Bucks in this wild north country grow big partly because of the lightly hunted, remote land, and partly due to a cold-climate adaptive mechanism (known as Bergmann's rule). St. Louis County, east of where Stewart bagged his massive typical, has produced more than 60 B&C; bucks. Recent records include a 1797/8 typical from Beltrami County in 2001 and a 2121/8 nontypical from Koochiching County in 2000. "The winters of 1995Â¿Â¿Â¿96 and '96Â¿Â¿Â¿97 were severe, but since then they have mostly been very mild," says research biologist Mark Lenarz. "The deer have recovered strongly, maybe too strongly. We might have trouble controlling them."