Crutchfield watched the giant for 2 hours at midday before he got his chance. He dropped the massive freak with a single shotgun round.
Maryland DNR staff examined the buck and noted it had 26 scorable points (13 per side) and a preliminary score of 268 5/8 inches. The deer, which weighed 150 pounds field-dressed, had a 22-inch inside spread and 25-inch main beams with more than 5 inches of circumference mass along each beam.
Crutchfield’s monster will likely eclipse the current Maryland non-typical record by an astounding 40 inches. And get this: It might turn out to be the number one non-typical buck ever taken on the entire East Coast. It should rank among the top 20 all-time largest non-typical deer in the world.
After seeing the giant one DNR guy said, “For its size, Maryland has always been one of the top-producing trophy whitetail states, but our hunters have kept (it) a well-guarded secret. I expect that will change now.”