Is nontypical buck new state record?
Marion, Wis. — Details are still thin, but apparently Wisconsin archery deer hunter Paul Keller shot a nontypical buck near the town of Marion that should score in the neighborhood of 244 inches.
If that happens, the buck could surpass the current state nontypical record shot by Wayne Schumacher, of Fond du Lac.
Keller’s buck is being reported at 27 points and as having a first score of 244 nontypical inches, according to the Deer and Deer Hunting website.
“Details are still coming in, but this one appears to be a legit contender for the state record nontypical crown,” magazine Editor Daniel Schmidt said.
Keller shot the buck on Tuesday, Sept. 18 near the town Marion, which straddles the border of Shawano and Waupaca counties. The buck is reported to score near 244 inches nontypical on the Boone & Crockett scoring system.
Three years ago, Deer and Deer Hunting was first on the scene when the current Wisconsin record nontypical was killed by Schumacher. D&DH Managing Editor Jacob Edson and TV producer Chris Hermans got an exclusive first look at the animal that grossed roughly 251 inches. Schumacher’s rack was dried for the required 60 days and measured by a team of certified scorers, earning the record-setting score of 2436⁄8 inches.
“If early reports are true, this Marion buck could eclipse Schumacher’s buck,” Schmidt said.
For more, go to the DDH site: www.deeranddeerhunting.com/deer-news/new-potential-state-record-nontypical.