Here is a big main frame 8 point buck with double droptines that was shot near Ridgeway, Wisconsin, on the opening day of the deer hunting season. The big buck was seen prior to season, but no one said a word about this monster deer. Trail camera photos started to show up after the buck was shot. Smart move. The DNR estimated this buck to be 3 ½ years old, but I suspect this buck is at least 5 1/2 years old.
The monster whitetail buck was shot with a 270 caliber rifle. The hunter who shot him said it took four guys to load the thing into his Saturn. He had to call for help. Apparently this buck was tearing up a food plot or hammering local plants to get this big! The deer really is a buck of a lifetime for any hunter, but just one in a long line of big Wisonsin bucks taken in recent years.
The drop tine on the left antler is longer than a roll of paper towels (about 13-14 inches) and the buck died with its head upright, the drop tine stuck in the ground holding the monster buck’s head up as though it was still alive and not dead. That kinda freaked out the hunter until he realized it was truly dead.
This giant Ridgeway buck green scored 201 and has 17 inch G-2s. The antlers scored 180 inches net as a typical 8 point, which is only 2 inches shy of the world record. A Boone and Crockett representative is scheduled to score the rack in about 40 days. The antlers are already insured for $10,000.00 and in a vault. The lucky hunter has been fielding calls nationwide concerning the buck.