Big Buck Update: Indiana Deer is #4 Nontypical of All Time

Last week, we covered breaking news of a potential world record hunter-killed nontypical whitetail from the Hoosier State. After a review of the scoring procedure, the buck--killed by Tim Beck last November--will net 305-7/8". That score will place it 4th overall in the nontypical category, and just below the Iowa giant killed by Tony Lovstuen in 2003. According to Boone & Crockett, a review in the scoring procedure reduced circumference measurements by a few inches, dropping the Beck buck from the original score of 308-5/8". This makes it the second largest hunter-killed nontypical buck on the books.

The Beck Buck is a shockingly big whitetail, sporting a 222-4/8" typical frame and 93-7/8" of abnormal points. It also serves as further proof that we're living the good old days of whitetail hunting right now; 5 of the Top 10 nontypicals in the B&C books have been shot since the year 2000, and three of those five monster whitetails score over 300" (the Lovstuen buck scored 307-5/8"; the Beck buck is 305-7/8"; and right behind them is Jerry Bryant's Illinois giant at 304-3/8").

Many congrats to Mr. Beck, and we hope to cover more details of this amazing buck in this space soon.