Hurteau: New Ohio Muzzleloader Record Has Longest Main Beam Ever!

Remember the exclusive photo gallery we posted this fall about the enormous Ohio nontypical whitetail taken by Brian Stephens the opening day of gun season? At the time, we told you Stephen's buck would almost certainly shatter the state muzzleloader nontypical record, with perhaps the longest main beam ever recorded.

Well, it's now official. Yesterday afternoon I received the following email from Brian:

Dave,
We had our official scoring for Boone & Crockett and Longhunter on Saturday at the Ohio Division of Wildlife District 5 headquarters. Several state media outlets covered the scoring.

The Buck scored 250 1/8" gross, and 232 5/8" net Non-Typical for a new Ohio Muzzleloader Record and #8 All-Time for North America.

The left main beam, at 35 1/8", is the longest ever, and the right main beam, at 34 1/8", is the 2nd longest ever.

The deer's 9pt main frame scores 218 1/8" Typical.

Congrats, Brian. Incredible buck.