Longtime friend Mike Pearce’s outdoor page for the Wichita Eagle (www.kansas.com/outdoors) is always on my reading list—especially during deer season. Mike does a great job of staying on top of the Kansas big-buck scene, but recently reported on a 27-pointer that just might be the biggest-racked doe that anyone has ever seen.
Mike Smith of Clay Center, Kansas shot the gnarly horned deer on opening day of the Kansas firearms season last week and got the surprise of his life when he went to load the deer into his truck—it was missing a couple of parts. Like most antlered does, this deer’s rack is covered in velvet and, well, a bit ugly. The doe grosses 179 and will likely net somewhere near 164. Although there is no official record-keeping system for does, the only other notable doe rack grossed about 155.__