The 30 point buck

Discussion in 'Homesteading Questions' started by Hoop, Nov 6, 2004.

  1. Hoop

    Hoop Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    799
    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2003
    Location:
    Northern Wisconsin
    [​IMG]

    This once in a lifetime nontypical white tail buck was taken by my dad back in 1958. The deer head was mounted and brought a lifetime of happiness.

    We always thought it was a 29 point buck until Boone & Crockett scored it sometime in the 60's. They confirmed it was a 30 pointer. It scored 232. I believe its the 4th largest non-typical ever taken with a gun in Wisconsin.

    Hope your hunt produces pleasing memories.
     
  2. seedspreader

    seedspreader AFKA ZealYouthGuy

    Messages:
    11,456
    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2004
    Location:
    NW Pa./NY Border.
    Great Pic and memory.
     

  3. Haggis

    Haggis MacCurmudgeon

    Messages:
    2,246
    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2004
    Location:
    Northeastern Minnesota
    Lots of way cool memories in that photo. Could that smile get any broader?
     
  4. Lilandra

    Lilandra talk little, listen much

    Messages:
    1,696
    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2004
    Location:
    IOWA
    a few years ago a neighbor got a very simular looking buck, I don't think it was as big but that rack was incredible... did your dad mount the rack?
    super cool pic!
     
  5. Cabin Fever

    Cabin Fever Life NRA Member since 1976 Supporter

    Messages:
    14,944
    Joined:
    May 10, 2002
    Location:
    Between Crosslake and Emily Minnesota
    Ya, dat's da turdy point buck, for sure!

    Your Papa looks like Ozzie (from the Ozzie and Harriet show, that is)
     
  6. tallpines

    tallpines Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    9,283
    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2003
    Location:
    A woods in Wisconsin
    What county was this from?
    Or near what city?
     
  7. Parsonrei1

    Parsonrei1 Member

    Messages:
    11
    Joined:
    May 10, 2002
    Location:
    East Central Alabama
    Wow! What a trophy! Say it again, Wow! Thanks for sharing the pic.
     
  8. bubbba

    bubbba Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    179
    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2004
    What a awsome animal. Your old man was a lucky guy that day :)
     
  9. Hoop

    Hoop Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    799
    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2003
    Location:
    Northern Wisconsin
    The buck was taken in Forest County south of Crandon, Wisconsin on my fathers own property.

    In 1958, it cost a whopping $35 to get the deer head mounted. Approx 10 years ago, he had it re-caped. He used to lend the deerhead out to a couple of bars in the 60's, and the cigarette smoke slightly discolored the original cape. No longer does the mount ever experience cigarette smoke.

    My father passed away in September at the age of 79. I can't begin to describe the long term happiness and joy this miracle of nature brought to him.
    It is in my stewardship, until my passing, whereupon the next generation of my family will be able to experience the bounty that nature bestows upon us.
     
  10. bgak47

    bgak47 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    936
    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2003
    Location:
    Oklahoma
    Hi Hoop. Not to take anything away from your Father's acomplishment: in 2003, a 15yr old black powder hunter in Indiana killed a buck that was rated at 38 non-typical points. I wish I knew how to post the pics. The fact that your Father's achievement lasted for 46yrs says a lot! I don't hunt for trophies, just for meat,but this young man's achievement is certainly notable. I understand that his Father has decided to Sell the pics to the highest bidder.
     
  11. boolandk

    boolandk Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    197
    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2003
    Location:
    WI
    Hoop - my DH swears he has seen that picture of your dad before. He's originally from Park Falls and used to hunt in Oxbo. He thinks he saw the picture hanging up in a local saloon.
     
  12. j.r. guerra in s. tx.

    j.r. guerra in s. tx. Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    678
    Joined:
    May 10, 2002
    Very nice picture - it is no guess why your father was so proud of that animal. Thanks for sharing it with us.