North Carolina Record Book Deer
This new North Carolina record book deer scores approximately 190″, likely largest deer ever taken with archery equipment in North Carolina. Steven Davis, a North Carolina firefighter shot a monster non-typical whitetail buck last week with his crossbow after patterning it’s feeding habit in a field for four days. The buck reportedly green scores 190 7/8″ P&Y. Davis had been monitoring the big non-typical buck, and a smaller 6-pointer that hung out with him for a while, but on opening day, the wind wasn’t right so he couldn’t make a move on them.
I hunted Monday and saw him twice. He came into the beans and bedded down in the middle of it with the 6-pointer,” said Davis. “He’d get up and leave and come back—I guess he was going to get water and coming back to his bed. I saw him two times on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, but I had a bad wind, a north wind, that was blowing wrong. He’d get up every day and walk away.
Once Davis finally got the wind he was looking for a few days later he took his first crack at the buck. He got to his stand before first light, and not long after, the two bucks came in to his bait pile. It didn’t take long before the awesome deer presented him with a broadside shot at 40 yards, and his Horton crossbow and Swhacker broadhead did the job. “I had a blood trail that looked like it was painted on the ground,” Davis said. “He probably went 150 yards. He fell about 30 or 40 yards going down the hill and wound up lying in a creek, with water running over his head.”
The buck, which should be the new North Carolina record book deer has a main-frame 10-point rack with nine different sticker points. It has an inside spread of just under 20 inches, and its longest tine is almost 14 inches. According to North Carolina Sportsman, previously the largest non typical deer ever taken by a bowhunter in North Carolina was a 176 7/8″ buck in 2005.