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Illinois Man Shoots Potential World Record Eight-Point

by Dylan Polk   |  February 6th, 2012 5

Jason SandersAn Illinois man may have shot a world record eight-point whitetail toward the end of 2011.

According to Heartland Outdoors, central Illinois hunter Jason Sanders shot this big buck on Dec. 1, 2011, on the opening day of the second firearm season, grossing 192 3/8 inches and netting 184 7/8 as 4×4 after side-to-side deductions. With a 1 6/8-inch sticker off a G2, that brings the final green net score as an eight-point to 183 1/8 typical.

The current Boone & Crockett world record is a tie between a buck from Michigan and one from South Dakota, both of which netted 180 3/8.

Sanders said he had seen trail cam photos of the buck during the first firearm season, but never got a good enough shot and let him go. He was sure not to let that happen again.

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  • Brian Wisman

    bad ass

  • Rat

    Super nice!

  • http://huntingholumstyle.wordpress.com Holum

    Gotta love a big 4×4! Wish there were some side profile pictures though.

  • brad

    a true giant. i love them big 8's

  • Kootenay Boy

    I thought the HANSEN buck from Sask Canada was the world recordf????

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