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Heaviest Buck Ever?


drake shooter

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I was wondering if anyone knows of a written record or story of the heaviest bucks ever. I have been told that in the early 1980's, a native american shot a buck on the FDL rez. before the firearms season that dressed out at 409lbs..Can anyone verify this story or do you know of a similar one? Any information would be greatly appreciated! Thanks, drake shooter

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There was an article some time ago(can't remember if it was one year or tenyears ago)in the Duluth News-Tribune, about the guy from the Fond du Lac Rez by Cloquet that killed that 409lb deer. Wish I could remember - it was a good article with quotes from the guy who actually shot the deer. He may have passed away by now...

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Drake,

I remember reading a number of years back about a very large whitetail. The deer had an infection (or possibly some rare disease) that had caused the deer to bloat up. As I recall the story said that if the deer hadn't been shot the chances it would have survived the winter would have been very remote. I don't remember the specifics on how much it weighed, but I do remember being quite impressed. Wish I had details, but maybe someone else can confirm the story.

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Keith, I remember that too. I thought it was just like last year. Or less there was another one. I think I saw it in outdoor news.

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It was last year in the Outdoor News.

The thing looked like the pillsbury dough boy with antlers.

It had been shot with an arrow earlier in the year, and the external wound healed, but something inside got infected and filled the body with fluids or some crap.

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402Lbs.(dressed) shot on the fon-du-lac indian reservation. I saw a pic once in the duluth paper i believe...?? Head was in the rafters and hind end wasn't even close to beeing off the ground. It looked like it was sitting on it's butt upright. Article said live weight estimated at 500 Lbs. shocked.gif

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I saw that picture too. The buck looked like a cartoon it was so bloated. Once they put the knife to him it blew out all the air (nasty) I don't think it was that big on the scale though, can't remember. How would you like to be the guy to mount it and come up with a form that big.

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