Yesterday we posted photos sent by a friend of a supposed 412-pound buck taken recently in Pennsylvania. Now it appears that the buck was not shot this season, was not taken in PA, and did not weigh 412 pounds. You guys sniffed this one out quickly in your comments—thanks especially for the great snopes.com and moosedroppings.com links. Also, shortly after it was posted, F&S; contributing editor and whitetail expert Scott Bestul sent this email:
"This buck appeared in a Minneapolis Star Tribune article a year ago. According to that source, it was taken in Nebraska in 2005 by Arkansas bow hunter Stan Whitt and was apparently never weighed."