TALL TALES: Top this?
December 8, 2007 1:20pm CST
World Record Whitetail Buck taken. Here's a picture of the new world record whitetail. It was taken by the cousin of a co-worker's sister's uncle's best friend's son-in-law's cousin while on furlough from the county jail for non payment of child support. Reportedly it will score 6030 1/8 on the Boone & Crocket standard and was killed in a remote rural mostly unexplored and unpopulated portion of darkest Arkansas. Supposedly, this deer had killed a bull, two SUV's and six hunters in the last two weeks alone. They said he was in the midst of a fierce fight with Bigfoot when he was killed by some hunter called Bubba using a lock back folding "good ol' boy" pocket knife. Got any good huntin',fishin' or other true stories? Let's hear'm!
• United States
9 Dec 07
What a rack! Actually, my biggest laugh over a hunting story was a real one that happened when I was stationed with the military in Arkansas. One of the guys had returned from a hunting trip and was bragging about a 10 point "whitetail" deer he had shot and needed to take over to the local butcher for skinning and hanging. Of course, we all had to go out and take a look. When we got outside, I started laughing and laughing and he was getting all red in the face and asking what was so funny. I asked him why he "had dressed up a german shepard with a set of antlers and tossed it across the hood of his truck". His poor little "whitetail" deer couldn't have weighed more than 50 pounds (hide, antlers, and all). I grew up out in the country in NY State (Stueben County)and the whitetail deer up there weighed in around 150 lbs average. When I told him that; he said he was going to have to see about getting time off so he could go hunting up there the following year. But, his little 10 point buck that he was so proud of was, the tiniest deer I had EVER seen with a full rack.
• United States
10 Dec 07
I live in Arkansas, but I certainly take no offense at you calling our deer puny. The fact is, they are puny. The soil, vegetation, and nutrients in much of Arkansas is of rather poor quality for growing whitetail deer. Between that and there being too many in some areas, much of Arkansas does produce small (really small) whitetail deer. That they often are not more than 'dogs with long legs' is something I've noticed, too.