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312-Inch Non-Typical Whitetail Confirmed as New Record

The Boone and Crockett Club officially confirmed a Tennessee muzzleloader buck as the largest hunter-taken, non-typical whitetail

312-Inch Non-Typical Whitetail Confirmed as New Record
Hunter Tucker's 2016 muzzleloader buck ranks Number 3 as a non-typical whitetail with B&C. The monster buck was entered into the record book with 47 scoreable points and a net score of 312 0/8 inches. (Photo courtesy of Boone and Crockett Club)
312-Inch Non-Typical Whitetail Confirmed as New Record
You can read more about this amazing story on
NorthAmericanWhitetail.com or in the North
American Whitetail magazine 2017 spring issue.
(Image courtesy of NAW)

MISSOULA, Mont. - A white-tailed buck harvested in Tennessee during the 2016 hunting season has been accepted by the Boone and Crockett Club with an entry score surpassing the current record taken by a hunter.

Hunter Stephen Tucker, using a muzzleloader, took the deer from Sumner County, Tennessee, in 2016. Its official entry score into Boone and Crockett records is 312 0/8. This score surpasses a deer taken from Monroe Country, Iowa, in 2003 that scores 307 5/8, which was the largest hunter-taken, non-typical whitetail and ranked Number 3 all-time. The World's Record and Number 2 in the non-typical category were both picked up, or found dead and score 333 7/8 and 328 2/8, respectively.

The Boone and Crockett Club has maintained records on wild, free ranging, native, North American big game dating back as far as 1830. First to sound the alarm that many of these species were in dire straits, then to record their population recovery, and now to celebrate our successes in conservation and wildlife management.

There are 9,509 typical and 5,607 non-typical whitetail deer listed in B&C's Records Program. There are only 39 typical and now 27 non-typical deer on record from the Volunteer State.


"If you look at the historical data, one thing that is special about this deer is that the majority of record-book deer from Tennessee have come since the mid-1980s," said Justin Spring, the Club's director of big game records. "That's conservation success that is trending. A tip of the cap should go to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency and the sportsmen of Tennessee for what they have been able to accomplish with their deer herds."


Deer that live long enough and grow large enough to qualify for the records book are a sign of quality habitat and a controlled, sustainable harvest by sportsmen.

Spring added, "What also makes this particular deer special is an entry score of 312 0/8 on only a 149 1/8 inch typical frame, which includes a modest inside spread of 14 1/8 inches. That's 162 7/8 inches of abnormal points."

The buck had 22 scorable points on the left side and 25 on the right. Only three other entries have had more than 47 scorable points.

Sumner County also produced the previous Tennessee state record non-typical, a deer scoring 244 3/8 inches taken in 2000.


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