The northeastern whitetail is the most popular big game animal in North America-most numerous, most heavily hunted, and most deer taken. In many states, it is the only big game animal available on the license. Many hunters believe the northeastern whitetail can produce the best antlers of all. Enjoy this gallery of the top entries in the SCI Record Book, and add yours to the record this year!
Brian Emmery holds the number 1 spot with this magnificent buck measuring 227 1/8″. He bagged it in 1993 in Macon County IL.
Mark Wimpy took this number 4 buck in Illinois in 2000. It measures 210 6/8″.
Verliin Hale’s buck was taken near Randolf IN in 2008. It measures 198 5/8″.
Jimmy Spataro holds the number 3 spot with this buck taken near Waukesha, WI. It measures 213 18″.
Ben Knisley bagged his buck in 2006. It measures 205″.
Roger Gregg’s buck scored 189 2/8″ and was taken in 2009 in Pennsylvania.
“Smoky” Jon Olson bagged this excellent buck near Pierceton, IN in 2010. It measures 189 2/8″.
Rayote Difate took this buck measuring 193 5/8″ in New York in 1976.
Justin Morrissey holds the lucky 13 spot with this beautiful buck measuring 190 2/8″ while hunting St. Croix County WI in 2010.
Jon Knibbs bagged this buck in 2009 in Michigan. It measures 187 7/8″.
Greg Hildebrand took this buck in Lorain County Ohio in 2009. It measures 189 1/8 inches.
Brad Jerman was hunting in Warren County OH when he took this big buck. It measures 206 1/8″.