Monster mule deer not from Kansas

Online hoaxes come in all shapes, sizes and species, it seems.

Lately several Kansans have asked me about the photos of a huge non-typical mule deer supposedly either shot near Ellinwood or shot by someone from Ellinwood. Some e-mails say it’s a new world-record buck.

Wrong and wrong.

This big Canadian mule deer is part of a online hoax that says it's from Kansas and world-record. Wrong on both counts.

This big Canadian mule deer is part of a online hoax that says it's from Kansas and world record. Wrong on both counts.

According to Boone & Crockett Trophy Watch the big mule deer was shot in Saskatchewan and will score around 250-inches.

Huge buck, but certainly not a world record. It wouldn’t even be a state record if it was shot near Ellinwood, Elkhart or Ellis.

The Kansas non-typical archery state record scored 269 inches and was shot in 1989 by my friend Dean Hamilton.

According to Pope & Young the world-record is about 275 inches and comes from Colorado.