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Top Ten Boone and Crockett Typical Bucks

By Adam Doby

top ten boone and crockett typical bucksI was checking out the top ten Boone and Crockett typical bucks of all time and they are all just some amazing bucks. From the Milo Hanson buck to the John Breen buck they are all beautiful whitetail. I thought I would share the unofficial top ten Boone and Crockett typical bucks with you here.

The Top Ten Boone and Crockett Typical Bucks

  1. Milo N. Hanson buck Score: 213 5/8 Location: Saskatchewan Year: 1993 A school bus driver had told locals of a huge buck feeding in Milo Hansen’s alfalfa field.   Milo and several other hunters made a plan and had a hunter walk into a thicket of willows where the buck was seen to push the buck out and Milo was in the right place at the right time.  After 3 shots from Milo’s 308 Winchester the world record was down. Check out this video of an absolute giant The World’s Biggest Typical Whitetail Deer: The Milo Hanson Buck. You can listen to a great podcast interview with Milo Hanson on his incredible buck here Milo Hanson Interview | World Record Whitetail Buck.
  2.   James Jordan buck Score: 206 1/8 Location: Wisconsin Year: 1914 Jim Jordan took this amazing buck to the taxidermist only to have the taxidermist move and he didn’t find his buck until some 64 years later. Just a bizarre story on an amazing whitetail typical buck.
  3. Larry W. Gibson Score: 205 Location: Missouri Year: 1971 Larry shot this special brute at ten yards with his 308 and then sold the antlers for $200. He could have gotten way more for them if he had of waited.
  4. Melvin J. Johnson Score: 204 4/8  Location: Illinois Year: 1965
  5. Stephen Jansen Score: 204 2/8 Location: Alberta Year: 1967 Stephen Jansen didn’t really care for the buck he said it wasn’t perfectly balanced. Not sure how any deer hunter couldn’t like this awesome buck.
  6. Hubert Collins Score: 203 3/8 Location: Saskatchewan  Year: 2003
  7. Kevin S. Petrzilka Score: 202 6/8 Location: Nebraska Year: 2010
  8.  This buck is actually tied for #7 Bruce Ewen Score: 202 6/8 Location: Saskatchewan Year: 1992
  9. John A. Breen  Score: 202 Location: Minnesota Year: 1918 Check out this great video of the John Breen buck John Breen Buck – One of the Biggest Bucks in the World.
  10.  Wayne A. Bills Score: 201 4/8  Location: Iowa  Year: 1974 The Wayne A, Bills buck is the Iowa state record typical whitetail and is just a real brute. You can see a video of the huge typical here Wayne Bills Buck — Legendary Whitetails

I wanted to show you an article and video of one of the most controversial bucks of all time that could have been the world record buck, the Johnny King buck which could have been the new number one typical whitetail ever but was declared by a controversial decision only to score 180″. You can read a great article on it here King Buck is Not Crowned New World Record and here is a video Johnny King Buck.


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Eighteen Point Kansas Bow Buck

Kansas bow buck

I wanted to finally share the story of my 2014 18 point Kansas bow buck from last season that I was lucky enough to kill with my Mathews Z7 bow. It was one of my shortest hunts and most exciting.

Kansas Bow Buck

It was early November and I had been watching several nice bucks on my trail cameras and had been keeping an eye on one buck in particular, he was the biggest one I had on camera last season and a friend of mine named him “Stickers”. He was a main frame ten with split brows on the right and double brows on the left, and he had a bunch of kickers. He just had a ton of character and would be a great Kansas bow buck. I had been feeding him and about 10 other bucks a special blend of minerals all spring and summer. Knowing I would probably be transferring to Kentucky at any time I had made the easy decision to take “Stickers” if I was lucky enough to see the big brute and be able to get a good shot at him. A friend of mine Brian who also had permission to hunt across the road from where I lived had called me one evening and asked me to go hunting the next morning and with a nice cold front coming in I knew all the conditions were perfect to hunt my portable stand I had hung behind my house in the location I was getting tons of trail camera pictures of Stickers.

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Kansas Bow Buck Stickers in velvet.

