A Tennessee hunter’s 47-point whitetail buck has officially been accepted as the new hunter-taken, non-typical world record by the Boone and Crockett Club after being scored by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency’s B&C scorers.
Stephen Tucker killed the deer in Sumner County, Tenn. in early November. After the mandatory drying period, the rack scored an incredible 312 0/8.
Only two racks have ever scored higher, and those were both from deer that were found dead in non-hunting situations.
While Tennessee holds several fishing-related world records, this is the Volunteer State’s first hunting world record.
Tucker’s buck unseated the previous non-typical whitetail record, a 307 5/8 killed in Iowa 14 years ago, by several inches.
One of the most unique aspects of this deer’s record-breaking rack, according to Boone and Crockett’s director of big game records Justin Spring, is the relatively small size of the rack, which sported just a 14 1/8-inch inside spread.
See the official Boone and Crockett score sheet and a video of what officials called the difficult scoring session here.