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Saskatchewans Biggest Non Typical

Saskatchewan’s Top 10 Non Typical Whitetails

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When a trophy hunter thinks of big deer, there are several places that come to mind, States like Ohio, Iowa, Kansas and Illinois, seem to dominate the big buck headlines and every year countless hunters head to these States with hopes of taking a trophy buck of a lifetime. These same hunters, the ones that take hunting seriously, the ones that seek out those places where big bucks exist, they also dream of someday hunting the giants of Canada. As a Whitetail hunter, who hasn’t dreamed of hunting the chocolate antlered bucks of the Canadian Prairie Provinces?

Within hunting circles, Saskatchewan has long been popular for its giant Whitetails, and probably more so for its typicals than for its non typicals. When Milo Hanson took the reigning world record typical in 1993, Saskatchewan suddenly was on every whitetail hunters bucket list. Who wouldn’t want a chance at a Whitetail that could very realistically weight 400 pounds on the hoof and stand tall enough to look a hunter square in the eye?

Since 1980, Saskatchewan has produced North Americas highest scoring Whitetail eight different times, that’s more than any other State or Province during the same time period. Seven of those eight deer have been typical antlered bucks, further exemplifying the belief that the biggest bucks from Saskatchewan are typicals. The Province has produced 422 typical whitetails that are listed in the Boone & Crockett record book.

However, 229 of Saskatchewan’s biggest bucks are non-typical, and that non typical list is very impressive. So impressive in fact, I truly expect any season to produce a new world record non typical whitetail. So without further ado, let’s begin our countdown to Saskatchewan’s biggest non typical whitetail.

Saskatchewans Biggest Non Typical Whitetail, the Countdown Begins

Number ten on our list of Saskatchewan’s biggest non typicals is the A.W.Davis buck taken in 1951 near Govan. The great buck has relatively short beams for a world class whitetail at 24 1/8 inches on both sides. It has an inside spread of 22 6/8 inches and an outside spread of 26 inches. The 11×15 carries a total of 35 3/8 inches of non-typical antler. The final net score is 243 5/8.

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Number ten on the countdown to Saskatchewans biggest non typical whitetail

Number nine on our list of Saskatchewan’s greatest non typicals is the Doug Broich buck, it’s also the Provincial non typical record taken with a Muzzleloader. Hunting the Qu’ Appelle Valley, the great buck fell on November 17th, 2012. The giant whitetail has 30 scorable points that total 75 6/8 inches. It has an inside spread of 17 4/8 and an outside spread of 27 1/8. The buck has a final net score of 243 6/8 inches.

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Number nine on the countdown to Saskatchewans biggest non typical whitetail

Number eight on the list is a buck found dead near Carrot River in 1962 by Ken Halloway. This compact set of antlers has 30 scorable points that total 71 1/8 inches. It’s inside spread is 16 5/8 inches while the outside measurement is 21 2/8 inches. The final net score is 245 4/8 inches.

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Number eight on the countdown to Saskatchewans biggest non typical whitetail

Number seven on our countdown of Saskatchewan’s greatest non typicals is a buck taken in Moose Mountain Provincial Park in 1964 by Walter Bartko. The multi-drop tined buck has carry’s great character. It’s inside spread is 22 inches while the outside measurement is 30 2/8 inches. The 24 scorable points have a total of 87 4/8 inches of non-typical antler. The final net score is 248 4/8 inches.

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Number seven on the countdown to Saskatchewans biggest non typical whitetail

The number six buck on Saskatchewan’s biggest non-typical whitetail list was taken by Curtis Narfason in 2010 while hunting near Foam Lake. The antlers are framed by huge matching drops and carry 47 4/8 inches of mass. The antlers are very well balanced with 13 points per side. In fact, there is only 5 1/8 inches of symmetry deductions! Appropriately nicknamed “The Incredible Hulk”, the antlers gross 256 3/8 inches and have a final net score of 251 2/8 inches. Interestingly, it is estimated that 15 inches of antler had been broken off the rack!

