Ohio Record 34-Point Buck

Check out this story about the 4th largest non-typical whitetail….taken in our sister state — Ohio!

On Saturday, December 9, 2006 in Xenia, Ohio at the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife’s Headquarters, history was made when the formal announcement of Johnathan Schmucker’s 34-point non-typical white-tailed deer score was 291 2/8 Boone and Crockett and 305 7/8 World Classics.

The Schmucker Buck is the fourth largest nontypical white-tailed deer harvested in the world according to the Boone and Crockett Club.  It is also the second largest nontypical deer harvested in Ohio according to the Ohio Big Bucks.

That’s huge.  This is more interesting…

“Ohio deer hunting is world class because of our excellent deer management program.  We have a very conservative buck or antlered deer harvest and allow for an ample doe harvest,” explained Haines.  “This allows for the population to remain balanced while also putting in place the conditions necessary to produce record setting deer.”

Of course, Ohio allows Sunday hunting:

“By repeatedly setting records on non-typical and typical whitetails harvested Ohio is starting to see an increase in the number of deer hunters,” said Haines.  “That translates directly into a boost in Ohio’s economy.  Just the one-week of deer gun season generates about 266 million dollars in business for supplies such as food, lodging, fuel, and gear as well as supporting thousands of jobs.”

Maybe we should borrow a page or two from their plan.

The record buck details:

Inside spread:  25 6/8 inches
Outside spread: 29 7/8 inches
Gross Score: 301 2/8
Ohio Big Bucks and Boone and Crockett Total Score: 291 2/8
World Classics:  305 7/8
34 points (18-points on the right and 16 points on the left)

Ohio’s Big Bucks 2nd Largest Nontypical
Boone and Crockett’s 4th Largest Nontypical Whitetail Deer in the World

Harvested in: Adams County
Time of Harvest:  6 p.m.
Method: Crossbow
Date of Harvest: September 30, 2006
Name of Hunter: Johnathan Schmucker

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