Thad Cartwright's Kentucky velvet giant has been named Buckmasters Trophy Records' 2013 winner of the Golden Laurel Citation, awarded annually to the most significant entry into the BTR.
The 50-point buck, measured by master scorer Steve Lucas, is the BTR's world record compound bow entry in the Velvet category. Note: The BTR is the only scoring system to permanently recognize velvet entries.
Its official BTR score is 273 2/8", with a composite score 283 5/8" (inside spread added).
You can meet Thad and see his incredible buck in person this August (16-18) at the Buckmasters Expo in Montgomery, Ala.
Thad's will be the cover story for the July issue of Rack Magazine.
For more on Thad's hunt, read Mike Handley's Big Buck 411 entry: http://www.buckmasters.com/how-should-i-begin.aspx
And enjoy a list of former GLC winners, including Audrey Sharp's amazing Indiana buck, which took the top honor in 2012.
For more trail cam views, visit Buckmasters Trail Camera Photo Gallery: http://www.buckmasters.com/trail-cams.aspx