A white-tailed deer taken by a bowhunter this fall in Dodge County has been scored as the Wisconsin archery record for typical bucks.
The 13-pointer was shot on Oct. 11 by Adam Hupf of Beaver Dam. After the mandatory 60-day drying period, the rack was officially panel-scored Saturday in Green Bay by members of the Wisconsin Buck & Bear Club.
The buck supplants the 187 7/8 inch deer taken in 2012 in Fond du Lac County by Dusty Gerrits of Waupun.
The state record typical whitetail taken by firearms is the 206 1/8 inch buck taken in 1914 by Jim Jordan in Burnett County, according to records kept by Wisconsin Buck & Bear Club and Boone and Crockett Club.
The photo below, provided courtesy of Wisconsin Buck & Bear Club, shows the rack of the Hupf buck being held by measurers on Saturday. The measurers include Mark Miller of Wisconsin Buck & Bear Club, Pope and Young Club, Boone and Crockett Club; Stan Zirbel of Wisconsin Buck & Bear, Pope and Young, Boone and Crockett; Marlin Laidlaw of Wisconsin Buck & Bear; Earl Conradt of Wisconsin Buck & Bear, Pope and Young; Andy Sternagel of Wisconsin Buck & Bear; and Bucky Ihlenfeldt of Wisconsin Buck & Bear, Pope and Young, Boone and Crockett.
Additional information and photos are planned for release later this week, Ihlenfeldt said.
Reprinted with permission.
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