wisconsin Buck & Bear Club convened to officially score the antlers following a mandatory 60-day drying period. The measurers included:
Ron Strauss, Wisconsin Buck & Bear Club
Gerry Wegner, Wisconsin Buck & Bear Club, Pope & Young
Zachary Randall, Wisconsin Buck & Bear Club
Eli Randall, Wisconsin Buck & Bear Club, Pope & Young, Boone & Crockett
Brian Tessman, Wisconsin Buck & Bear Club, Pope & Young, Boone & Crockett
Travis Mattison, Wisconsin Buck & Bear Club, Boone & Crockett
The “Jim Baker Buck” has 28 measureable points, a 19 7/8″ inside spread, and 66 6/8″ of abnormal points. It achieved an official non-typical score of 260 5/8″ gross and 249 5/8″ net scorable inches, and is now officially recognized as the current Wisconsin state record for non-typical bucks in the archery records.
The Baker buck surpasses the former non-typical state-record archery buck killed in 2009 by Wayne Schumacher, which scored 243 6/8.
Wisconsin currently ranks number one in Boone & Crockett and Pope & Young record entries.