B&C Score: 333 7/8
After checking in his own deer with a Missouri conservation agent on November 15, 1981, hunter David Beckman was driving home when he saw a huge buck lying dead in a field off the road. He went back and told the agent, Michael Helland, about the deer, which was on private property. Helland found the landower and retrieved the buck. Unable to determine the cause of death, Helland skinned out the deer and took the rack, which weighed 11 pounds. When he brought the cape and antlers to a taxidermist several months later, the taxidermist asked a B&C measurer to score the rack. Ultimately, the deer netted 333 7/8 B&C points, making it the world's record non-typical whitetail to this day.
Almost all of the deer in this gallery, and many more, can be found in A Whitetail Retrospective: Vintage Photos and Memorabilia from the Boone and Crockett Club Archives. We would like to thank the Boone and Crockett Club for having generously let us reproduce them here. For those interested in helping the Boone and Crockett Club continue its vital conservation work, there is an associates program you can join for an annual fee of $35. -- T.M.