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The size of the biggest non-typical whitetail deer on this list will haunt your dreams.

With a range encompassing most of Canada, Mexico, and the continental United States, whitetail deer are one of the most widespread and commonly hunted species of big game in North America. Interestingly enough, the biggest non-typical whitetail deer in the major record books were hunted Illinois, Tennessee and Ohio.

The Boone & Crockett, Pope & Young and Safari Club International (SCI) record books use similar methods for scoring non-typical (and typical) whitetail deer, but there are some notable differences between them.

SCI scores non-typical whitetail bucks by measuring the length of the main beam of each antler, the length of all typical and non-typical tines, the circumference of the main beam at the smallest place between each typical tine, and the greatest inside spread of the main beams.

On the other hand, the Boone and Crockett and Pope & Young Clubs score non-typical whitetail bucks using those same characteristics listed above, but only credit an inside spread length for the deer up to the length of the longest main beam. Also, unlike SCI, those organizations deduct points for differences in symmetry.

As you’ll see in a minute, the same deer can have significantly different Safari Club International and Boone & Crocket scores for these reasons. Make no mistake though, the bucks listed below are all incredibly large non-typical whitetail deer

Finally, all of the bucks on this list of the biggest non-typical whitetail deer were wild deer taken on free-range hunts. Yes, they all have some crazy looking racks, but they weren’t farm-raised or genetically modified animals killed behind a high fence. In fact, all of these deer were taken by working-class men on self-guided hunts, proving that it isn’t necessary to spend a bunch of money to take a world-record, non-typical whitetail buck.

No. 2 Pope & Young, No. 2 SCI Non-Typical Whitetail

Hunter: Michael Beatty
When: November 2000
Where: Greene County, Ohio
Method: Bow
Total Score: 294 inches (B&C/P&Y) and 311 7/8 inches (SCI)
Michael Beatty sent shockwaves through the hunting world when he arrowed a 39-point non-typical buck in Ohio during the 2000 deer season. With an SCI score of 311 7/8 inches and a B&C/P&Y net score of 294 inches, that buck shattered the previous Safari Club International and Pope & Young Club records.

Stephen Tucker’s and Luke Brewster’s bucks below have since surpassed this buck as the SCI and Pope & Young records, Michael Beatty’s buck is still an incredible trophy that stands head and shoulders above the next-closest bucks in all the major record books.

No. 2 Boone & Crockett, No. 1 SCI Record Non-Typical Whitetail

Hunter: Stephen Tucker
When: November 2016
Where: Sumner County, Tennessee
Method: Muzzleloader
Total Score: 312 inches (B&C) and 321 inches (SCI)
Similar to how things happened with Milo Hanson and his legendary whitetail, Stephen Tucker had multiple encounters with this gigantic buck several times during the 2016 deer season before he finally managed to take him down. With a net B&C score of 312 inches and net SCI score of 321 inches, the 47-point deer was the biggest non-typical whitetail deer ever killed by a hunter in the record book until Luke Brewster killed an even more massive buck in 2018. Even so, it’s still the largest buck taken with a muzzleloader in the record books.

Boone & Crockett (Pending), Pope & Young Record Non-Typical Whitetail

Hunter: Luke Brewster
When: November 2018
Where: Edgar County, Illinois
Method: Bow
Total Score: 327 7/8 inches (B&C/P&Y)
Hunters all over the United States are still reeling from the news of this 38-point monster taken in Illinois during the 2018 deer season. When the Pope & Young Club officially certified the deer as the new world-record non-typical buck, it upended what was previously thought to be an almost unbreakable record for the organization. If the Boone & Crockett Club also officially certifies the buck at the same net score of 327 7/8 inches as the Pope & Young Club, it will have destroyed the previous records set by Michael Beatty and Stephen Tucker by over 33 inches and 15 inches, respectively. 

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Why Passing This 180-Inch Deer Was the Right Thing to Do

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Don Higgins passes a giant buck he named Smokey in 2016. You might think he’s insane, but not so fast.

It’s common knowledge in the deer hunting world: if you want to kill absolutely giant bucks, you’ll have to pass great bucks. And, as you’ve seen in another article of ours, Don Higgins recently tagged a buck he called Smokey during the 2017 Illinois archery season. Not just any buck, but the buck of a lifetime.

Many people don’t know the history Don has with this 200-plus Illinois giant. He passed this buck many times in 2016, and Smokey was no slouch. This deer was probably a 180-inch deer then, but Don knew the potential it had with another year of development.

Along with knowing its potential, Don had this buck dialed in. He knew its personality, its favorite bedding area and its favorite place to feed. Therefore, he was extremely confident he would be able to get another crack at him the next year.

