This will probably be the new Nebraska state record whitetail according to the warden. It will be pictured in Nebraska Land Magazine.
The hunter that shot this huge Nebraska buck is only in his mid 20’s. A guy around 60 congratulated him and told him to cherish this because he has never seen anything like it in his years of hunting whitetails.
I don’t care if he doesn’t get any records. He’s amazing to me.”
The 38-point whitetail generating the buzz was shot Saturday by a 24-year-old Texan hunting on private land in Richardson County, Nebraska. On Wednesday, Wes O’Brien told the Journal Star his trophy has received a preliminary score of 281.
O’Brien came hunting in Nebraska with a friend of his who knew a landowner who gave them permission to hunt his land. Other than a nonresident license, he paid no fees for hunting access.
Deer hunting in Nebraska is a bit of a sleeper, but hunters are becoming aware of the trophy potential there. It is fairly easy to get a tag, especially for bowhunters. We have some very cool hunts available in Nebraska, including a whitetail antelope combo hunt that is surprisingly affordable. If you would like more information on hunting in Nebraska, just fill out the form below.