While Bow Hunting in Chase County, Kansas spotted what was to be one of the wildest bucks. He waited for the animal to close the distance. Finally, the most heart pounding wait of his life came to an end at 25 yards! But the saga of the Brian Butcher buck was just beginning
When He made his way out of the stand and up to the buck, Brian said he was “in complete shock.” Brian had never encountered a deer with a rack quite as crazy as this Kansas trophy, a friend of Brian Butcher, Brian Crowe, attempted to score it but the one of a kind buck was more difficult than originally estimated. “We added it up five times because it didn’t make sense,” Brian said.
We had it at 341 inches gross, and 316 inches net.
“I thought it had some branches or grass tangled up in its antlers,” said Butcher to the Kansas Wildlife, Parks & Tourism bureau. “But when I looked at him with binoculars, I realized it was all antlers.” Brian waited 60 days for the rack to be officially scored by Boone and Crockett Club. Brian’s buck was scored and sent to the Boone and Crockett Club headquarters for verification and acceptance.
Scoring the Brian Butcher Buck
Measurers, Marc Murrell, Newton, and Ken Witt, Burleson, Tex, On Jan. 3, spent five hours scoring the buck, the unofficial net non-typical score of 321 3/8 inches. Kansas officials said Brian Butcher buck was officially the fourth highest non-typical whitetail harvest in the world.
The largest bowhunter-harvested non-typical whitetail was shot in Illinois, with a score of 327 7/8. The top two non-typical whitetails were found dead in Missouri and Ohio and scored 333 7/8 inches and 328 2/8 inches, respectively.