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Wisconsin’s Top-Scoring Bucks of 2010

Typical Whitetails — Bow
Hunter County Score
Brian Inda Waushara 187 5/8
Craig Windle Taylor 184 1/8
Mark Woller Marathon 182 6/8
Klint Reinhardt Buffalo 180 6/8
Matt Seifert Trempealeau 180 4/8
Tom Ginnow Kenosha 179 2/8
Scott Powers Pierce 178 1/8
Kevin Roesler Trempealeau 176 4/8
Luke Smith Jackson 175 3/8
Tanner Mulock Sauk 173 6/8
Source: Wisconsin Buck & Bear Club, www.wi-buck-bear.org

Non-Typical Whitetails — Bow
Hunter County Score
Brian Korfmacher Dane 211 2/8
Adam Hupf Dodge 210 4/8
Blaine Marion Chippewa 208 7/8
Timothy Robinson Jackson 206 4/8
William Malm Waupaca 203 3/8
Daniel Braun Buffalo 200 4/8
Kim Acker Milwaukee 199 1/8
Jerad Peak Crawford 197 2/8
Patrick Schuh Dunn 196 7/8
Michael Kroll Shawano 196 3/8
Source: Wisconsin Buck & Bear Club, www.wi-buck-bear.org

Typical Whitetails — Gun
Hunter County Score
Joel Krautkramer Kewaunee 181 1/8
Patrick Cowan Juneau 177 2/8
D. & C. Arvold Polk 176 1/8
Mark Falkner Washington 175 6/8
Justin Morrissey St. Croix 175 3/8
Nathan Dregney Eau Claire 171 6/8
Jim Harrie Monroe 171 3/8
Curt Theisen Dunn 171 2/8
John Boland Crawford 170 5/8
Jeffery Heffernon Bayfield 169 0/8
Source: Wisconsin Buck & Bear Club, www.wi-buck-bear.org


Non-Typical Whitetails — Gun
Hunter County Score
Kyle Slama Marquette 229 3/8
Kris Graff Jackson 216 7/8
Adam Mentink Sheboygan 212 4/8
Dennis Rhead Dunn 212 1/8
Timothy Peterson LaCrosse 210 4/8
Rick Ingalls Vernon 209 6/8
Hunter Ettcheson Sawyer 208 4/8
Ryan A. Krueger Green 204 4/8
Michael Wiedmeyer Washington 199 3/8
David Holmes Oconto 198 1/8

Source: Wisconsin Buck & Bear Club, www.wi-buck-bear.org

About this series:

Data for this article was compiled with assistance from Boone and Crockett Club’s online trophy database, and from the Wisconsin Buck & Bear Club’s Director of Records. For more on B&C’s Trophy Search or its 13th edition of the Records of North American Big Game, visit www.booneandcrockettclub.com or call (406) 542-1888. For more on the Buck & Bear Club, including its 500-page trophy records book and the 2011 Whitetail Classic magazine, visit www.wi-buck-bear.org.

Top 5 Boone & Crockett record-book entries by state:

Typicals (since 2000)
1. Wisconsin, 440
2. Illinois, 315
3. Kentucky, 264
4. Ohio, 241
5. Iowa, 227

Non-typicals (since 2000)
1. Illinois, 284
2. Iowa, 191
3. Wisconsin, 166
4. Ohio, 151
5. Missouri, 145
Source: Boone & Crockett Club’s Trophy
Search; www.booneandcrockettclub.com.

Most B&C typicals
by county since ‘00
1. Buffalo, 41
2. Trempealeau, 23
3. Sauk, 16
4 (tie). Pierce, 15
Shawano, 15
Waupaca, 15
7. Grant, 13
8 (tie). Chippewa, 12
Dunn, 12
Richland, 12
11 (tie). Outagamie, 11
Pepin, 11
13. Polk, 10

Most B&C non-typicals
by county since 2000
1. Buffalo, 12
2 (tie). Crawford, 9
Waupaca, 9
4. Grant, 8
5. Sauk, 7
6 (tie). Dodge, 6
Shawano, 6
8 (tie). Columbia, 5
Iowa, 5
Jackson, 5
Vernon, 5

Source: Boone & Crockett Club’s Trophy
Search; www.booneandcrockettclub.com.

Buffalo’s Top Typicals of 2010:

Hunter/Owner Score Class Pts.
Klint Reinhardt 180 6/8 Bow 11
Christopher Michels 174 0/8 Gun 11
Jim Burrington 173 0/8 Bow 11
Jeff Jones 172 2/8 Bow 13
Schank Farms 171 2/8 Found 10
Dave Fredrickson 171 1/8 Bow 12
Brady Blaschko 166 3/8 Gun 10
Thad Pool 165 1/8 Bow 10
Michael Timm 163 1/8 Gun 10
Ryan Vollmer 161 7/8 Bow 12

Sources: www.wi-buck-bear.org and www.deerinfo.com


Buffalo’s Top Non-Typicals, 2010
Hunter/Owner Score Class Pts.
Daniel Braun 200 4/8 Bow 21
Dale Johnson 196 7/8 Gun 15
James Mayer 174 1/8 Gun 16
Chad Rumpel 173 4/8 Gun 13
Matt Buchan 158 0/8 Bow 14

Source: Wisconsin Buck & Bear Club, www.wi-buck-bear.org

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Read the first and second parts of this series on Buffalo County.

No. 1 in North America

Book bucks can be entered with record-keeping organizations at any time of year — and aren’t always immediately added to a database — so quoted figures can be a moving target.