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Number six on the countdown to Saskatchewans biggest non typical whitetail

Saskatchewans Biggest Non Typical Whitetail: The Top Five Countdown

The fifth biggest deer on our countdown to Saskatchewans biggest non typical whitetail was taken by Greg Brataschuk in near Meeting Lake. The behemoth Whitetail features a 22 6/8 inch inside spread and a 26 1/8 outside spread. What really catches the eye is the frame of the rack appears mostly typical. However, the 23 pointer carries 60 inches of non-typical antler including a huge drop tine. The final net non-typical score is 251 5/8 inches.

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Number five on the countdown to Saskatchewans biggest non typical whitetail

Nita Wilson found the number four buck on our list while horseback riding during the spring of 1978 near Harris. The antlers feature 35 scorable points and exceptional mass. The inside spread is 17 inches and the outside is 21 4/8. It sits on a 186 5/8 inch net typical frame and has 80 1/8 inches of non-typical antler! Its final net non-typical score is 254 1/8. Interestingly, the antlers were given to a taxidermist for mounting but once mounted on the board a large non typical point prevented them from hanging on the wall, so the taxidermist removed it! If that point hadn’t been removed the antlers would have easily had a net score well over 260 inches.

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Number four on the countdown to Saskatchewans biggest non typical whitetail

Dwayne Erb took the Saskatchewan’s number three non-typical in 1999 the day before the season closed. The huge antlers have 24 scorable points and main beams of 25 1/8 and 26 3/8 inches. The longest point is 12 inches long. The final net score is 254 2/8 non-typical. This spectacular whitetail was the highest scoring non-typical shot in North America in 1999.

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Number three on the countdown to Saskatchewans biggest non typical whitetail

One of the most impressive whitetails you’ll ever see anywhere in the world is the number two non-typical from Saskatchewan. If you like drop tines, or multiples thereof, you need to look no further than the buck Maverick Windels took in 2011.  Some feel this could very well be the most impressive whitetail to ever come out of Saskatchewan. The buck had five drop tines and the longest measures over 9 inches! The main beams are over 25 and 26 inches, and the greatest spread is 25 1/8 inches. The final net score on this world class whitetail is 260 5/8 inches!

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Number two on the countdown to Saskatchewans biggest non typical whitetail

Saskatchewans Biggest Non Typical Whitetail, The Elburn Kohler Buck

An instant legend, the spectacular buck taken by Elburn Kohler is considered by many within the world of antlers as being one of the top non typicals ever recorded. There are many whitetails that score higher, but very few can match the look, character, color, and mass, as the Elburn Kohler buck. Mass is what grabs your eye when you see this buck, with 55 inches of circumference measurements, the buck is one of the most massive whitetails ever recorded. But that’s not all it has, the antlers also have second points the reach to 14 7/8 inches in height! The gross typical frame is 205 7/8 inches and the 33 scorable points add up to a net non-typical score of 265 3/8 inches. Taken near White Fox in 1957, the buck is Saskatchewans biggest non typical whitetail and ranks number nine for all of Canada.

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Saskatchewans biggest non typical whitetail, the Elburn Kohler buck

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Largest 6 Point Whitetails Ever Recorded

The Five Largest 6 Point Whitetails Ever Recorded

Thank you for reading The Whitetail Shooters Big Buck Blog. The intent of this article is to answer the question, “How big are the largest 6 point whitetails ever recorded?”

There are many great 6 point whitetails that have been recorded. but only a few will make this list of the largest 6 point whitetails ever recorded. As impressive as a 130 inch 3×3 is, in all honesty it would pale in comparison to the top five 6 points recorded. These are truly special whitetails. More rare than a 200 inch typical and fewer in number that a 300 inch non typical, these bucks should hold a special place in whitetail history.

