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Nebraska Record Buck Confirmed, Biggest U.S. Typical in 39 Years

Nebraska Record Buck Confirmed, Biggest U.S. Typical in 39 Years

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from Hunter365 wrote 3 years 7 weeks ago

Does this guy ever smile?? Crap I would never stop smiling if I shot something that big. That buck is unbelievable.

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from Hunter365 wrote 3 years 7 weeks ago

Does this guy ever smile? If I shot that buck I would never stop smiling. It is huge.

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from deerhunterrick wrote 3 years 7 weeks ago

WOW!!!! That's one awesome buck. Congrats on a truely awesome trophy of a lifetime

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from Jarcass wrote 3 years 7 weeks ago

Maybe he never shot. It could be that deer to one look at him and it dropped dead!

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from Hurckles wrote 3 years 7 weeks ago

he looks so enthused. even if i didn't shoot it i'd be happy to be holding antlers that big. smile dammit! you're ruining this for the rest of us!!!

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from footballnhunting wrote 3 years 7 weeks ago

You know what cracks me up. Shooting a buck that big and then scull capping it... Because you know, 400.00 is so much to mount a deer.

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from Jim Bear wrote 3 years 7 weeks ago

He is smiling:)

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from Phil1227 wrote 3 years 6 weeks ago

What an awsome buck,Congrats.
Hunter hater I think you found the wrong website, this is field and stream not treehuggerwackjob.com

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from Hurckles wrote 3 years 6 weeks ago

Hunterhater, my heart is warm and open to you. let us speak of ethics over a nice cup of joe and find the balance together.

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from blevig54 wrote 3 years 6 weeks ago

WOW...that would be awesome...

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from tomterrymcphee@... wrote 3 years 6 weeks ago

to hunterhater, Just because you dont hunt, or like it, you could keep your snide remarks to yourself. why are you on a hunting and fishing network anyways? You should learn to keep your bad opinions to yourself. VERY,VERY NICE DEER MR.PETRZILKA

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from t-bilt wrote 3 years 6 weeks ago

hunterhater - needs to go hug a tree. Who knows maybe it fall on them...LOL
God gave man dominion over the animals so that he may provide food for his family. Definitely beautiful...and it will be equally beautiful on the wall. I spend a lot of quality time with the lord while out hunting. I also never fail to worship him for the opportunity and grace provided when he blesses me with his bounty. But I'm sure you would have a hard time getting you mind around that. BTW- I'm a member of PETA= People Eating Tasty Animals :-D
What a monster... Congratulations to you Kevin!
Back strap fever with bone to match!

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from Casey Walker wrote 3 years 6 weeks ago

His eyes aren't empty and cold Hunterhater they are tired and disappointed from having to deal with people like you. LOL Hard to believe they have left your comment up on here this long. I guess it's a free country and you are allowed to voice your opinion. If you don't like the pictures change the page!!

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from Casey Walker wrote 3 years 6 weeks ago

hunterhater his eyes aren't empty and cold they are tired and sad from having to deal with people like you. Don't hate on me for this post. You got to express your opinion and I get to express mine. It's easy to hide behind a keyboard and spout stuff like that but what have you done for wildlife conservation in the past year?

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from Fox1011 wrote 3 years 6 weeks ago

I have no problems with anything. The guy dosen't smile? OK no problem. He has it preserved the way he wants it? It's his to do with as he likes. Again, no problem here. As for hateing hunting. I guess that is your right but you really don't have a right to assign your emotions and feelings to others.
What a nice Buck with memories to carry for years to come. The hope of even seeing one like that keeps me going into the woods. And if I did the challenge of seeing if I could steady up a shot on it.
Congratulations Kevin

Ed Fox

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from redneckbeer wrote 3 years 6 weeks ago

He is smiling,,you need to see him when he's mad,,kinda reminds me of my exwife!

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from redneckbeer wrote 3 years 6 weeks ago

Accually the enthusiam must run in the family,check out the broad smile on the mug of the dude standing next to him...

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from adams_ox wrote 3 years 6 weeks ago

The best rack I've seen.

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from Ganderson wrote 3 years 6 weeks ago

Shouldn't you be hugging a tree somewhere?

