B&C Score: 328 2/8
The true, complete story of how the No. 2 record book non-typical whitetail was found may never be told. But in 1940, a buck that scored 328 2/8 Boone and Crockett points was picked up in Portage County, Ohio. Named the "Hole in the Horn" buck for a mysterious hole through a drop tine on the right main beam (maybe a missed shot?), it hung for over forty years on the wall of the Kent (Ohio) Canadian Club and is more than 20 points larger than the No. 3 deer. If the Hole in the Horn buck had been only slightly more symetrical, it would have been the world's record.
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.