Record Quest begins with an exclusive interview (and video) with whitetail world record holder Milo Hanson and how a day in 1993 changed his life—and our view of trophy hunting—forever.
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On a cold, crisp morning in November 1993, Milo Hanson killed the largest typical whitetail buck that has ever been officially scored. Over the course of the next few days, the obscure Saskatchewan farmer became a worldwide celebrity, as news of the buck, which ultimately would be pegged at 213 5/8 inches, spread to gun shops and deer camps.
That the buck would shatter the previous world record by more than 7 inches was remarkable; that it would come from such an unlikely place as west-central Saskatchewan’s grain belt was astounding; and that it would be killed by a farmer with no sponsors or celebrity endorsements—on his own land, no less—was simply unbelievable.