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from SandhillsHunter93 wrote 3 years 6 weeks ago

Amazing deer. One of the best I've seen. Congrats

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from Alan Rushing wrote 3 years 6 weeks ago

Fantastic trophy ...

Wish that the antlers had remained with the entire skull. More probable that it'd still be holding together after a year or two!

Have noted the antlers together yet 20,30,40 years or more when entire skull is kept, as is often elsewhere.

Perhaps he is pizzed-off, that some friend "helped" him by skull-capping his trophy???

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from jrguitar wrote 3 years 6 weeks ago

Those Nebraskans aren't very excitable, are they? But you guys forget, he's not being cheap for "skullcapping" that deer. Somebody's going to offer to pay for a quality mount for that big boy, and 'ol smiley stands to make a nice piece of change by letting that deer go on tour for a while. He might not be smiling because he knows that deer belongs to every one of us who spends our time and energies out there looking for one like him. That deer will see a lot of places that Kevin Petrzilka may never get the chance to visit himself. Not to mention every Tom, Dick, and Henrietta that happens to cross Kevin's path over the next 20 years or so wanting to hear the story. Maybe he just can see what's in store for him. Remamber, there's always a burden that comes with that kind of skill and luck.

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from Paul Gozzo wrote 3 years 6 weeks ago

That thing is impressive. Congratulations man. .

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from ethanbancroft@y... wrote 3 years 6 weeks ago

that is one great set of antlers,but please take picture ,again and smile . i want to frame picture with your smile gracing the pix! plz thanks

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from aveneralla wrote 3 years 5 weeks ago

he may have been smiling while he was taking the shot.

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from ChandlerV1997 wrote 3 years 5 weeks ago

That's a bruiser!

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from Californa Sport... wrote 3 years 5 weeks ago

Thats a million dollar buck! Heavy rack. Congrats on your hunt. I hope getting this buck is a great blessing for yourself and your family.

Dan Fine
Director
California Sportsman Association

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from witeta1l wrote 3 years 5 weeks ago

Beautiful buck, don't get any better. Congrats Kevin & enjoy telling the story. I think the reason Kevin is even holding those antlers is because he can control things like not smiling...the rest of us would be talking about the excuse of why we missed this monster and look a whole lot unhappier than Kevin does in that picture!!!

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from sbeezley wrote 3 years 4 weeks ago

Im shocked on how many readers have negative comments just because Kevin is not smiling! Jealousy is a very evil thing! Kevin.... Congrats and take YOUR picture however you like my fellow hunter!

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from 2SandSbooners wrote 3 years 4 weeks ago

UNBELIEVABLE Kevin WELL DONE! YOU DA MAN! What a "BEAUTIFUL TYPICAL MONSTER" WOW! I could stare all year long and I'll still be in AWE. I Couldn't agree more "beez"! How about the "skullcapping" comments? 1 things for certain they've obviously never made a trip to the taxidermist! :-) Skullcapping is essential! Stick to your football hoohah. Kevins deer! Kevins Pics! Kevins Story! Enjoy it or SHUT UP! It's not up to him to make it enjoyable for you goombahs!

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from jjbiggums wrote 3 years 3 weeks ago

That thing is a freakin toad man. But yes you should try bein happy about it and not so smugg about a record

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from Drew McClure wrote 2 years 51 weeks ago

The son's gun that jammed is getting upgraded, perhaps to a Marlin, sike, how about an 7mm Rem Mag bolt action.

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from Crackerjack98 wrote 2 years 51 weeks ago

Does this guy ever smile?? Crap I would never stop smiling if I shot something that big. That buck is unbelievable.

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from pittrehab wrote 2 years 50 weeks ago

Great buck, way to go!
Accessible Hunter

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from mexhunter wrote 2 years 49 weeks ago

i would buy a replica mount of THAT
are they on sale?

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from BigBuckHunterDan wrote 2 years 48 weeks ago

I think that it should be a new world record.

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from jeffrey.cote23@... wrote 2 years 48 weeks ago

Wow what a buck!

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from shaneandersen wrote 18 weeks 3 days ago

Seen this buck two years in a row at the Big Buck Classic now. And it still isn't mounted or anything. Just the skull cap like you see there. Odd it wasn't mounted, or purchased by cabelas or bass pro or someone and mounted

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from Hunter365 wrote 3 years 7 weeks ago

Does this guy ever smile?? Crap I would never stop smiling if I shot something that big. That buck is unbelievable.

