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On the Record: Milo Hanson

On the Record: Milo Hanson

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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from bigbuckregistry wrote 2 weeks 5 days ago

Great article! We just posted an interview with Milo Hanson on the Big Buck Registry if anyone is interested: www.BigBuckRegistry.com/milo

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from MNwhitetailHunter wrote 3 years 27 weeks ago

"what r u going to hunt for now"....um, maybe DEER.so what if that buck is taken..how about u go out and hunt for deer meat, buck or doe, u cant eat the horns. it would be a gift to see a buck where i hunt (or even a few more deer. yeah it would suck that buck was taken, u can still have fun hunting deer.

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from dhottell wrote 3 years 33 weeks ago

Amazing job, great story, terrific buck, and the man....all class sounds like.

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from brandeninmaine wrote 3 years 33 weeks ago

yeah 200lbs isnt a very big deer body wise but 29" spread thats crazy youd expect to see that on a deer over 250 like the deer here in northern maine or even central maine at 250-270lbs. very nice deer though.

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from The Great Onalaskan wrote 3 years 35 weeks ago

That's a great buck.I don't think I've seen that pic before.

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from TheOhioHunter wrote 3 years 36 weeks ago

This certainly is a great trophy in anyone's book and will remain as a classic whitetail success story for generations to come. Congratz on a great deer Milo!

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from DeerHunter118 wrote 3 years 40 weeks ago

whats the score??

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from Uncle John wrote 3 years 41 weeks ago

I fully understand the problems associated with bagging a record deer. I covered the story of the Glen Jackson buck of Louisiana, a 43 point wild non typical. Glen was called a liar and everybody wanted the trophy to ride his coat tails. I wrote the story and got it right, now one of my best works. No you wont see it on Outdoor Life, like Glen I'm just an average hunting writer that no body ever heard about. But the story, "Grey Sky in the Morning" is at www.foremosthunting.com

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from Bret Maffenebier wrote 3 years 46 weeks ago

Congrats on a awsome story Andrew,I told you he was a great guy! glad you got to talk to him!Hey Mylo just a reminder I will give you holler the day I beat your buck lol!!ever down this way give me a shout!

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from www.dropjhook.com wrote 3 years 46 weeks ago

what a amazing buck!

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from Ishi wrote 3 years 46 weeks ago

It appears Milo was the right person to take this buck. I hope he holds the record his entire life.

The next world record (IMO) will come from the suburbs.

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from HuntingEditor wrote 3 years 47 weeks ago

Check out the video. It's not the best camera work, and the prairie wind was howling. But Milo took me out from his house to the very patch of willows where the Hanson Buck was killed. It put a shiver down my back just looking at this place where history was made. Call me a tender mark, but for a deer hunter, this was like the old Polo Grounds is to a baseball freak, or a trip to Liverpool is for a Beatles fan.

What makes it even better is Milo's matter-of-fact way of describing the events of November 1993, just like your buddy might tell you how his latest hunt went down. We spotted a few whitetails on our drive out to the spot, and it is pretty easy to imagine some of them are descendants of the world record.

Andrew McKean

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from cjohnsrud wrote 3 years 47 weeks ago

That must have been a cool interview. He seems down to earth, and gives us regular Joes something to strive for. I think the next record will come out of Saskatchewan with unreal mass and good tine length. A person would think the growing season would be significantly shorter in Sask., but seeing some of the deer that have come out of the little pockets of woods up there are unreal. Genetically superior, low hunting pressure, and awesome nutrition is what it comes down to.

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from HuntingEditor wrote 3 years 47 weeks ago

That's the deer of many, many lifetimes. A couple of perspectives: First, Smitty is right about Milo being a regular guy. That's what makes his achievement so remarkable. He could be any of us. He's a hardcore hunter, but he will readily admit that he was lucky, in the right place at the right time. But Milo is not at all stuck on himself or his achievement. He's as warm, friendly and humble as he seems.

Being in the company of that buck is really humbling. You see photos of it and it looks sort of spindly and light. But that's an illusion because of its width and tine length. But that buck has 5-inch circumference measurements near the base and carries that mass way out the main beams.

What do you guys think? Where will the next world record come from? And what sort of antler confirmation will it take to beat the Hanson Buck? I'm guessing one with stupid-heavy mass, but what about tine length?

Andrew McKean

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from turkey777 wrote 3 years 48 weeks ago

Thats a great deer, lets hope to see more like it in the future.

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from Smitty wrote 3 years 48 weeks ago

Hats off to Milo. I remember when he made headlines with his buck back in 1993.
It's an incredible story and what makes it even better, to me anyway, is that Milo sounds just like a regular guy.
As many times as I've looked at the photo of that deer over the years, you just have to say: "Man what a buck!"

