Oak Creek Whitetail Ranch, 1,000 acres located in the rolling hills of the Ozark mountains in Missouri, continues to hold the Safari Club International (SCI) records with thirty-three of the top thirty-five whitetail deer! So, we know a lot about hunting and whitetail buck trophies.

Hunters from around the world visit Oak Creek Whitetail Ranch for guided hunts and the opportunity to harvest trophy-class whitetail deer. Oak Creek Whitetail Ranch has earned a reputation as a premier destination for whitetail deer hunting in Missouri, attracting hunters seeking extraordinary trophy opportunities and memorable outdoor experiences.

World Records

The largest trophy whitetail bucks in the world have been recorded by various hunting organizations and record-keeping agencies. These organizations typically measure the size of the antlers, known as the “rack,” to determine the trophy quality of a whitetail deer.

The Safari Club International, Boone and Crockett Club, and Pope and Young Club are three prominent organizations dedicated to the conservation of wildlife and the recognition of outstanding big game trophies, particularly in North America. Their record-keeping systems and scoring criteria provide hunters with opportunities to showcase their achievements and contribute to the conservation of North America’s wildlife heritage.  Here are a few notable examples:

The Milo Hanson Buck: This buck is often considered one of the largest typical whitetail bucks ever harvested. It was taken by Milo Hanson in 1993 near Biggar, Saskatchewan, Canada. The buck’s rack scored 213 5/8 inches under the Boone and Crockett scoring system, making it a legendary trophy.

The James Jordan Buck: Also known as the “Jordan Buck,” this deer was harvested by James Jordan in 1914 in Burnett County, Wisconsin, USA. Its rack scored 206 1/8 inches under the Boone and Crockett scoring system. Despite being taken over a century ago, the Jordan Buck remains one of the most iconic whitetail trophies.

The Missouri Monarch: This massive whitetail buck was harvested in 1981 in Missouri, USA. Its rack scored 333 7/8 inches under the Boone and Crockett scoring system, making it one of the largest non-typical whitetail deer ever recorded.

The Hanson Buck: Not to be confused with the Milo Hanson Buck, the “Hanson Buck” was taken by Tim Hanson in 2003 in Saskatchewan, Canada. Its rack scored 213 1/8 inches under the Boone and Crockett scoring system, making it another exceptional trophy.

The Hole in the Horn Buck: This buck was harvested by a hunter named Larry Gibson in 1940 in Kent County, Maryland, USA. Its rack had a unique feature—a hole in one of the antlers, which contributed to its name. The Hole in the Horn Buck scored 328 2/8 inches under the Boone and Crockett scoring system.

It’s important to note that trophy size is determined by various factors, including genetics, nutrition, age, and environmental conditions. Additionally, record-keeping organizations like Boone and Crockett and Pope and Young establish criteria and scoring systems for evaluating trophy deer.

These are just a few examples of some of the largest trophy whitetail bucks ever recorded from 2022 and prior. Hunters and enthusiasts continue to pursue these magnificent animals, with each season potentially yielding new record-breaking specimens. For more tips on hunting whitetail deer visit our website at https://oakcreekwhitetailranch.com/.