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September 21, 2010

Hurteau: North Carolina Non-Typ Could Threaten State Record

By Dave Hurteau

Will this buck net more than 176 inches as a nontypical? If so, it will be The Tar Heel State’s new bow-kill non-typ record. John Kellett of Conway arrowed a buck Sept. 15 that could challenge the state-record non-typical white-tailed deer killed in 2005. From the story...

“I hadn’t seen the deer before,” said Kellett, a 23-year-old senior and baseball player at Chowan University. “But I knew basically there were a lot of nice deer on the back side of the farm I was hunting….”

[A] buck with an amazing rack of antlers stepped onto a creek bank 40 to 45 yards away. Kellett drew back his bow to shoot because the deer was so impressive, but then the monster started walking straight toward him. The hunter waited until the buck reached 15 yards from his stand, and then arrowed the deer behind the right shoulder.

“He ran 50 or 60 yards after I hit him, and I heard him crash,” Kellett said. “After that, I was shaking so bad I couldn’t keep my composure.”

“It’s a main-frame 4x4 with 12 odd points, including two double-drop tines on each main beam,” he said.

Here’s the full story from northcarolinasportsman.com:

So take your best guess. What do you think it will net?

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from pete5645 wrote 3 years 30 weeks ago

Helluva Buck!

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from buckhunter wrote 3 years 30 weeks ago

A great buck but not 176 class.

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from Walt Smith wrote 3 years 30 weeks ago

I'll say 178 and 7/8".

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from 2Poppa wrote 3 years 30 weeks ago

For a non-typical, I believe it may approach the 170" Class, as they measure everything.
Nice gnarly lookin' buck, as it will make a great mount!

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from fliphuntr14 wrote 3 years 30 weeks ago

could pass it... its got good mass which i think should put it over the edge.

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from jbird wrote 3 years 30 weeks ago

Great buck! I'm no score guesser, but some of the fellas who participated in the buck-scoring contest a while back ought to be able to get real close.

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from nunyabinis wrote 3 years 30 weeks ago

I would have netted a new pair of underwear if I'd been the one that bagged it.

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from countitandone wrote 3 years 29 weeks ago

Even with the two double-drop tines on each main beam, the spread/mass as photographed is no way over the green score stated, non-tpy. I'll give it a go with 165 5/8.

Would I take the shot at 15yds? Damn straight. Which brings up another point...the way Kellett tells the story, his buck was walking straight at him and the baseball player somehow stung him behind the right shoulder. Really?

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from buckhunter wrote 3 years 30 weeks ago

A great buck but not 176 class.

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from nunyabinis wrote 3 years 30 weeks ago

I would have netted a new pair of underwear if I'd been the one that bagged it.

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from pete5645 wrote 3 years 30 weeks ago

Helluva Buck!

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from Walt Smith wrote 3 years 30 weeks ago

I'll say 178 and 7/8".

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from 2Poppa wrote 3 years 30 weeks ago

For a non-typical, I believe it may approach the 170" Class, as they measure everything.
Nice gnarly lookin' buck, as it will make a great mount!

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from fliphuntr14 wrote 3 years 30 weeks ago

could pass it... its got good mass which i think should put it over the edge.

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from jbird wrote 3 years 30 weeks ago

Great buck! I'm no score guesser, but some of the fellas who participated in the buck-scoring contest a while back ought to be able to get real close.

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from countitandone wrote 3 years 29 weeks ago

Even with the two double-drop tines on each main beam, the spread/mass as photographed is no way over the green score stated, non-tpy. I'll give it a go with 165 5/8.

Would I take the shot at 15yds? Damn straight. Which brings up another point...the way Kellett tells the story, his buck was walking straight at him and the baseball player somehow stung him behind the right shoulder. Really?

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