Myth Buster: Do Big Tracks Equal Big Racks?

Myth Buster: Do Big Tracks Equal Big Racks?

As a hunter I love seeing big tracks in the food plots, on trails, and hopefully coming right by my stand, but do big tracks always equal a big buck? If you believe that's the case, then I found a buck that should be a new world record!  Last weekend a hunter from PA shot this buck in West Central Illinois. Although the buck scored 130-inches, it wasn't the buck's rack that everyone was talking about.

This buck had nearly 7-inch hooves with a spread that would truly blow your mind!  It's hard to say what caused the bucks hooves to grow abnormally long but he did appear to have an old injury and still had scuff marks on his chest from dragging himself around.

Clearly he had recovered from the injury and was out chasing does last weekend in Illinois when this lucky hunter bagged the big hoofed buck!



GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.

Recommended Articles

See More Recommendations

Popular Videos

2018 Petersen

2018 Petersen's Hunting Episode 7: Beginner's Luck

Host Kali Parmley takes first-time hunter Danae Hale of CZ-USA to Wyoming for a mule deer hunt. After covering all the basics with Danae, the girls head into the field and what happens next goes way beyond either of their expectations!

2018 Petersen

2018 Petersen's Hunting Episode 9: Aloha Axis Deer

Host Mike Schoby joins his buddies Jon Dubin and Jeff Johnston on the island of Lanai for a deer hunt Hawaiian style!

2018 Petersen

2018 Petersen's Hunting Episode 14: Swamp Bulls

With his Mozambique forest bull in the salt, Craig Boddington sets his sights on the Marromeu grasslands in pursuit of a swamp buffalo.

2018 Petersen

2018 Petersen's Hunting Episode 13: Forest Buffalo

Craig Boddington returns to Mozambique's fame Coutada 10 for a shot a forest buffalo that's eluded him for 10 years.

Trending Articles

I have never felt that camping trailers at least the Hunting

The Ultimate Hunting Trailers

WA Staff

I have never felt that camping trailers at least the "house on wheels" variety that most people

A new wave of allergies threatens to turn hunters into vegetarians. News

The Ticks Making Hunters Allergic to Meat

David Hart

A new wave of allergies threatens to turn hunters into vegetarians.

The Top 10 trophy whitetail states featured here are the best of the best in terms of B&C entries over the past ten years. North America

Top 10 Trophy Whitetail States

Joseph von Benedikt - December 18, 2017

The Top 10 trophy whitetail states featured here are the best of the best in terms of B&C...

These rounds have proven themselves most worthy in the field. Ammo

America's Top 10 Big Game Cartridges

Joseph von Benedikt

These rounds have proven themselves most worthy in the field.

See More Trending Articles

More How-To

Don't let the excuse monster eat you up and leave you deer-less. Whitetail

The Reality of Hunting Public-Land Whitetails

Tony J. Peterson

Don't let the excuse monster eat you up and leave you deer-less.

A successful western hunt doesn't begin with elk. You first need to develop some experience as well as skills. North America Big Game

Western Hunting 101

Joseph von Benedikt

A successful western hunt doesn't begin with elk. You first need to develop some experience as...

Learn how to achieve tender venison meat by applying these essential deer-hanging tactics during the rigor mortis period. How-To

Rigor Mortis: The Importance of Hanging Deer

Jenny Nguyen-Wheatley

Learn how to achieve tender venison meat by applying these essential deer-hanging tactics...

Don't make field dressing a deer any messier than it has to be; make sure you have all the essentials before you go out this season. How-To

DIY Deer Field Dressing Equipment and Tips

Jenny Nguyen-Wheatley

Don't make field dressing a deer any messier than it has to be; make sure you have all the...

See More How-To

GET THE MAGAZINE Subscribe & Save.

Digital Now Included!

SUBSCRIBE NOW

Give a Gift   |   Subscriber Services

PREVIEW THIS MONTH'S ISSUE

GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.