Remember this giant buck, taken within a couple weeks of the Wisconsin bow opener by an as-yet unnamed hunter in Waukesha County?
Back in September, on the Whitetail 365 blog, Field Editor Scott Bestul reported that rumors put the buck’s green score at 244 inches—slightly higher than the net score of Wayne Schumacher’s current 243-6/8-inch Badger State nontypical archery record, and therefore the potential new Number 1 Wisconsin bow buck.
An official with the Wisconsin Buck & Bear Club calls the hunter a “pretty private guy” (can you blame him?), and where details are missing about such an enormous buck, people will fill in the blanks. Accusations—that the buck was not shot with a bow, taken from another state, arrowed on a game farm, and more—have swirled.