Photos: D&DH Takes a Look at King Buck

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A World-Record Cover-Up?Videos Photos: D&DH Examines Antlers
More PhotosKing Buck In-Depth Q&ABTR Score Sheet of the Rack
Reneau’s ViewSchmidt: King Buck Deserves Another LookContact B&C

 


 

In April 2011, Deer & Deer Hunting staff visited Johnny King to have a look at the famous rack of antlers. Here are photos from that visit.

A close view of the right side of the rack.

A close view of the right side of the rack. According to B&C rules, antler points that grow close together must allow for a ¼-inch steel space to be placed between them in a flat position, allowing for the “circumference” measurement. The King Buck’s rack easily allows for these measurements. (Photo by Kris Kandler, copyright F&W Media 2011)

The left side of the rack.

The left G-3 is much shorter than the right G-3, but this difference is deducted in the “side-to-side differences” column when scoring the rack as a typical. (Photo by Kris Kandler, copyright F&W Media 2011)

A close view of the bullet hole.

One of King’s shots center-punched the left main beam, just below the brow tine. (Photo by Kris Kandler, copyright F&W Media 2011

A close view of the buck's jawbone.

Based upon tooth wear, the King Buck is believed to have been 5 ½ years old when it was killed. Interestingly, the buck was a clean 10-pointer the previous year. A neighboring farmer found those sheds about a mile from where the deer was eventually killed. (Photo by Kris Kandler, copyright F&W Media 2011)

D&DH Editor Dan Schmidt (left) examines the rack.

Deer & Deer Hunting Editor Dan Schmidt (left) and Johnny King admire the rack. (Photo by Kris Kandler, copyright F&W Media 2011)

Deer & Deer Hunting Editor Dan Schmidt (right) talks with Jay Fish.

Deer & Deer Hunting Editor Editor Dan Schmidt (right) talks about antler configuration with collector Jay Fish of Edgar, Wisconsin. (Photo by Kris Kandler, copyright F&W Media 2011)

A look at the base of the right G-3.

Upon close inspection, the right G-3 is clearly a point of its own and does not fall under Boone & Crockett’s definition of having a “shared base.” (Photo by Kris Kandler, copyright F&W Media 2011)

The rack receives a thorough examination.

Jay Fish (left), Deer & Deer Hunting Editor Dan Schmidt (center) and Johnny Kind (right) review the contested right G-3. (Photo by Kris Kandler, copyright F&W Media 2011)

Schmidt and King

After a full day of examination, Deer & Deer Hunting Editor Dan Schmidt (left) is satisfied that the rack should be scored as a 6x6 typical. Johnny King, who killed the buck, is on the right. (Photo by Kris Kandler, copyright F&W Media 2011)

 

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More on King Buck

Videos: Deer & Deer Hunting One-on-One with Johnny King and Jay Fish

More Photos of King Buck

King Buck In-Depth Q&A

See a Buckmasters Score Sheet of the Rack

Dan Schmidt: King Buck Deserves Another Look

Jack Reneau’s Point of View

Contact Boone & Crockett

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