Do You Know The Top States For B&C Bucks?

When it comes to any debate about the best state for big bucks, it’s hard to argue with statistics from the Boone & Crockett record books.

Milo Hans0n with the Boone and Crockett world record buck killed in Saskatchewan.

Not all Booners get reported, we know, and that also goes for Pope & Young bucks. Some hunters don’t give a flip about having them registered or recorded. Some don’t want anyone to know, maybe outside of family members or close trusted friends, about their big buck.

Others are keen on getting officially registered in “the book” for a B&C buck, and that’s fine, too. Hunting isn’t a “one size fits all” kind of thing.

It’s interesting to see where B&C bucks come from, though. Here’s a list of the top states and Canadian provinces with Booners reported and registered from 2005-10, including non-typical bucks:

1. Wisconsin, 383 entries
2. Illinois, 299 entries
3. Iowa, 224 entries
4. Ohio, 215 entries
5. Missouri, 214 entries
6. Kentucky, 199 entries
7. Indiana, 195 entries
8. Kansas, 181 entries
9. Minnesota, 172 entries
10. Saskatchewan, 147 entries
11. Texas, 132 entries
12. Alberta, 115 entries
13. Nebraska, 78 entries
14. Oklahoma, 48 entries
15. Ontario, 41 entries
16. Arkansas, 40 entries
17 (tie). Michigan, 39 entries
17 (tie). Mississippi, 39 entries
19. North Dakota, 31 entries
20. Pennsylvania, 26 entries
21. New York, 25 entries
22. South Dakota, 24 entries
23 (tie). Georgia, 23 entries
23 (tie). Maryland, 23 entries
25 (tie). British Columbia, 19 entries
25 (tie). Maine, 19 entries
27. Virginia, 17 entries
28. Tennessee, 15 entries
29. Colorado, 13 entries
30. Idaho, 11 entries

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