Big Buck Alert: Iowa Whitetail Could Challenge Archery World Record
We’ve seen some giant bucks tagged this season, but this massive typical bowkill from Iowa may prove the biggest yet....
We’ve seen some giant bucks tagged this season, but this massive typical bowkill from Iowa may prove the biggest yet. We haven’t heard much about the hunter or his world-class buck yet, but rumors suggest we could be looking at a new world record. Here’s what we know so far.
This photo was posted publicly to Facebook as early as Nov. 19. The user who published it heard the buck was shot near the town of Frankville in Winneshiek County, Iowa. Details from an email shared with Heartland Outdoors blogger Tim Walmsley also suggest the monster was killed in northeast Iowa.
According to Walmsley and Scott Bestul of Field & Stream, the buck reportedly measured 206 inches. There’s no word yet on whether that’s a gross or net score. To unseat the current Pope and Young Club typical archery world record, this mystery buck would need to beat the reigning 204 4/8-inch Illinois stud taken by Mel Johnson in 1965. Johnson harvested his first-place buck with a recurve bow in Peoria County, Ill.
Let us know if you have any info on this hunt, and in the meantime tell us what you think in the comments. Will this mystery buck finally break the world record, or is this really just a rumor?