That said, Buffalo County is No. 1 in North America since 2000 with at least 41 typical B&C qualifiers, and tied for third with a dozen or more non-typical B&C bucks.

Wisconsin led with at least 65 typicals last year, nearly as many as Indiana (25), Kentucky (25) and Minnesota or Ohio (each 23) combined.

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More than half of Wisconsin’s 72 counties produced record-book typicals in 2010, double the number just two years earlier. Buffalo led the way with six, and neighboring Trempealeau had five. Twenty Wisconsin counties produced B&C non-typicals, including Buffalo.

More than half of the state’s all-time B&C typical entries — 440 of 864 Badger monster typicals on the books — have been taken since 2000, at least 108 of them in the past two years alone.

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Of the 355 Wisconsin non-typicals in the B&C records, 166 of them have been booked since 2000, 42 of them the past two seasons.

Ashley said the number of record-class bucks taken is even higher. He estimates that at least 10 percent don’t get entered. Many hunters take advantage of free measuring, then decide not to spend the $10 to enter their trophy in the Buck and Bear Club’s records book.

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There’s even a 209 7/8-inch muzzleloader buck that hasn’t been entered, Ashley said. It would cost the hunter $10 to include the buck in the state book, $25 for the Longhunter Society (muzzleloader) book and $40 for Boone and Crockett.
The money might be an issue for some, but there are always a few hunters who don’t want to enter their deer for a variety of reasons. Some say they don’t want to draw attention to their hunt area; others don’t want hunting to feel like a competition, but are still curious what their buck scores.

Wisconsin's Top Typicals

If there ever was a “perfect 10,” James Jordan’s 206 1/8-inch 10-pointer shot in Burnett County in 1914 was it. The incredible rack had just 3 2/8 inches in deductions, and was a world record until Milo Hanson shot a 14-point, 213 5/8 inch buck in Saskatchewan in 1993. The Jordan Buck is still No. 1 in the United States, and No. 2 all-time in the world.

Keith Brossard’s 197 6/8 17-pointer taken in Kenosha County in 1999 is Wisconsin’s second biggest typical, followed by Joe Haske’s 197 5/8 Wood County 15-pointer shot in 1945.

In the No. 4 spot is a Vilas County 14-pointer scoring 193 2/8, shot in 1913 by Clark Gallup. Fifth place goes to a 191 7/8 Waukesha County 12-pointer taken by Kenneth Lange in 1979.

The next five positions are held by a 191 3/8 Vilas County 11-pointer shot in 1910 by Robert Hunter; a 189 7/8 Trempealeau County 15-pointer taken in 1959 by Emil Stelmach; an 11-point Green County pickup (2007); a 17-point Douglas County giant shot by Brian Lawler that grossed 228 1/8 and netted 189 1/8 (1946); and an 11-pointer from Crawford County taken in 1995 by Eli Randall.

All 10 of those bucks were taken with firearms.

The state record typical by an archer came last year, a 12-point Waushara County buck shot by Brian Inda. It scored 187 5/8, edging Barry Rose’s 2006 Dunn County 16-pointer that measured 187 2/8 (226 1/8 gross).

Fred Hoffman’s 17-point Langlade County buck (1994) and Ken Shane’s 15-pointer from Buffalo County (2000) both taped out at 186 5/8, tied for the third spot. James Ernst’s 13-point, 2005 trophy from Outagamie County rounds out the top five by archers. It scored 185 1/8.

Shane’s buck is the biggest typical ever taken in Buffalo County. It’s followed by William Remington’s 11-pointer from 2005 (184 1/8); Daniel Bernarde’s 183 7/8 12-pointer (2009); Lee Spittler’s 183 5/8 13-pointer (1953); and a pair of 183 1/8 bucks for Walter Sitka (2007, 13 points) and Mark Weber (2009, 10 points). All but Spittler’s were taken by archers.

Wisconsin's Top Non-Typicals

Did you see the 30-pointer? Elmer Gotz did, and his 1973 Buffalo County giant is the state’s largest non-typical at 253 inches.

Arnold Stalsberg’s 25-pointer from Vernon County in 1998 is No. 2 at 247 3/8, followed by Wayne Shumacher’s 29-point Fond du Lac County giant in 2009 that netted 243 6/8 — the largest taken by an archer in Wisconsin.

Rounding out the top five are James Paalman’s 25-point Waupaca County buck that taped out at 241 7/8 (2008) and a 20-pointer listed in the B&C records as “Wisconsin unknown” shot in 1940 that measured 241 3/8.

Buffalo County’s second biggest non-typical — and biggest by an archer — is Robert Decker’s 16-pointer from 2008 that scored 233 2/8. Brian Stenseth, held the county archery record for four years prior with a 23-pointer taken in 2004 that scored 229 2/8.

Paul Hofer’s 2003 24-pointer taped out at 224 7/8, and Glenn Lehman’s 1958 trophy, also a 24-pointer, was measured at 219 2/8 to round out the top five Buffalo non-typicals.

Outside the fence, it doesn’t seem likely that we’ll see a new world record whitetail non-typical any time soon, if ever. Consider that the top two — at 333 7/8 and 328 2/8 inches, from Missouri and Ohio, respectively — were found dead, one in 1981 and the other in 1940.

There is some hope, however. Five of the top 10 biggest non-typicals in history were shot in the past decade, including the largest ever by a hunter, a 38-pointer from Iowa in 2003 that scored 307 5/8.

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