February 20, 2013
Official Score: 2nd Biggest Hunter-Killed Non-Typical Whitetail Ever - 0
When it comes to letting the cat out of the bag on huge bucks, the Boone and Crockett Club typically plays it close to the vest. Often they caution journalists against jumping to conclusions on whether some new giant deer will even make it into the book, let alone find a way into the Top 10. Things have changed. Although the buck has yet to be panel scored, Boone and Crockett announced via Facebook that Tim Beck’s massive Indiana non-typical whitetail will go down as the second largest, hunter-killed non-typical in history—No. 4 of all-time. The only buck larger is Tony Lovstuen’s Iowa monster, which taped out at 307 5/8.
The statement reads:
Beck took the “crab” buck with a shotgun on Nov. 17, 2012 in Huntington Co, Ind. First unofficial reports stated that the deer grossed 319. Check out some of these photos.