Tennessee whitetail sets new non-typical B&C world record

Linked video details tough scoring session

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.

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Brian Cope of Edisto Island, S.C., is a retired Air Force combat communications technician. He has a B.A. in English Literature from the University of South Carolina and has been writing about the outdoors since 2006. He’s spent half his life hunting and fishing. The rest, he said, has been wasted.