It will be tough to beat this great buck in 2006. This buck was taken by Amish hunter Jonathon Schmucker in Adams County, Ohio. The buck was taken with a crossbow and has 36 scorable points, green scored 304 gross and 294 7/8 net non-typical with a 24-inch inside spread. The buck was nicknamed “Amish Lucky Buck” due to the monster whitetail deer eating the Lucky Buck mineral feed.
Apparently there were just a few people who knew about this buck. It grew quite a bit from the previous year and the hunter bagged it on opening morning. What an incredible whitetail buck!
UPDATE: (Dec. 13, 2006) This free-ranging whitetail buck has recently been officially scored at 300 6/8 gross and 291 2/8 net non-typical. It also has a Buckmasters composite score of 305 4/8 (including inside spread of 25-inches).
This score puts it No. 2 all-time for the state of Ohio and the largest buck taken with a crossbow for Ohio (state record). The John Schmucker “Amish Buck” is the No. 2 in the world for crossbow behind Jerry Bryant’s monster non-typical Illinois buck from 2001, which Boone and Crockett lists a score of 304 3/8. We featured Jerry’s awesome buck in our 2005 King’s Whitetail Deer Calendar.
UPDATE #2 (Dec. 27, 2006)
I am getting people who are getting confused with this buck due to a newspaper article that has recently come out. Aparently there is an article from a Wisconsin newspaper claiming the buck came from Wisconsin and taken by a boy with a home-made longbow. They have either come up with a great scoop story, or printed a big boo boo. Due to the pretty concrete information that is now out there about this buck being from Ohio and the fact that it has now been officially scored by Ohio department officials, Buckmasters and Boone and Crockett officials I think it is safe to say this buck is from Ohio and taken by John Schmucker.
If you would like to read the story about the Amish Buck, the full story has been posted on the Ohio Division of Wildlife web site.
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This is quoted directly from the Ohio Division of Wildlife web site:
ADAMS COUNTY NON-TYPICAL SCORES BIG
Southwestern Ohio is home to the top typical and nontypical deer killed in Ohio
Official scorer Ron Perrine measures Johnathan Schmucker’s trophy Ohio deer.