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from deerhunterrick wrote 3 years 7 weeks ago

WOW!!!! That's one awesome buck. Congrats on a truely awesome trophy of a lifetime

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from footballnhunting wrote 3 years 7 weeks ago

You know what cracks me up. Shooting a buck that big and then scull capping it... Because you know, 400.00 is so much to mount a deer.

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from Hurckles wrote 3 years 7 weeks ago

he looks so enthused. even if i didn't shoot it i'd be happy to be holding antlers that big. smile dammit! you're ruining this for the rest of us!!!

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from tomterrymcphee@... wrote 3 years 6 weeks ago

to hunterhater, Just because you dont hunt, or like it, you could keep your snide remarks to yourself. why are you on a hunting and fishing network anyways? You should learn to keep your bad opinions to yourself. VERY,VERY NICE DEER MR.PETRZILKA

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from t-bilt wrote 3 years 6 weeks ago

hunterhater - needs to go hug a tree. Who knows maybe it fall on them...LOL
God gave man dominion over the animals so that he may provide food for his family. Definitely beautiful...and it will be equally beautiful on the wall. I spend a lot of quality time with the lord while out hunting. I also never fail to worship him for the opportunity and grace provided when he blesses me with his bounty. But I'm sure you would have a hard time getting you mind around that. BTW- I'm a member of PETA= People Eating Tasty Animals :-D
What a monster... Congratulations to you Kevin!
Back strap fever with bone to match!

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from Fox1011 wrote 3 years 6 weeks ago

I have no problems with anything. The guy dosen't smile? OK no problem. He has it preserved the way he wants it? It's his to do with as he likes. Again, no problem here. As for hateing hunting. I guess that is your right but you really don't have a right to assign your emotions and feelings to others.
What a nice Buck with memories to carry for years to come. The hope of even seeing one like that keeps me going into the woods. And if I did the challenge of seeing if I could steady up a shot on it.
Congratulations Kevin

Ed Fox

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from redneckbeer wrote 3 years 6 weeks ago

Accually the enthusiam must run in the family,check out the broad smile on the mug of the dude standing next to him...

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from jrguitar wrote 3 years 6 weeks ago

Those Nebraskans aren't very excitable, are they? But you guys forget, he's not being cheap for "skullcapping" that deer. Somebody's going to offer to pay for a quality mount for that big boy, and 'ol smiley stands to make a nice piece of change by letting that deer go on tour for a while. He might not be smiling because he knows that deer belongs to every one of us who spends our time and energies out there looking for one like him. That deer will see a lot of places that Kevin Petrzilka may never get the chance to visit himself. Not to mention every Tom, Dick, and Henrietta that happens to cross Kevin's path over the next 20 years or so wanting to hear the story. Maybe he just can see what's in store for him. Remamber, there's always a burden that comes with that kind of skill and luck.

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from Paul Gozzo wrote 3 years 6 weeks ago

That thing is impressive. Congratulations man. .

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from ChandlerV1997 wrote 3 years 5 weeks ago

That's a bruiser!

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from Californa Sport... wrote 3 years 5 weeks ago

Thats a million dollar buck! Heavy rack. Congrats on your hunt. I hope getting this buck is a great blessing for yourself and your family.

Dan Fine
Director
California Sportsman Association

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from witeta1l wrote 3 years 5 weeks ago

Beautiful buck, don't get any better. Congrats Kevin & enjoy telling the story. I think the reason Kevin is even holding those antlers is because he can control things like not smiling...the rest of us would be talking about the excuse of why we missed this monster and look a whole lot unhappier than Kevin does in that picture!!!

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from sbeezley wrote 3 years 4 weeks ago

Im shocked on how many readers have negative comments just because Kevin is not smiling! Jealousy is a very evil thing! Kevin.... Congrats and take YOUR picture however you like my fellow hunter!

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from Hurckles wrote 3 years 6 weeks ago

Hunterhater, my heart is warm and open to you. let us speak of ethics over a nice cup of joe and find the balance together.

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from blevig54 wrote 3 years 6 weeks ago

WOW...that would be awesome...

