No this isn’t a Yoopers song this is the real deal and a whopper of a whitetail buck at that. Wayne Schumacher took this behemoth of a non-typical whitetail that looks like he’s carrying a small tree on it’s head while hunting in Fon du Lac county Wisconsin. The buck was referred to as Lucky Buck and had been reported by other hunters and residents but Schumacher was unaware that he was in the same neighborhood as the huge whitetail. That is until the buck happened past Schumacher’s treestand and fell victim to a well placed arrow.
I didn’t have time to get nervous says Schumacher. It was over before I knew it and a 15 yard shot sent the buck running roughly 70 yards before collapsing to the ground. The buck has an inside antler spread of 20½ inches. Its field-dressed weight was around 225 pounds and age estimates are that the deer is at least 4½ to 5 years old. A rough estimate of the green score landed the buck somewhere around 251 according to reports from people on the scene. With the current record standing at 233 Schumacher’s buck stands a very good chance of claiming the state archery record for a non-typical whitetail. Official scoring is soon to follow.