The next morning I got up and showered and ate and got my gear and walked about 300 yards behind the house and made my way up the tree in my portable. I ran some deer out when I walked in and I thought I had messed up when they started blowing at me. I got set up and settled in. The temperature was in the low 40’s and the wind was light and out of the northwest and I was hoping to get a big Kansas bow buck. After it had just been daylight for a little while  I heard grunting coming from a nearby field. The leaves were still on the trees so I couldn’t see good, but I saw what I could tell was a huge bodied buck out in the field even though I couldn’t see his antlers. I got my grunt call and gave him three short but firm grunts, and it was on. I couldn’t see him after that but he made a huge splash through the creek coming straight towards me like he was on a string. When he got close all I could see was his nose to the ground and that big rack coming to me. I knew he was a shooter so I drew back and it was to thick to get a shot and he stopped right behind the tree I was in and I was only about ten feet from him. I had to let off my draw before he stopped behind the tree and when I did my arrow made a slight noise and he stopped, that’s when I started to get buck fever and I had to regain my composure.  I told myself he’s going to walk in a second and when he does draw back and ease to the left slowly and he will be in the clear. Sure enough he started walking and got in the clear about ten yards and stopped. When I went to put my pin on him there were two small trees in the kill zone but there was enough room to place a carbon arrow tipped with a 100 grain G5 Montec for a double lung shot. When I squeezed that trigger on my release the sound that arrow made was sweet and he walked about 50 yards and crashed. I had just taken my biggest buck ever and I was pumped. I started texting my buddies and telling them the news.18 point archery whitetail

I didn’t know it until later after checking a trail camera my buddy Brian had gone in to one of my stands across the road to hunt and trail cameras confirm Stickers was in the area when Brian walked in and he possibly gave him a little nudge in my direction. It was a quick hunt but one of the most exciting I had ever been on in 34 years of hunting. There isn’t anything that can compare to taking a monster whitetail with a bow.

2014 archery mountBow season is just around the corner, or at least I keep telling myself that. I haven’t posted in a long while due to a recent job transfer from Kansas to Kentucky. I sure am going to miss the awesome whitetail hunting in our backyard in Kansas, but I am excited to hunt a state I have never hunted before in Kentucky. And just a few minutes ago my wife called me to look out the window and there was a big beautiful doe feeding in the edge of the woods in our backyard here in Kentucky.

Monster Bucks Make Classic Impressive

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200″ Kansas non-typical on display at Kansas Monster Buck Classic.

The annual Monster Buck Classic We Are Kansas deer hunting extravaganza was a great show and yes there were plenty of Kansas monster bucks.

Monster Bucks

The doors opened Friday afternoon at the ExpoCentre in Topeka on January 26, 2014 to a good crowd of avid deer hunters and vendors and it was a fun filled weekend. With the name Monster Buck Classic the deer hunting show lived up to it’s name and there were plenty of big Kansas brutes to be seen.

The Monster buck contest had some awesome entries and there was a new King of Kansas non-typical crowned as Lucas Cochren’s 238 4/8″ King of Kansas Non-Typical fell to the a non-typical buck taken by Cade Hays with a net score of 239 7/8″, a small 1 and 1/8 inches difference! Both are awesome bucks.

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Locked monster bucks.

There was so many great venders this year with some really cool hunting products. I saw so many good deer hunting products and will definitely be getting a few of them to get ready for next season. One of my favorite products was the INFERNOEPS™ element protection system. It is a cold weather suit that easily makes into a backpack and I tell you I was impressed with all the features. Hopefully I will be able to do a product review on this bad boy, very nice. If you get a chance go by and check out INFERNOTEK.

Heartland Bowhunter Major League Bowhunter

Heartland Bowhunter and Major League Bowhunter at Monster Buck Classic.

There were many great seminars and and the headliners were Mike Hunsucker and the Heartland Bowhunter tv show cast, Matt and Jessie Duff co-hosts the popular Friends of NRA television show on the Outdoor Channel, Grant Woods wildlife biologist, Miss Kansas Theresa Vail, Dan Thurston of Drury’s Bow Madness, Torry Cook world champion predator caller, Steven Fuller host of “The Huntin Grounds”, Zac Cooper Little man big dreams, Marian Kincaid of the television reality series “Mudcats”.

Miss Kansas Theresa Vail

Miss Kansas Theresa Vail at Monster Buck Classic.

Matt and Jessie Duff

Matt and Jessie Duff with my father-in-law Bill at the Monster Buck Classic.

It was nice to get to know some of them a little and talk deer hunting. And one of my favorite events was the celebrity bow shoot. Dan Thurston, Matt Duff, Mike Hunsucker and the Heartland Bowhunter crew all did some great shooting with there bows. Matt Duff did great even though he borrowed someone else’s bow to shoot.

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Kings of Kansas monster bucks at Monster Buck Classic.

We had a great time at the Monster buck Classic this year and look forward to another great show next year. I’m already getting ready for next deer season and plan on doing all I can to get a big Kansas brute with my bow on film and hopefully he’ll be big enough to take one of the King of Kansas crowns. I might as well dream big!