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Discussion in 'Deer and Gameheads' started by little fred, Jan 2, 2010.

  1. little fred

    little fred R.I.P all my fallen taxidermy brother's

    posted for woods to wall taxidermy).......POSTED FOR WOODS TO WALL TAXIDERMY

    this is an ohio muzzeloader kill 35 main beam,,,,,

    Clayton man’s 18-point buck might shatter records
    Big buck likely to be an Ohio record for nontypical deer killed by a muzzleloader.
    By Jim Morris, Staff Writer
    Updated 1:37 AM Wednesday, December 9, 2009

    Rick Busse sees a lot of deer. As a popular taxidermist located on the Miami-Shelby county line, Busse has handled some extremely large deer, including the famous Beatty Buck about this time of year in 2000.

    When Brian Stephens brought in the buck that he shot on opening day of the deer gun season last week (Nov. 30), Busse figured it would be just another nice buck to mount. And then he saw it.

    “It’s the biggest thing to come through my door since the Beatty Buck, and that was nine years ago,” Busse said.

    The buck that is likely to have the name Stephens Buck is a huge 18-pointer with one main beam of its rack possibly the largest for any whitetail ever recorded – 35 inches. And once the antlers are officially scored, it is likely to be an Ohio record for a nontypical deer killed by a muzzleloader.

    The rack will be green scored by Boone & Crocket scorer Mike Wendel of Botkins today, Dec. 9. Once it has dried, 60 days from now, it will be officially scored. There’s a good chance it will measure out with a net score of about 235 inches.

    “The main beams — as far as my research has been able to come up with — are the longest main beams ever recorded on any deer in history,” Busse said. “Seeing a deer with main beams over 30 inches is rare. And I think the record is 33½. These are both over 34½.”

    Stephens, 39, lives in Clayton and works in software development for CS Stars. Having hunted every year since he was 12, he has become an experienced hunter and has seen plenty of deer. But he’s never seen another deer like this one and, in fact, it took some time to sink in once he downed the buck with his 50-cal. muzzleloader.

    Hunting in a group of six family and friends on his family’s farm in Highland County, Stephens climbed into his tree stand just before dawn. Not long after first light, he saw a doe followed by a buck with huge antlers walking toward him.

    “But I could never get a clear shot,” Stephens recalled. “They were walking slowly around in an area covered with trees. They were only about 50 yards away from my stand, but I never had a clear shot.”

    Stephens watched the doe and buck for most of the morning, hoping to get an opportunity that never came. Finally, they wandered off and Stephens decided to take a lunch break at their farm house. He ate quickly and then returned to his stand, hoping to get another glimpse at the monster buck. After seeing several deer, that chance came again.

    Just after 4 p.m. he saw the buck again, this time about 250 yards away and headed straight for him. When it reached a fence row about 80 yards away, it turned broadside to Stephens and his Thompson/Center muzzleloader. Stephens took his shot.

    “When the smoke cleared, I couldn’t see him, so I thought I had missed him,” Stephens said. “Then I saw it running and fall. I took a drink of water and collected myself. It was probably a half an hour before I got to the deer. When I saw the rack, I couldn’t believe it. I knew it was big, but I never imagined it would be like this.”

    The deer, estimated by Busse to be 5 ½ to 6 ½ years old, weighed 215 pounds after field dressing. It drew a big crowd when Stephens checked it in at the Rocky Fork Truck Stop.

    “It’s amazing how quickly word gets around. We were only there a few minutes. I even parked toward the back, out of the way, and people still crowded around it,” Stephens said.

    If the Stephens Buck turns out anything like the Beatty Buck, people will be crowding around for a look at those antlers for many years to come.
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  3. zubba

    zubba Active Member

    True Giant!!
  4. Thanks fred for posting I passed to up 2 like that this (yeah right ) that is a giant
  5. Badboy 28

    Badboy 28 New Member

    thought to have longest main beams ever !
  6. Diamondhitch

    Diamondhitch I hunt therefore I am.

    Yep B&C trophy watch confirms it, longest beams ever. With everything else on proportion to them that is one giant buck!!!
  7. Beautiful deer and is nice to see a true giant without 10 stories to go with it.
  8. Amazing deer
  9. 7-Point

    7-Point Active Member

    huge buck, that looks like the same muzzleloader my brother has
  10. arby

    arby Member

    When I got the call from Brian, he started describing his deer to me. Thirty five inch beams, 18 inch tine, 24 1/2" inside spread, I asked him where the deer was at that time, and he told me dropped it off at the meat processor that morning. I told him to call them and pray they had not cut him up yet and I would like to photograph the deer. The above is one of about 70 photographs I manage to get. It will be featured on the Feb. cover of North American Whitetail Magazine. This is one of the most amazing deer I have ever seen!
    It measures 249 6/8 gross and should net around 232. But that score is way misleading because the typical 5x4 main frame is an unbelievable 219". Add the 31" of nontypical points and you have the 249 gross. Of that 249 gross, 88% is typical. When you have 18" and 15" tines on top a 35" main bean you have a very special deer head. Congrats to Brian. I will post some photos of the mount when completed.
  11. nitt

    nitt Member

    Id takem definately a Boone
  12. trapper jeff

    trapper jeff New Member

    What a beautiful beast!!!
  13. photoshopped!
  14. miker

    miker Member

    If so I got 4 more pics of the same deer that are photoshopped too. LOL
  15. buxxx

    buxxx New Member

    VERY NICE !!!!!!!! This buck completely blows away that 400 pound piece of crap shot in a fence. CONGRATS TO THE HUNTER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Send this thread to the guy who shot the 400 pounder and tell him this is what a real deer looks like that was taken FAIR CHASE. NICE JOB!!!!!!!
  16. arby

    arby Member

    I hope you're kidding John C. I can assure you the photo is not photoshopped! RB
  17. arby

    arby Member

    Go to www.stephensbuck.com.
  18. NAV

    NAV Frontier Taxidermy

    If you look at these two pictures the buck also has a mane.

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  19. buckeyes

    buckeyes Member

    I hope that thing was a few cousins roaming around in neighboring Ross county! Heading back for the late season Muzzleload. Truly a buck of a life time!!!
  20. we had just a plain 4x4 come in this year that had 27 1/2" main beams and he was a true 4x4 no kickers or any thing