Claims that a buck shot near Sheboygan, Wis., is a world record are unfounded, says Deer
& Deer Hunting Editor Dan Schmidt. Although impressive, the buck (which can
be seen here)
will not score 217 5/8 as asserted by the hunter who shot it.
“Although this Sheboygan Falls, Wis., buck is incredibly massive, we highly doubt
it will live up to what early reports claim to be a 230-class nontypical and/or a
218-inch typical,” Schmidt said.
“It appears to us that the buck’s rack will be subject to large deductions from at
least one common base, possibly two, and major side-to-side differences.
“In any event, the hunter who shot this buck should not let those differences detract
from taking such a fine whitetail.”
Congratulations to him from the entire D&DH staff!