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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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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