February 06, 2012
An 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 4Ã—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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