I’ve seen my fair share of bucks in my time in the tree stand, but I’ve never seen anything like this.
Using a muzzle loader, Stephen Tucker, a 27-year-old from Gallatin, Tennessee, bagged a buck with an impressive 47-point rack in Sumner County back in November. 47 points. Let that sink in. This thing is an absolute monster. Kind of makes your 8 or 10-pointer seem a little bit inadequate, doesn’t it?
The rack was scored at 312 and 3/8th inches, beating out the previous world record, a 38-pointer at 307 and 5/8th inches. While Tucker took the buck down back in November, it couldn’t be verified as a world record holder until after it was given 60 days to dry out and shrink, a requirement that was met earlier this week.
Tucker doesn’t just get bragging rights, though. The antlers are estimated to be worth over $100,000. Whether he decides to sell them is his call, but if it were me, I think I’d have to keep them. Talk about a conversation piece.
Like any good hunter, Tucker had the deer processed and, as you would expect, is fully intent on eating it. Deer backstraps are always good, but something tells me they’re probably a little bit better when they come from a deer with a six figure set of antlers..
[via The Tennessean]
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