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1998: The Jamie Remmers Buck
"Grab your shoes and coat," my husband, Kent, yelled as he came running into the house. "You’ve got to see this buck!" So there I was, in my shoes, coat and pajamas, looking at a magnificent animal through a pair of binoculars. About half a dozen br...

1997: The Sam Collora Buck
Sam Collora has taken some fine bucks in his 25 years of whitetail hunting. But for the past eight years, it’s been his dream to take a real world-class buck with his bow. If you look at bowhunting records, you quickly realize that Sam lives where s...

1996: The Tony Fulton Buck
Because he was pressed for time, Tony Fulton of Louisville, Miss., almost decided not to go hunting on the evening of Jan. 5, 1995. His wife, Rhonda, talked him into it. A doe was the first deer to enter the green field Tony was watching. Apparently...

When In Rome, Hunt Like Romans
You can shoot a buck with a rifle in Mississippi or Kansas and wind up on the cover of a magazine. But if you used that same centerfire to nail a buck in Illinois, your name will wind up on a court docket. You'd lose your gun, along with your hunting...

BTR's Best Bucks
No matter how antlers grow, the BTR will accept and record them. By simply recording what nature produced and classifying it accurately, the BTR offers whitetail enthusiasts the opportunity to record their trophies with an unbiased record-keeping age...

Kansas Claims Another Golden Laurel
Ed Koberstein’s Alberta 20-pointer might be the largest Typical ever shot by a hunter. This year’s Golden Laurel Citation winner is the largest ever ‘not shot’ by a hunter. The squirrels and mice in Phillips County, Kan., must have cataracts. The ...

Measuring Main Beams
Main beams are the two long, sweeping points growing from the normal pedicels on both sides of a buck's head, from which all typical points grow. The length of the main beam is obtained by measuring from the lowest point on the burr, over the outer c...

Circumference Measurements
Four circumference measurements (C1, C2, C3, and C4) are taken from each main beam with a 1/4-inch steel ring-end circumference measuring tape.  The first circumference measurement (C1) is taken at the smallest point between the burr and firs...

Interpreting Types Of Points
Scorers will ultimately encounter points which demand interpretation. Some points grow in a typical fashion but from locations on a rack where typical points do not normally occur. In such cases the best interpretation of one side of a rack may be ac...

Definitions Of A Point
A common point is a protrusion of antler which is not less than one inch in length and whose length is greater than the width of its base. A point which rises in a vertical attitude from the main beam in a typical fashion shall be considered a typ...
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