Should the King Buck Be A World Record? Ousted B&C Scorer Says ‘Yes!’ on Deer Talk Now

Ron Boucher, an official scorer for Boone and Crockett Club for 25 years, will be the special guest on Deer Talk Now today (Wednesday, Sept. 12), and will discuss the potential world record Johnny King Buck, the Boone and Crockett scoring system for prior whitetail records, and much more.

How much more? How about exclusive video of the King Buck rack being discussed with detailed information in regard to the Boone and Crockett scoring process? This video never has been seen before and will be available exclusively on Deer Talk Now.

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Scored as a typical, the final score of the King Buck might range anywhere from 213 to 215 inches, and change. Either way, it’s going to come down to the wire whether this deer unseats the current world record Milo Hanson Buck as the biggest typical of all time. (Photo by Deer and Deer Hunting Editor Dan Schmidt)

Deer Talk Now is a live, one-hour webcast that airs at 12 p.m. Central every Wednesday from Deer & Deer Hunting headquarters in Iola, Wis. The show is hosted by Deer & Deer Hunting editor Dan Schmidt and publisher Brad Rucks, and entertains special guests to discuss deer- and hunting-related issues, trends and news. Previous shows are available in our archives.

“This video was previously only made available to the 32 members of the B&C Records Committee,” Schmidt said. “It impressed them so much that they recommended the King Buck be brought in for panel score. In the video, 25-year B&C scorer Craig Cousins uses his experience and the B&C scoring manuals to explain every measurement in extreme detail, including the reasons why the rack’s right G-3 meet the club’s requirements for typical status.”

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Ron Boucher is one of the most seasoned Boone and Crockett scorers in North America. He has been an official measurer for more than 30 years, and has been a B&C scorer for more than 25 years. He is one of only a handful of official B&C scorers who have sat on two world-record panel scoring sessions. His first panel-scoring appointment came when he officially measured the current world record Milo Hanson Buck.

Exclusive video of the King Buck and comparative discussion relating to the Boone and Crockett system will be available Wednesday on Deer Talk Now and after the show only at You won’t find this video anywhere else!

Boone and Crockett has changed its scoring process specifically for the King Buck, which was killed in 2006 in Wisconsin. It was ruled, by Jack Reneau of Boone and Crockett, as being non-typical because of his idea about one tine. Scorers who deemed it a typical buck and went public with their opinions were ousted from the organization, including Boucher, Wednesday’s guest on Deer Talk Now.

In the six years since King’s potential world record was brought to light, controversy has raged about Boone and Crockett’s continued refusal to score the buck. Additionally, it now has changed its scoring process specifically for the King Buck – unlike with other bucks in its records – and says it will score the antlers Sept. 22 in Montana. Deer & Deer Hunting has contacted Boone and Crockett several times to offer an official comment or response; the organization has declined to respond.

Is the King Buck the biggest whitetail ever reported by a hunter? Is the King Buck handsome enough to be the world record? Will Milo Hansen’s monstrous whitetail killed two decades ago hang on and continue its reign?

With less than 10 days until the King Buck – the potential new world record – is scored, listen Wednesday to Boucher discuss his thoughts on it and answer your questions! Send in your questions and we’ll see you on Deer Talk Now!