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Big Buck Alert: 14-Point, 198-Inch Gross Typical Buck Tagged on Ohio Archery Opener

Big Buck Alert: 14-Point, 198-Inch Gross Typical Buck Tagged on Ohio Archery Opener

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from steve182 wrote 1 year 25 weeks ago

That's a stud of a buck. With all the giants being taken in Ohio, I'd expect my buddy "buckhunter" to to put a good one on the ground soon. The McKenzie buck will be difficult to beat though.

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from sof365 wrote 1 year 24 weeks ago

Wow. I live in KS and see a lot burly beasts but this thing is a monster!

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from Jerry A. wrote 1 year 24 weeks ago

I have seen a few deer with really big bodies here in Missouri, but nowhere near that size of antlers.

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from maxevan wrote 1 year 24 weeks ago

Congradulations Brant that is the Biggest 14 point Ohio Buck I have ever seen and a Fantastic story .Thanks for shareing it with field and Stream so we all could share in your experiance.Great Pictures .

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from Bone seeker wrote 1 year 24 weeks ago

Buck of a lifetime. Great job reesearching and patterning this buck and coming through at the moment of truth. The Boone and Crocket system does not give full credit to what the buck or bull grew which in my opinion is a shame. These trophies grew what you see and it should be gross score not deducting due to difference in right or left antler, odd points or "extra" points. It's all on the same rack right? Not sure what the Boone and Crocket scorer panel was thinking on the rules. Maybe it was because all of them were elite hunters who had money and fully guided hunts that would bring the right to the trophy. All they had to do was pull the trigger. In today's world most of what I see ( not this hunt) is hunters being partially guided or maybe fully guided telling them where to go and what to look for. To me that is not a deserved trophy and should not be entered in the books by the hunters name but the guides name. It is not a true old school hunt when someone tells you what to do and where to go.

Congrats to those who work hard and out smart a trophy on there own merit. For that is a true hunter.

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from Matthew Belcik wrote 1 year 24 weeks ago

God, I live in Hamilton county, didn't think we had those walking around!!

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from DeerSlayer4ever wrote 1 year 24 weeks ago

Wow, that's an awesome buck, and story!

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from cheney_paul wrote 1 year 24 weeks ago

Awesome buck I got a 175 this year

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from Gilltheman wrote 1 year 22 weeks ago

I got one the first hour of this season, but not that nice. Way to go.

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from Brad Allen wrote 1 year 22 weeks ago

I agree with bone seeker. A guided hunt is barely above hunting on a fenced ranch where the deer are specifically bred and shot to produce huge antlers, which is just above target shooting. A good hunt done by a hunter on his own in the wild is a great personal reward. I could see that being a different scorebook.

Personally, my hackles get raised every time I hear someone say how many inches a rack is, or more so, dismiss some proud hunter's prize because "it's nice but only x inches" or something like that. How about we be proud and happy we get to hunt and get what we are fortunate to getk?

Congratulations, Brant, on a great hunt and a beautiful deer!

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from Bone seeker wrote 1 year 21 weeks ago

Brad Allen,

Totally agree w you too. Outsmarting a trophy however defined whether it's total inches or the largest you personally have taken to date is a trophy. I personally go back to old school scouting, including terrain observations, sign etc. Without trail cams I might add. When you get a trophy buck on these old school ways in my opinion is a True hunter by instinct alone. It's too bad how much guiding, trail cams, biologic planting etc has become so sensationalized. Let these wild animals be wild and if...you are lucky enough to bag a trophy then you have all my respect.

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from Bone seeker wrote 1 year 24 weeks ago

Buck of a lifetime. Great job reesearching and patterning this buck and coming through at the moment of truth. The Boone and Crocket system does not give full credit to what the buck or bull grew which in my opinion is a shame. These trophies grew what you see and it should be gross score not deducting due to difference in right or left antler, odd points or "extra" points. It's all on the same rack right? Not sure what the Boone and Crocket scorer panel was thinking on the rules. Maybe it was because all of them were elite hunters who had money and fully guided hunts that would bring the right to the trophy. All they had to do was pull the trigger. In today's world most of what I see ( not this hunt) is hunters being partially guided or maybe fully guided telling them where to go and what to look for. To me that is not a deserved trophy and should not be entered in the books by the hunters name but the guides name. It is not a true old school hunt when someone tells you what to do and where to go.

Congrats to those who work hard and out smart a trophy on there own merit. For that is a true hunter.

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from Brad Allen wrote 1 year 22 weeks ago

I agree with bone seeker. A guided hunt is barely above hunting on a fenced ranch where the deer are specifically bred and shot to produce huge antlers, which is just above target shooting. A good hunt done by a hunter on his own in the wild is a great personal reward. I could see that being a different scorebook.

Personally, my hackles get raised every time I hear someone say how many inches a rack is, or more so, dismiss some proud hunter's prize because "it's nice but only x inches" or something like that. How about we be proud and happy we get to hunt and get what we are fortunate to getk?

Congratulations, Brant, on a great hunt and a beautiful deer!

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from Bone seeker wrote 1 year 21 weeks ago

Brad Allen,

Totally agree w you too. Outsmarting a trophy however defined whether it's total inches or the largest you personally have taken to date is a trophy. I personally go back to old school scouting, including terrain observations, sign etc. Without trail cams I might add. When you get a trophy buck on these old school ways in my opinion is a True hunter by instinct alone. It's too bad how much guiding, trail cams, biologic planting etc has become so sensationalized. Let these wild animals be wild and if...you are lucky enough to bag a trophy then you have all my respect.

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from steve182 wrote 1 year 25 weeks ago

That's a stud of a buck. With all the giants being taken in Ohio, I'd expect my buddy "buckhunter" to to put a good one on the ground soon. The McKenzie buck will be difficult to beat though.

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from sof365 wrote 1 year 24 weeks ago

Wow. I live in KS and see a lot burly beasts but this thing is a monster!

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from Jerry A. wrote 1 year 24 weeks ago

I have seen a few deer with really big bodies here in Missouri, but nowhere near that size of antlers.

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from maxevan wrote 1 year 24 weeks ago

Congradulations Brant that is the Biggest 14 point Ohio Buck I have ever seen and a Fantastic story .Thanks for shareing it with field and Stream so we all could share in your experiance.Great Pictures .

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from Matthew Belcik wrote 1 year 24 weeks ago

God, I live in Hamilton county, didn't think we had those walking around!!

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from DeerSlayer4ever wrote 1 year 24 weeks ago

Wow, that's an awesome buck, and story!

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from cheney_paul wrote 1 year 24 weeks ago

Awesome buck I got a 175 this year

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from Gilltheman wrote 1 year 22 weeks ago

I got one the first hour of this season, but not that nice. Way to go.

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