Most hunters think a whitetail scoring 150 inches is pretty special. Well, now Kansas has produced a giant non-typical that was recently scored at 312 1/8 by an official Boone & Crockett scorer. The buck was found dead last year, a probable victim of EHD in northeastern Kansas.
Boone & Crockett is unofficially declaring it the new Kansas state record, easily beating the old record non-typical of 280 1/8, gun-killed in Shawnee County i 1987. The record keeping club does recognize bucks found dead, hit by cars and even poached bucks confiscated, and entered, by a state game agency. Boone & Crockett’s top typical for Kansas, a buck netting 199 2/8 inches, was poached near Liberal in 1999.
The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism, generally considered the official keeper of state record animals, only lists animals legally taken by hunters.
There now have been five whitetails officially scoring more than 300 inches entered in Boone & Crockett. The largest, a buck netting 333 7/8 inches, was found dead near St. Louis several decades ago. If the score holds through the official Boone & Crockett process, the Kansas buck will rank as the third largest of all time in the world.