Tennessee hunter's 47-point buck likely a state record

Posted at 8:30 PM, Nov 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-11 12:52:41-05

A hunter in Tennessee bagged what could be a record-breaking hunt with a 47-point buck on Tuesday.

According to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, Stephen Tucker, 26, of Gallatin, Tenn., killed the white-tailed deer while muzzle loader hunting in Sumner County.

The deer's set of antlers had 47 points and were more than 300 inches long - 312 2/8ths inches to be exact.

“When I first saw the buck, I thought this is going to be a state record for sure because it had about the same number of points as our standing record, but it surprised me when I measured it and it went above 300 inches,” said Capt. Dale Grandstaff with TWRA. “That is something you just don’t ever expect to measure as a certified scorer."

The current world record, out of Iowa, is a at 307 5/8ths inches. Even if the measurements from Tucker's buck are accurate, there is a chance that a required 60-day drying period for the antlers could shrink that length below world-record status.

Click here for all the details from the TWRA.