Once again, we first need to establish the criteria. While doing research for the largest 6 point whitetails ever recorded, the gross and net scores supplied for these 6 point whitetails were all given in Boone & Crockett (B&C) inches. All measurements should be considered official, unless otherwise noted. There isn’t a single 6 point whitetail recorded that qualifies for the B&C record book, but all of these deer have been measured by qualified individuals who have proven their accuracy through many years of certified scoring at both the State, Regional, and National levels. However, some of the following 6 pointers were not measured by officially certified B&C members. But the numbers are considered accurate and “official” by State and Regional programs, and/or record books. I have included a section for gross and net scores. When measurements are listed as net scores, the final number reached after symmetrical and abnormal point deductions, this number will be the score listed within any record book.

Also, it seems there are always rumors and stories of bigger bucks and I’m sure it’s going to be the same scenario with 6 pointers. I just want to say this, unless the deer in rumor has been officially measured, either at the State or National level, AND has photographic proof; it’s not going to make this list. Rumors don’t make facts, and within this article we are dealing with solid facts. If you have or know of a buck that will make the list of largest 6 point whitetails ever recorded, by all means please contact me and I’ll gladly update this article with the new information.

Now, let’s begin our countdown of the largest 6 point whitetails ever recorded, so we can crown the undisputed world record 6 point whitetail.

Counting Down the Largest 6 Point Whitetails Ever recorded

Number five on our list of the largest 6 point whitetails ever recorded comes from Massachusetts. Known as “The Scheffler Buck”, this Sheffler 6 point was hit by a car in Orleans (Cape Cod) Massachusetts in the 80’s, and is the largest 6 point whitetail to come from the eastern part of whitetail range. Klaus Lebrecht considers The Scheffler Buck as being the most impressive of all the top end world class 6 point whitetails. This great buck has a gross typical frame that measures 157 7/8 inches and a final net score of 150 3/8 inches. A single non typical point deduction prevents the buck from ranking in the top three. The main beams on this rare beauty are 29 2/8 and 28 inches respectively. The rich, “golden rust” color is indicative of the part of the country it originates and certainly appeals to all antler aficionados. Replicas of this giant 6 point are available through Antlers by Klaus, click here for details.

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The Scheffler buck from Massachusetts comes in at the number five position on our list of the largest 6 point whitetails ever recorded.

Number four on our list of the largest 6 point whitetails ever recorded comes from Ohio. Taken by Rick Scholz during the 2002 Ohio crossbow season while hunting in Delaware County. I have just received this information so I have yet to have all the information and particulars about the hunt and scoring numbers. However, its safe to say, that at 150 4/8 net inches, the Rick Scholz 6 point certainly belongs on this list. Thanks to Mike Rex for the new information.

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Rick Scholz took this incredible buck in Ohio and it currently sits as number four on our list of the largest 6 point whitetails ever recorded. Photo courtesy Mike Rex

Number three on our list of the largest 6 point whitetails ever recorded comes from the great whitetail state of Ohio. Taken in the mid 1990’s by then 14 year old Luke Patterson who was hunting near Lakeville, OH. This great buck was officially scored by Buckeye Big Bucks at 155 gross typical inches and 152 2/8 net inches, making it one of the greatest sets of 6 point whitetail antlers ever recorded. Replicas of this giant 6 point are available through Heath Cline at Black Creek Taxidermy, click here for details.

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Number three on our list of largest 6 point whitetails ever recorded is this great buck from Ohio taken by Luke Patterson. Photo courtesy Heath Cline, Black Creek Taxidermy

We’re going to Illinois for the number two buck on our list of the largest 6 point whitetails ever recorded. Eric Jennings took this amazing whitetail during the State’s 1990 firearm season while hunting in Johnsonn County, Illinois. For many years this buck carried the title for being the world record 6 point whitetail. Unfortunately, all that remains of this spectacular buck are a couple photos. Tragedy stuck in January 1991 when Jerry Staffords taxidermy studio burned to the ground. The antlers from the Eric Jennings 6 point were among the more than 225 mounts that were lost in the fire. This buck is absolutely amazing, being the only 6 point whitetail in the world that is known to gross over 160 inches typical. The antlers push the gross score to an astonishing 163 typical inches! The final net score is 153 6/8, making it the second largest 6 point whitetail ever recorded.

