Something that has kind of stayed under wraps is a magnificent mule deer taken in Colorado last year in 2006. This buck is now the biggest archery velvet typical mule deer in the world! This world record buck was taken by Tim Roberts during the archery season. The photo above is a sneak peak at what you will see in the new Hunting Illustrated Magazine coming out this week. We have the story on Tim’s record archery mule deer and some great photos. We also break down how this buck matches up with the other great velvet typical archery bucks taken in recent years.
So what does it score? Tim’s buck is very symmetrical but has a 2 1/8-inch kicker coming off the right main beam which caused some extra deductions. The official Pope & Young score is 209 2/8 gross and 205 1/8 net typical. Tim chose to keep the velvet on the antlers or it could have challenged the hard-horned P&Y typical world record which scores 203 1/8. For now, Tim’s mule deer is the largest typical mule deer in the world taken by a bowhunter in the velvet category. Congratulations Tim.
You can read the story on Tim’s hunt and see his cool kill shots in our Aug/Sept 2007 issue of Hunting Illustrated (Special Bowhunting Issue) out this week. You will also be able to see this Colorado giant in our upcoming 2008 King’s Mule Deer Calendar.