Amish Hunter Bags Monster Whitetail Deer Buck

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:

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.

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128 Comments on "Amish Hunter Bags Monster Whitetail Deer Buck"

  1. michael says:

    WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That is a nice buck i just killed my first one last year it waas a 12 pointer

  2. paul says:

    holy snap that thing is a beastly deer. i wish i could bag something like that. what u get him with and at what distance???

  3. Zack says:

    dude that is an awsome buck my dad got one 13 years ago but it was a 28 point and was rad

  4. Zachariah says:

    That is some buck!

    I see some misunderstandings in the posts. The Amish do not appear in photographs due to the commandment about graven images. Contrary to popular belief, they can and do own firearms (even modern ones) for hunting and agricultural chores.

  5. chris wilson says:

    Their was a 42 pt. buck hit by a semi in Lima,Ohio the week of Nov.26-Dec.1it’s looks too be a typical. It has too be an Ohio state record buck

  6. hunter says:

    i killed a buck that went 186 but dang dude thats a monster. i have been watching a monster whitetail he is a state record and he has tines at least 16 inches long but great deer.

  7. Clint says:

    That is a nice buck!! The person that shot that is spoiled for life. They’re never gonna get another buck like that. Im 15 and i shot a 11 pointer that scored 146 5/8 and i thought that, that one was big, but hey congrats.

  8. Bones says:

    i am from PA and the first time i heard about this buck i got a picuter from my brother sayin this deer was hit by a truck in ohio…his friends dad took a picture of it……….then i saw it on another website sayin it was killed in wisconsin….now its killed by an amish boy in ohio…i dont know what to belive

  9. mbhunts says:

    now this is why i stay in my stand hour after hour great bucks like this one make it all worth while tyvm 4 showing him too all of us mark b

  10. 8pt/CH 170 says:

    I have been fortunate enough to see alot 0f nice deer on my farm in northeast OH. but nothing quite as big as this beast.Congrats goes out to this hunter.

  11. Ty says:

    Ok for one thing we here in ohio hunt fair. Amish are tough some guns here. They wouldn’t do such a thing to pen and then hunt. And I bet Johnathon wasnt even hunting for rack he was hunting for meat. Amish are aloud to hunt with a cross bow I see it all the time. We dont hunt for rack we hunt to put food on the table here in ohio. I live in amish country here, and they just dont get their picture taken, so get over it. Oh and one other thing TV hunting shows some of u hunt in deer pens, why don’t u step ur game up and hunt for real!!!

  12. Michael says:

    This is a great buck! It’s really nice to see a deer of this size killed within 5 minutes of where I live. The day that this deer was killed I was fortunate enough to get to personally hold this deer in my own hands. Wow what a feeling that was, to be able to hold a record holding deer of that size. It’s a shame that some people are so jealous as to beat on a man for killing something that many never have a chance at even seeing, let alone killing. I think some people need to know the whole story behind this great buck and the man’s personal beliefs before posting some of the comments in which they have.

  13. tj says:

    there was some guy that said indiana did’nt have big bucks like this one well he is full of crap because you have to look to know and know where they are at…well great job on the deer…

  14. andrew fugate says:

    great deer i would love 2 killed it. great job man!

  15. branden says:

    if i shot that buck id ask to put it it the world roerd book

  16. trevor says:

    thats a very nice buck if i ever seen a buck that big i would not be able to shoot or if i did kill it i probably couldnt get out of the tree stand it is very cool to see a buck that big in ohio around the same area i hunt at.

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  18. JoeD says:

    Soo many posts but non state the weight. The weight?

    I was wondering if we hunted like wolves, as in targeting the weak would the heards be healther and there be even larger bucks to look at?

    No, I am not a hunter but I am not against it or owning any gun.
    Congrats to the young man!

  19. Jack Hughes says:

    could this buck be eligible for any world records?

  20. Tim says:

    Yes this is one great deer!! I have personaly held it and WOW! The pics dont do it justice. I agree with Cross.There are always rumors flying around on great dear. But before you belief them and pass them on, check on the facts or be silent. Why do we try knock others it is because we want to lift ourselves up. This is only a natural instict in us, if we dont know Jesus as our Savior. Give God the Glory for designing such a beautiful animal to enjoy!!

  21. Dillon Mofford says:

    now thats one nice deer i wish i could shoot one that big the biggest deer i have shot was a 3 x 4 but im only 13 i still have a lot of years left to hunt congrats to you!!!!!.

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  23. jeremy says:

    nice buck i live in adams county maybe i’ll get one that big

  24. russell steele says:

    I am in fayetteville tn. Just heard about your deer. I hope i kill one that big one of these days

  25. mike says:

    nice to see someone kill a buck that is not a so called professional hunter with a tv show ., raising deer with bio. crops were only they and there money people can hunt different then raising cattle .i wonder how many check books from the so called pros would have opened if they new that buck was there.the amish hunter that harvest that buck was a real hunter .

  26. bob says:

    nice deer

  27. son says:

    sweet buck

  28. Kyle isom says:

    That is one monster dear it’s amazing knowing there are whitetails around that are that big.

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