When Field & Stream brought you the story last November of the 17-point typical whitetail shot by Kevin Petrzilka in southeastern Nebraska, we reported that the big buck had a real shot at becoming the new state record. Now the 60-day drying period has passed and the official score is in: 202 6/8.
The Boone & Crockett Club has reviewed and accepted that entry score and the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission certified the buck earlier this month as the new state record typical. Because it’s a top-10 trophy, the rack will still has to be panel verified when Boone & Crockett holds its next Big Game Awards Banquet in Reno in 2013. But Ricky Krueger, the official Boone & Crockett scorer who measured the buck, says he isn’t worried. “I’m confident that score will stand.”
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.