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from Casey Walker wrote 3 years 6 weeks ago

His eyes aren't empty and cold Hunterhater they are tired and disappointed from having to deal with people like you. LOL Hard to believe they have left your comment up on here this long. I guess it's a free country and you are allowed to voice your opinion. If you don't like the pictures change the page!!

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from Casey Walker wrote 3 years 6 weeks ago

hunterhater his eyes aren't empty and cold they are tired and sad from having to deal with people like you. Don't hate on me for this post. You got to express your opinion and I get to express mine. It's easy to hide behind a keyboard and spout stuff like that but what have you done for wildlife conservation in the past year?

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from adams_ox wrote 3 years 6 weeks ago

The best rack I've seen.

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from SandhillsHunter93 wrote 3 years 6 weeks ago

Amazing deer. One of the best I've seen. Congrats

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from aveneralla wrote 3 years 5 weeks ago

he may have been smiling while he was taking the shot.

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from 2SandSbooners wrote 3 years 4 weeks ago

UNBELIEVABLE Kevin WELL DONE! YOU DA MAN! What a "BEAUTIFUL TYPICAL MONSTER" WOW! I could stare all year long and I'll still be in AWE. I Couldn't agree more "beez"! How about the "skullcapping" comments? 1 things for certain they've obviously never made a trip to the taxidermist! :-) Skullcapping is essential! Stick to your football hoohah. Kevins deer! Kevins Pics! Kevins Story! Enjoy it or SHUT UP! It's not up to him to make it enjoyable for you goombahs!

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from shaneandersen wrote 18 weeks 3 days ago

Seen this buck two years in a row at the Big Buck Classic now. And it still isn't mounted or anything. Just the skull cap like you see there. Odd it wasn't mounted, or purchased by cabelas or bass pro or someone and mounted

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from Hunter365 wrote 3 years 7 weeks ago

Does this guy ever smile? If I shot that buck I would never stop smiling. It is huge.

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from Phil1227 wrote 3 years 6 weeks ago

What an awsome buck,Congrats.
Hunter hater I think you found the wrong website, this is field and stream not treehuggerwackjob.com

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from redneckbeer wrote 3 years 6 weeks ago

He is smiling,,you need to see him when he's mad,,kinda reminds me of my exwife!

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from Ganderson wrote 3 years 6 weeks ago

Shouldn't you be hugging a tree somewhere?

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from ethanbancroft@y... wrote 3 years 6 weeks ago

that is one great set of antlers,but please take picture ,again and smile . i want to frame picture with your smile gracing the pix! plz thanks

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from jjbiggums wrote 3 years 3 weeks ago

That thing is a freakin toad man. But yes you should try bein happy about it and not so smugg about a record

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from Drew McClure wrote 2 years 51 weeks ago

The son's gun that jammed is getting upgraded, perhaps to a Marlin, sike, how about an 7mm Rem Mag bolt action.

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from Crackerjack98 wrote 2 years 51 weeks ago

Does this guy ever smile?? Crap I would never stop smiling if I shot something that big. That buck is unbelievable.

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from pittrehab wrote 2 years 50 weeks ago

Great buck, way to go!
Accessible Hunter

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from mexhunter wrote 2 years 49 weeks ago

i would buy a replica mount of THAT
are they on sale?

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from BigBuckHunterDan wrote 2 years 48 weeks ago

I think that it should be a new world record.

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from jeffrey.cote23@... wrote 2 years 48 weeks ago

Wow what a buck!

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from Jim Bear wrote 3 years 7 weeks ago

He is smiling:)

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from Alan Rushing wrote 3 years 6 weeks ago

Fantastic trophy ...

Wish that the antlers had remained with the entire skull. More probable that it'd still be holding together after a year or two!

Have noted the antlers together yet 20,30,40 years or more when entire skull is kept, as is often elsewhere.

Perhaps he is pizzed-off, that some friend "helped" him by skull-capping his trophy???

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from Jarcass wrote 3 years 7 weeks ago

Maybe he never shot. It could be that deer to one look at him and it dropped dead!

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Additional Info

This amazing 17-point whitetail shot by Kevin Petrzilka in southeastern Nebraska last November has been officially scored as the new state record typical after its 60-day drying period. The buck is also the biggest typical tagged in the U.S. since 1972. Steve Hill got the story from the scorer who taped the rack and on the hunt itself.