Big Buck Alert: Massachusetts Record Should Fall, Twice; Ohio Giant Gets Bigger
Two big bucks taken less than 14 days apart are rewriting the Massachusetts record book this fall. On November 14,...
Two big bucks taken less than 14 days apart are rewriting the Massachusetts record book this fall. On November 14, Dan Daigle put a 20-yard shot on the biggest buck ever to fall to an archery hunter in the Bay State, a 198-inch nontypical 16-pointer taken–appropriately enough–near the town of Rutland (photo below). Twelve days later, on the first day of the firearms season, muzzleloader hunter Craig Luscier downed this 22-point Massachusetts monster, green scored at 211 1/8 inches, near the New York-Massachusetts state line. The buck reportedly has 45 inches of abnormal points (photo above).
Both scores are unofficial, pending the 60-day drying period and a review by a three-scorer panel. But officials with the Northeast Big Buck Club confirm that both deer should have plenty of horn to surpass the current state-record bucks. NBBC measures both net and gross scores but uses the gross number in ranking record bucks.
In Ohio, Mark Guinther got a pleasant surprise when his 24-pointer was officially scored earlier this month. Guinther’s buck, which we reported in October with a green score of 196, actually earned a higher final score than projected: 206 4/8 net nontypical.