ATA Show: Pending World-Record Buck Announced

ATA Show: Pending World-Record Buck Announced

According to North American Whitetail editor Gordon Whittington and associate editor Haynes Shelton, Luke Brewster’s 320-5/8-Inch buck may be the largest buck ever taken by a hunter anywhere in North America. (Photo by Jeff Phillips)

The stunning buck killed in the fall by Illinois hunter Luke Brewster took center stage Thursday during the first day of the 2019 Archery Trade Association trade show in Louisville, Ky.

Flanked by North American Whitetail editor Gordon Whittington and associate editor Haynes Shelton, Brewster announced his November 2018 monster is officially a pending non-typical world record for white-tailed deer.

With a net score of 320 5/8 inches, the bow-killed buck may be the largest hunter-killed whitetail of all-time.

Click here to read more about trophy bucks across the nation.


Brewster was holding the humungous rack of the monster buck when the announcement was made Thursday morning outside the Outdoor Sportsman Group booth at the ATA Show.


“Within 28 hours of the buck’s harvest, I was shown field photos of Luke with the deer,” said Whittington. “My immediate reaction was, ‘That really looks like a new world record.’ Nothing happening since then caused me to waver from my initial reaction. Of course, until a rack is officially measured you can’t be sure what the tape will say, but this rack scores as big as it looks.”


“To put Luke's deer in perspective, this deer could surpass our current World's Record that has stood for 18 years by more than 20 inches," Eli Randall, director of Big Game Records for the Pope and Young Club, said in a press release from Boone and Crockett.

Brewster killed the buck on Nov. 2 in Edgar County, Illinois. The 38-point buck has a gross typical frame of 151-5/8 with 178-3/8 inches of abnormal points, B&C said, and is only the fifth hunter-taken non-typical whitetail to score over 300 inches.

More from Boone and Crockett:


The World's Record and number two all-time non-typical whitetail deer recognized by B&C are picked-up trophies scoring 333-7/8 and 328-2/8 B&C points respectively, and were found in St. Louis County, Missouri and Portage County, Ohio. The largest hunter taken, and current number three All-time non-typical whitetail on record with B&C scores 312 and was taken by Stephen L. Tucker from Sumner County, Tennessee in 2016.

The current P&Y World's Record was taken by Michael Beatty from Green County, Ohio, in 2000 and scores 294 points. The second largest on record is a deer taken in 1962 in Nebraska by Del Austin with a score of 279-7/8 points.

Read more about Luke Brewster’s pending world record non-typical whitetail, visit the North American Whitetail story here


Recommended for You

When all else fails, here's what these pros tie on. Bass

MLF Pros: What's Your Go-To Lure?

G&F Online Staff - May 20, 2019

When all else fails, here's what these pros tie on.

You can catch bluegill faster with these strategies. Panfish

Find and Fish Bluegill Beds Efficiently

Terry Madewell - May 22, 2019

You can catch bluegill faster with these strategies.

See More Recommendations

Popular Videos

Mustad

Mustad's Inkvader Octopus Live Jig

From big fish to small, just about any saltwater game fish out there will love the new Mustad Inkvader Octopus Live Jig that Mustad's Russ Whisler shows to OSG's Lynn Burkhead.

13 Fishing Pathfinder Weedless Walking Bait

13 Fishing Pathfinder Weedless Walking Bait

Fresh off catching the biggest bass in ICAST Cup history, 13 Fishing pro Jessie Mizell shows OSG's Lynn Burkhead the new Big Squirm soft plastic worm and the company's unique Pathfinder topwater walking bait that is totally weedless in design.

Costa

Costa's Award Winning Waterwoman Sunglasses

Costa's Amanda Sabin tells OSG's Lynn Burkhead about all of the great features that made the new Waterwoman frame a big winner at the 2019 ICAST show as well as out on the water.

See more Popular Videos

Trending Stories

Fishing for nighttime crappie gets you out of the summer heat and puts more fish in the cooler.

By Other Freshwater

6 Tips for Nighttime Crappie

Keith Sutton - June 19, 2017

Fishing for nighttime crappie gets you out of the summer heat and puts more fish in the...

Experts agree record channel cat caught in 1949 was actually a blue catfish. Records

Upon Further Review: 70-Year-Old Catfish Record Voided

G&F Online Staff - May 22, 2019

Experts agree record channel cat caught in 1949 was actually a blue catfish.

Celebrate the start of summer with great food for your backyard BBQ or picnic with these outdoor recipes. Wild Game

10 Memorial Day Recipes for Your Outdoor BBQ

OutdoorChannel.com Staff

Celebrate the start of summer with great food for your backyard BBQ or picnic with these...

See More Stories

More ATA Show

Thankfully the evolution of hunting bows is a never-ending process.

We have so many options. There Bows

Hunting Bows: Which Option Works for You?

Tony Peterson

Thankfully the evolution of hunting bows is a never-ending process. We have so many...

John Geiger, editor-in-chief of Game & Fish Magazine and Crossbow Revolution Magazine, shares ATA Show

Our Pick for 'Best of Show' at ATA 2018

John Geiger

John Geiger, editor-in-chief of Game & Fish Magazine and Crossbow Revolution Magazine, shares

These new archery accessories will help make your bow hunting easier. Bows

ATA Show: New Archery Gear for 2019

G&F Staff

These new archery accessories will help make your bow hunting easier.

See More ATA Show

GET THE MAGAZINE Subscribe & Save

Temporary Price Reduction

SUBSCRIBE NOW

Give a Gift   |   Subscriber Services

PREVIEW THIS MONTH'S ISSUE

GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.

×