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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
- Burt Eichstaedt, WI. 155 4/8
- Eric Jennings, IL. 153 6/8
- Luke Patterson, OH. 152 2/8
- Rick Scholz, OH. 150 4/8
- Scheffler, MA. 150 3/8
The following list is the top five largest 6 point whitetails ever recorded according to gross typical score.
- Eric Jennings, IL. 163
- Burt Eichstaedt, WI. 158 2/8
- Scheffler, MA. 157 7/8
- Rick Scholz, OH (gross score not available at this time)
- 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.
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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