38-Point Nebraska Buck

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38-Point Nebraska Buck

Postby Ben Sobieck » Fri Nov 20, 2009 6:45 am

Now this could actually be a record.

A buck killed Nov. 14 in Nebraska could break the books with its 38 points and preliminary score of 281, according to this article from the Lincoln Journal Star.

The previous record is held by "Old Mossy Horns" (a biologically incorrect name, by the way), a buck that scored 279 7/8. If this new buck is larger, it'll beat the 47-year-old record by a hair.

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Do you think this will break the record?

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RE: 38-Point Nebraska Buck

Postby Ben Sobieck » Mon Nov 23, 2009 10:47 am

Update: NEBRASKAland Magazine recently sent D&DH these images of the buck and an article.

292-Inch Nontypical Bagged in Nebraska

Wesley O'Brien, of Lexington, Texas, killed what could be Nebraska's next record whitetailed buck on November 14, 2009, the first day of that state's 9-day firearm season. Preliminary measurements scored the 38-point rack at 292 7/8 gross and 281 net.

This massive and gnarly buck, taken in the southeast part of the state in Richardson County on private land, is quickly becoming one of the most talked about whitetails across the country. "It's a remarkable deer," said Tony Korth, a Nebraska Game and Parks Commission aquarium director and certified antler scorer.

Nebraska's current state record for a nontypical firearm is 242 5/8, taken by Robert Snyder in 1961. O'Brien's buck is expected to eclipse this deer and could potentially rival Nebraska's state record buck for any weapon and the current world record for archery, Del Austin's 1962 buck nicknamed "Old Mossy Horns" that scored 279 7/8.

O'Brien's buck was shot with a .270 Weatherby Magnum a few minutes before the end of legal shooting time. He and two hunting partners, Brandon Rhodus of Lexington, Texas, and Dave Haveman of Louisville, Nebraska, were scouting for Sunday's hunt when they saw the buck about 250 yards away.

O'Brien worked his way through a patch of timber to get a shot within 100 yards. The deer ran 30 yards and dropped. "I'm just lucky," he said. "A good hunter doesn't kill that deer. A lucky one does."

-- Jeff Kurrus- NEBRASKAland Magazine

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RE: 38-Point Nebraska Buck

Postby nhdeerchaser » Mon Nov 23, 2009 10:58 am

All I can say is...........WOW!

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RE: 38-Point Nebraska Buck

Postby PrairieShadow » Mon Nov 23, 2009 11:38 am

Only in my dreams.....
Hunting isn't a matter of Life or Death
Its MUCH more important than that!

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RE: 38-Point Nebraska Buck

Postby whitetailtime » Mon Nov 23, 2009 12:31 pm

My goodness What a deer!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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RE: 38-Point Nebraska Buck

Postby Everyday Hunter » Mon Nov 23, 2009 2:59 pm

That's a whole bone collection on one buck!

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RE: 38-Point Nebraska Buck

Postby Stickman » Mon Nov 23, 2009 3:02 pm

I guess the old saying is true, Id rather be lucky than good must be right.

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RE: 38-Point Nebraska Buck

Postby Goose » Mon Nov 23, 2009 3:33 pm

I like his attitude and those pictures!
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RE: 38-Point Nebraska Buck

Postby USN_Sam1385 » Tue Nov 24, 2009 6:15 am

I need to stop looking at pictures like this. lol. If I don't then no buck I ever shoot will look big. 

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RE: 38-Point Nebraska Buck

Postby Sailfish » Wed Dec 02, 2009 6:52 am

WOW!

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What an animal!!
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