I believe it.... it was a multi page story if i remember right in the July 2008 issue of NA Whitetail.....I can't find it in thier sight but i did find a pic of another deer a different guy killed in canada and sent the pic in after reading thier story about the 412 buck. If i remember right the 412 was shot poorly & recovered late...was wieghed via the tape. The guy was hunting on a Native American Reservation out there somewhere and was after bigger horns but could not pass the body size up...deer scored in the 130-140 range ...can't find my magazine right now but i will because this has got me curious as to the particulars again....If freaky humans can bounce out there at a thousand pounds or so ...i see no reason why a freak deer could not occur. I saw a TV hunter pass a dwarf 110' whitetail hunting in texas once. He did not have enough horns and everybody in the party felt sorry for him....i thought he would have made a cool coffe table as a full body mount[:D]
it does look like a big deer. i never heard the story before. i always watch those shows on discovery and national geographic where they investigate that stuff. ive seen the "hogzilla" show about 20 times, but never the 400 lb deer story. i can believe that there is one out there somewhere, whether this one was or not, who knows. if there is one, it probably hangs out with big foot and champ.