• Taylor Faircloth

Tennessee Hunter Kills a Record Breaking White Tail Deer

Stephen Tucker killed what might be a world record-breaking White Tail deer in Gallatin, Tennessee. Tucker claimed that the kill took days in the making.

On November 5, 2016, Tucker attempted to shoot the trophy buck with a muzzle-loader, but he misfired. Later that day, he saw the buck again but was too far away to get what he thought would be a clean shot.

"My thinking was the second time I saw him was as far away as he was and as big as he was, I wanted to make sure that I killed him. I didn't want to cripple him. I said to myself, ‘If I cripple him, nobody will get to kill him’. The last thing I wanted to do was be the guy who crippled a deer like that," Stephen Turner claimed.

Tucker luckily saw the buck again two days later, about 6 a.m. CT November 7, and killed him with a shot from about 40 yards away. The White tail deer is a staggering 47 point.

"There's no doubt it's going to be the new state record. I mean, that's an absolute," said Capt. Dale Grand staff of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. "As far as the world record, (the rack) is about an inch over the world record."

Since the rack, the buck's antlers, must dry out for 60 days before it’s officially measured, the length of the antlers could slightly change. Since the size is so close to the world record, it might not hold up after drying; however, it easily beats Tennessee's record.

source: usatoday.com