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TAKEN BY: James Wanklyn
DATE: 09/20/12
PLACE: Marshall Co. KS
HARVESTED WITH: Pick-Ups Shed Antler
ANTLER CLASSIFICATION: Irregular
SCORER(S): Wayne Cox
OWNER: James Wanklyn
TYPE: Free Roaming
TROPHY MEASUREMENT DATA
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TOTAL POINTS PER ANTLER 32 23
NO. OF IRREGULAR POINTS 27 18
TOTAL IRREGULAR INCHES 64 1/8 65 4/8
LENGTH OF MAIN BEAMS 20 3/8 24
LENGTH OF 1ST POINT 8 5/8 9
LENGTH OF 2ND POINT 9 3/8 10 2/8
LENGTH OF 3RD POINT 10 10 4/8
LENGTH OF 4TH POINT 7 1/8 8 5/8
LENGTH OF 5TH POINT 0 0
LENGTH OF 6TH POINT 0 0
LENGTH OF 7TH POINT 0 0
1ST CIRCUMFERENCE (C1) 7 1/8 7 5/8
2ND CIRCUMFERENCE (C2) 7 4/8 7 3/8
3RD CIRCUMFERENCE (C3) 12 7/8 9 4/8
4TH CIRCUMFERENCE (C4) 7 7/8 7 5/8
SCORE PER SIDE 155 160
INSIDE SPREAD 15 7/8
PERCENTAGE OF IRREGULARITY 41.1
Total Inches 315
BTR SCORE 330 7/8
(INCLUDES INSIDE SPREAD)
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Lord of the Flies
By Mike Handley

’Twas a tiny female fly — not a bullet, broadhead or Buick — that brought down the largest antlered (wild) whitetail in North America last year. And it might have gone undiscovered had a Kansas man not taken a stroll along a creek bank in search of the buck that had dropped off his nephew’s radar.

The deer, while alive, was a well guarded secret within the family. Even now, few people have had the pleasure of ogling its rack.

Photographed regularly by trail camera until late summer 2012, the buck with unfathomable antlers (in velvet at the time) simply disappeared. Clearly, it was either dead or had switched zip codes. Considering that numerous deer throughout the Midwest succumbed to epizootic hemorrhagic disease last year, and since bucks in velvet rarely seek greener pastures unless pressured, it wasn’t difficult to connect the dots.

The deer, in fact, was dead, next to the creek with no holes in it — an almost sure sign that it died from contracting EHD...

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