Here’s a video of one of the hunts when Higgins passed Smokey. Would I be able to do it? Absolutely not at this point in my hunting career! But do I think he’s an idiot like most hunters screamed? Absolutely not! I admire the man for his discipline, as well as his knowledge and expertise in the woods. And if a hunter has the abilities to let a deer walk like that, more power to him.

Here is the video, check this out!

Passing Smokey

Posted by Don Higgins / Higgins Outdoors on Wednesday, August 16, 2017

As you can see, this is an incredible buck for any bowhunter. When Don posted this video on his social media pages, it was followed with mixed opinions. Some praised him and many said he was a fool because the deer was at full potential.

Don Higgins

But Don was able to silence the haters this year when he harvested Smokey just like he thought he would. A whopping 207 inches of Illinois bone later, Don had harvested his second 200-inch Illinois whitetail.

Well done, Don. I just can’t get over this video and also what Smokey turned into this hunting season.

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Don Higgins passes a giant buck he named Smokey in 2016. You might think he’s insane, but not so fast.

It’s common knowledge in the deer hunting world: if you want to kill absolutely giant bucks, you’ll have to pass great bucks. And, as you’ve seen in another article of ours, Don Higgins recently tagged a buck he called Smokey during the 2017 Illinois archery season. Not just any buck, but the buck of a lifetime.

Many people don’t know the history Don has with this 200-plus Illinois giant. He passed this buck many times in 2016, and Smokey was no slouch. This deer was probably a 180-inch deer then, but Don knew the potential it had with another year of development.

Along with knowing its potential, Don had this buck dialed in. He knew its personality, its favorite bedding area and its favorite place to feed. Therefore, he was extremely confident he would be able to get another crack at him the next year.

Here’s a video of one of the hunts when Higgins passed Smokey. Would I be able to do it? Absolutely not at this point in my hunting career! But do I think he’s an idiot like most hunters screamed? Absolutely not! I admire the man for his discipline, as well as his knowledge and expertise in the woods. And if a hunter has the abilities to let a deer walk like that, more power to him.

Here is the video, check this out!

Passing Smokey

Posted by Don Higgins / Higgins Outdoors on Wednesday, August 16, 2017

As you can see, this is an incredible buck for any bowhunter. When Don posted this video on his social media pages, it was followed with mixed opinions. Some praised him and many said he was a fool because the deer was at full potential.

Don Higgins

But Don was able to silence the haters this year when he harvested Smokey just like he thought he would. A whopping 207 inches of Illinois bone later, Don had harvested his second 200-inch Illinois whitetail.

Well done, Don. I just can’t get over this video and also what Smokey turned into this hunting season.

NEXT: IS IT OK TO SHOOT A DOE WITH FAWNS?

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Ruger Announces New Custom Shop 10/22 Rifle with Skeletonized Green Mountain Laminate Stock

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Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE: RGR) is proud to introduce a new 10/22® Competition Rifle to the Ruger® Custom Shop line of firearms. This new variation boasts a skeletonized green mountain laminate stock and a stainless steel bull barrel. The 16-1/8″ stainless steel bull barrel features black Cerakote® accents and is fluted to reduce […]

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Land & Legacy – Determining the Success of Your Season

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Here is your pre-season pep rally! We take time this week to discuss how you should gauge the success of your season. Yes, big bucks are fun and play a role in our season, but there is much more weighing in on the success of a long hunting season. The outdoors is a medium or a way for you to draw closer to creation. Don’t overlook the opportunities this season to understand the importance of being silent and listening!

In addition, to determining the success of a season, we also discuss why you need to record your hunting observations. Each hunting season is an opportunity to learn more about what deer want to be doing on your property. These patterns or lack of patterns you are observing are strong indicators of the habitat work that needs to be completed on the property. We walk you through how to interpret these signs on your property. We will teach you to be intentional this hunting season and take a note pad to the stand with you. Learn more about your property and yourself more than ever this fall.

We hope this season is filled with encounters, not only with target deer, but with the Creator himself. Enjoy.Learn.Share! #ForLoveoftheLand

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Here is your pre-season pep rally! We take time this week to discuss how you should gauge the success of your season. Yes, big bucks are fun and play a role in our season, but there is much more weighing in on the success of a long hunting season. The outdoors is a medium or a way for you to draw closer to creation. Don’t overlook the opportunities this season to understand the importance of being silent and listening!

In addition, to determining the success of a season, we also discuss why you need to record your hunting observations. Each hunting season is an opportunity to learn more about what deer want to be doing on your property. These patterns or lack of patterns you are observing are strong indicators of the habitat work that needs to be completed on the property. We walk you through how to interpret these signs on your property. We will teach you to be intentional this hunting season and take a note pad to the stand with you. Learn more about your property and yourself more than ever this fall.

We hope this season is filled with encounters, not only with target deer, but with the Creator himself. Enjoy.Learn.Share! #ForLoveoftheLand

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