The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) began displaying the poached antlers of the biggest 8-point whitetail in the world this week at its office in St. Paul hoping it will shed more light on poaching issues, according to CBS Local.
The record buck was jacklighted by Troy Reinke, 32, of Cannon Falls, Minn. in 2009 on private land. The DNR confiscated the antlers and made a replica to use in its touring Turn in Poachers program, but always debated on what to do with the original set.
The antlers had a Boone & Crocket green score of 192”, and netted 188”, with an inside spread of 28 3/8”. Unfortunately, the deer wasn’t harvested using legal hunting methods, so it cannot be entered into the record books.