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Eric Jennings took the number two buck on our list of the largest 6 point whitetails ever recorded. Photo Courtesy North American Whitetail magazine

The number one buck on our list of the largest 6 point whitetails ever recorded, and reigning world record six point goes to a buck from Wisconsin. The buck was taken during the 2005 archery season by Burt Eichstaedt. Any time you talk about world record whitetails the buck will always be something special, and the Eichstaedt buck is no exception. Pushing this buck into the number one position are world class beam lengths of 28 4/8 and 29 inches. Add a 21 6/8 inch inside spread and super brow points, and you have a buck that’s going to sit well in any collection of giant whitetails! A rightfully earned honor considering this is the world record 6 point whitetail deer. Replicas of the Burt Eischstaedt 6 point buck are available through Antlers by Klaus, click here for details.

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Wisconsin’s Burt Eichstaedt buck is the world’s largest 6 point whitetail. Photo courtesy Antlers by Klaus

In an attempt to share a visual comparison of the true size of the Eichstaedt buck, I’ve shown it here (on the left) alongside a 4×4 and a 5×5 of the same gross score. All three bucks gross measure within an inch of each other. The mounts are closely scaled to size but are not exact. Also, if we added G3’s to the antlers, the buck would measure within the top twelve 4×4’s ever recorded. I hope this visual comparison pus this buck into a proper perspective for you?

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A visual comparison of the Eichstaedt 6 point with a 4×4 and a 5×5. All three bucks gross score within an inch of each other. Photos courtesy of Gary Reissmann

The Largest 6 Point Whitetails Ever Recorded; How They Rank

The following list is the top five largest 6 point whitetails ever recorded according to net typical score.

  1. Burt Eichstaedt, WI. 155 4/8
  2. Eric Jennings, IL. 153 6/8
  3. Luke Patterson, OH. 152 2/8
  4. Rick Scholz, OH. 150 4/8
  5. Scheffler, MA. 150 3/8

The following list is the top five largest 6 point whitetails ever recorded according to gross typical score.

  1. Eric Jennings, IL. 163
  2. Burt Eichstaedt, WI. 158 2/8
  3. Scheffler, MA. 157 7/8
  4. Rick Scholz, OH (gross score not available at this time)
  5. Luke Patterson, OH. 155

Honorable Mention: The Largest 6 Point Whitetails Ever Recorded

This list wouldn’t be complete without mentioning what some people consider as being the largest 6 point whitetail ever recorded. The buck was killed in Kansas by Brian King in 2002, it has an official gross score of 166 inches and nets 163. Very impressive numbers! However, as you can see by the photo, the buck is actually an 8 point with broken brow points. This fact is of significant importance because it causes the antlers to be measured as an 8 point and not a true 6 point. This moves two circumference measurements farther up the beam, thus making them substantially bigger than the circumference measurements of a true 3 point antler. In my opinion, this fact disqualifies the Brian King buck as being the largest 6 point whitetail ever recorded. It’s a stupendous buck, one that has numbers and score of which are undoubtedly world class, but it’s simply not a true 3×3 whitetail.

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The Brian King buck from Kansas is actually a 4×4 with broken brow points and not a true 3×3 whitetail

Our list of largest 6 point whitetails ever recorded wouldn’t be complete without mentioning the current Canadian record 6 point whitetail. Taken a few years ago in Saskatchewan, this great buck should be any hunters dream. With a gross score of 150 inches, the great buck nets a very impressive 148 4/8 inches. The hunter’s name, location of the hunt, and measuring information were not available at the time of this writing.

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The Canadian record 6 point whitetail

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