The buck scored 209 inches non-typical.
Jason De Witt shot this buck with wicked long browtines last season in Ottawa County Michigan.
He took the buck during the gun season after missing him a week earlier.
Even though the buck is only a 6-pointer, it still scored gross scored 147 inches.
It’s browtines reached 12 1/4 inches.
Jason and his hunting partners had been practicing quality deer management for more than 10 years on their property.
The handwork has paid off as Jason and his crew have taken several 4-year-old and 5-year-old deer over the past few years.
All photos are by Jason’s brother Eric De Witt. To see more of his photography go to
This gnarly buck was taken by Bill Goswick last season in Missouri.
As you can see, it has stickers and kickers branching off at every angle.
The buck scored 209 inches non-typical.
The 3-beam freak
Fifteen-year-old Lucas Clark of Northport, ME killed his first buck this season–a freak triple-beam, 20-pointer that most hunters go a lifetime without seeing.
On Nov. 13, Clark headed to the woods behind his house and got into his stand overlooking a bog. He heard some thrashing to his left, so he rattled and grunted, but no bucks came into view.
Illinois Freak
Mike Gabriel is only 21 years old, and he is already off to a great bowhunting career. Earlier this season he took this great 11-pointer in Cook County, Illinois. But he was just getting started. _
_ Photos property of Mike Gabriel
With a nice buck already down, Mike decided to go out again on December 3 after he finished work in the afternoon.
After a few hours he spotted this monstrous double drop tine buck. It was about 80 yards away with a doe wandering through the soybean field that Mike was hunting.
Mike hit his grunt tube hoping to sound like another buck to bring the big boy in.
The tactic worked, and the buck left the doe he was tending and started making his way toward Mike’s stand. Mike gave a few more grunts and got his bow ready.
The buck was walking toward Mike and didn’t offer a good angle. There would be no hope for a perfect 15-yard broadside gimme shot on this encounter.
So finally, when the deer got to about 22 yards Mike let fly. But he hit the buck too far back. It spun in a few circles and then trotted back out into the field to find the doe and they walked off.
Mike knew that he hadn’t made a great shot, so he took his gear back to his truck, waited an hour and recruited his two buddies, Steve Stocklen and Dan Krupa, for help.
They tracked the buck in the dark until 11:30 that night when they eventually lost the blood trail. “I was like ‘Oh man it wasn’t a good shot,’ I was freaking out,” Mike says.
But Mike came back early the next morning and picked up where he left off. And after he was able to pick up the blood trail again, he finally found the huge buck lying dead.
It is a freakish 23-pointer with two long drop tines.
The taxidermist gave it an unofficial green score of 236, but said it could push the 240-inch mark.
It’s the biggest deer Mike has ever taken and will go down as one of the biggest bucks ever taken in Illinois with a bow. The archery nontypical record is 268 1/2 inches. All photos property of Mike Gabriel
The South Dakota Drop tine
Robert Foos shot this beautiful buck in South Dakota this season on an epic spot and stalk hunt.
Robert got himself in a long-distance stare down with the buck. It was standing on one side of a draw and on the other side of the draw, 396 yards away, Robert was laying prone.
The buck finally turned broadside, and Robert decided to take the shot. “I was thinking ‘You’re never going to know if you don’t try.'” And Robert’s aim was true, he dropped the buck with one shot.
The buck was unofficially green scored by a taxidermist at 203 inches non typical.
David Collins dropped this Keystone State bruiser on Dec. 2. He took the deer on public land during a deer drive.
Its heavy beams and tall tines have earned it a green score 207 4/8 inches.
“It’s the buck of my life,” Collins says.
Reader Buck
This buck was shot in Thomas Holler, Exeter, Missouri. It scored 257 and is likely a new Missouri State Record. I’m not sure, but it’s worth putting out there for people to see.
This buck certainly qualifies as one of the coolest looking whitetails of the season thus far. Kim Acker hammered this southeastern Wisconsin bruiser in late September. It green-grossed 202 3/8. It could go on to be the top buck to ever be taken by a woman archer in the state. Got to love the extra beam.
This Texas non-typical is said to have scored 313 and at least one report puts it as a contender for the biggest non-typical ever taken in the state.

Here’s a look back at some of the biggest bucks with the most unique racks from last season.