Tim Beck, a hunter from Indiana, has officially taken the second-largest whitetail deer ever taken by a hunter, according to Boone and Crockett, which compiles such records for conservation, management and historical purposes.
The buck’s antlers are the largest non-typical recorded in more than a decade and only the fifth ever to break the 300-inch mark, with a final score of 305-7/8.
When Tim walked up to his buck in the tilled corn field, he was in shock. He’d just broken the state record by more than 50 inches.
The hunter, Tim Beck with his buck on Nov. 17, 2012, in Huntington County, Indiana. The buck now stands as the fourth largest non-typical whitetail deer on record. The current World’s Record for non-typical whitetails (333-7/8 inches from Missouri) as well as the No. 2 buck (328-2/8 inches from Ohio) were not hunter-taken trophies. Both were found dead and entered into the records as “pickups.” The third-largest buck in the category was taken by a hunter in Iowa and scores 307-5/8.
The Beck Buck is a shockingly big whitetail, sporting a 222-4/8” typical frame and 93-7/8” of abnormal points. It also serves as further proof that we’re living the good old days of whitetail hunting right now; 5 of the Top 10 non typicals in the B&C books have been shot since the year 2000, and three of those five monster whitetails score over 300” (the Lovstuen buck scored 307-5/8”; the Beck buck is 305-7/8”; and right behind them is Jerry Bryant’s Illinois giant at 304-3/8”).