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from Smitty wrote 3 years 48 weeks ago

Hats off to Milo. I remember when he made headlines with his buck back in 1993.
It's an incredible story and what makes it even better, to me anyway, is that Milo sounds just like a regular guy.
As many times as I've looked at the photo of that deer over the years, you just have to say: "Man what a buck!"

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from www.dropjhook.com wrote 3 years 46 weeks ago

what a amazing buck!

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from TheOhioHunter wrote 3 years 36 weeks ago

This certainly is a great trophy in anyone's book and will remain as a classic whitetail success story for generations to come. Congratz on a great deer Milo!

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from turkey777 wrote 3 years 48 weeks ago

Thats a great deer, lets hope to see more like it in the future.

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from HuntingEditor wrote 3 years 47 weeks ago

That's the deer of many, many lifetimes. A couple of perspectives: First, Smitty is right about Milo being a regular guy. That's what makes his achievement so remarkable. He could be any of us. He's a hardcore hunter, but he will readily admit that he was lucky, in the right place at the right time. But Milo is not at all stuck on himself or his achievement. He's as warm, friendly and humble as he seems.

Being in the company of that buck is really humbling. You see photos of it and it looks sort of spindly and light. But that's an illusion because of its width and tine length. But that buck has 5-inch circumference measurements near the base and carries that mass way out the main beams.

What do you guys think? Where will the next world record come from? And what sort of antler confirmation will it take to beat the Hanson Buck? I'm guessing one with stupid-heavy mass, but what about tine length?

Andrew McKean

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from cjohnsrud wrote 3 years 47 weeks ago

That must have been a cool interview. He seems down to earth, and gives us regular Joes something to strive for. I think the next record will come out of Saskatchewan with unreal mass and good tine length. A person would think the growing season would be significantly shorter in Sask., but seeing some of the deer that have come out of the little pockets of woods up there are unreal. Genetically superior, low hunting pressure, and awesome nutrition is what it comes down to.

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from HuntingEditor wrote 3 years 47 weeks ago

Check out the video. It's not the best camera work, and the prairie wind was howling. But Milo took me out from his house to the very patch of willows where the Hanson Buck was killed. It put a shiver down my back just looking at this place where history was made. Call me a tender mark, but for a deer hunter, this was like the old Polo Grounds is to a baseball freak, or a trip to Liverpool is for a Beatles fan.

What makes it even better is Milo's matter-of-fact way of describing the events of November 1993, just like your buddy might tell you how his latest hunt went down. We spotted a few whitetails on our drive out to the spot, and it is pretty easy to imagine some of them are descendants of the world record.

Andrew McKean

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from Ishi wrote 3 years 46 weeks ago

It appears Milo was the right person to take this buck. I hope he holds the record his entire life.

The next world record (IMO) will come from the suburbs.

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from Bret Maffenebier wrote 3 years 46 weeks ago

Congrats on a awsome story Andrew,I told you he was a great guy! glad you got to talk to him!Hey Mylo just a reminder I will give you holler the day I beat your buck lol!!ever down this way give me a shout!

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from DeerHunter118 wrote 3 years 40 weeks ago

whats the score??

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from bigbuckregistry wrote 2 weeks 5 days ago

Great article! We just posted an interview with Milo Hanson on the Big Buck Registry if anyone is interested: www.BigBuckRegistry.com/milo

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from The Great Onalaskan wrote 3 years 35 weeks ago

That's a great buck.I don't think I've seen that pic before.

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from brandeninmaine wrote 3 years 33 weeks ago

yeah 200lbs isnt a very big deer body wise but 29" spread thats crazy youd expect to see that on a deer over 250 like the deer here in northern maine or even central maine at 250-270lbs. very nice deer though.

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from dhottell wrote 3 years 33 weeks ago

Amazing job, great story, terrific buck, and the man....all class sounds like.

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from MNwhitetailHunter wrote 3 years 27 weeks ago

"what r u going to hunt for now"....um, maybe DEER.so what if that buck is taken..how about u go out and hunt for deer meat, buck or doe, u cant eat the horns. it would be a gift to see a buck where i hunt (or even a few more deer. yeah it would suck that buck was taken, u can still have fun hunting deer.

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from Uncle John wrote 3 years 41 weeks ago

I fully understand the problems associated with bagging a record deer. I covered the story of the Glen Jackson buck of Louisiana, a 43 point wild non typical. Glen was called a liar and everybody wanted the trophy to ride his coat tails. I wrote the story and got it right, now one of my best works. No you wont see it on Outdoor Life, like Glen I'm just an average hunting writer that no body ever heard about. But the story, "Grey Sky in the Morning" is at www.foremosthunting.com

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