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Have You Seen the Million-Dollar Buck?

Have You Seen the Million-Dollar Buck?

Million-buck buckThis bruiser of a buck may look like a sure trophy, but one small detail in the background has a long held debate swirling around the hunting world.

Boone & Crockett recently posted a photo of this "million-dollar buck" on their Trophy Watch page. The photos have been circulating for some time, B&C said, and the buck is claimed to be worth over $1 million, $7,500 per sperm straw.

These pen-raised mutant breeder deer are certainly as interesting to look at as any four-legged creature in existence but the fact remains that these animals are as much livestock as game animal. Science has manufactured this deer, of that there's no doubt, and the debate as to whether this kind of genetic tinkering should be allowed is now centered around it.

The folks over at B&C are pretty adamant that a buck like this will never be listed in their record books, but what do you think? Is it still considered hunting when it's part of a controlled environment, or is the sport itself damaged? Would you pay $1 million to have this deer hanging on your wall?


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