Picking up where he left off, Cremer began his search. With nothing to go on, he stumbled upon the buck and was in awe of its sheer size and mass. The buck was much bigger than he had thought--with amazing character. It had 9 points on one side and 14 on the other. It's bases measured 6 inches and it sported triple brow tines, a drop tine and palmation. Cremer's Illinois giant unofficially scores 216 7/8 inches.