Stephen Tucker, a 26-year-old hunter in Tennessee spent days tracking a buck before killing it and possibly setting a new world record.
Tucker bagged the deer while he was muzzleloader hunting and it turns out the buck had an unusual set of antlers with 47 points. The rack measured in at 313 and 2/8ths inches. That score fell to 303 and 3/8ths inches after accounting for deductions defined by Boone and Crockett.
A captain for Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, Dale Grandstaff said:
‘This is going to be a state record for sure,’ because it had about the same number of points as our standing record. But it surprised me when I measured it and it went above 300 inches.
As far as breaking records go… a hunter in Sumner County currently holds Tennessee’s record for non-typical racks with antlers that measured 244 and 3/8ths inches in 2000. An Iowa hunter holds the world record for non-typical racks after bagging a deer with antlers that measured 307 and 5/8ths inches.
The antlers on the buck taken by Tucker will be measured again in January, after a required 60-day drying period, to determine whether the rack breaks the state or world records.