Meet The New World Record Non-Typical Whitetail Buck- Iowa's Walking World Record.
Could this be the new world record buck so many hunters have spent countless days in the field pursuing? The famous “Iowa Walking World Record Buck” was shot by 15-year old Tony Lovstuen who downed the buck with a muzzleloader late in September during a special youth hunting season. Tony was hunting on his family’s property in Southern Iowa with his Father when he encountered the massive buck believed to soon be the world record non-typical.
The Iowa Walking Record Buck, also known as the Albia Buck for the town it lived near had gained fame from pictures taken of it in years past posted on the Internet including video tape of the buck. Hunters from all over the country and for that matter the world attempted to get Iowa hunting tags just to hunt it the last few seasons.
The Lovstuen family has been getting calls from magazines and newspapers all over the United States wanting details and photos. The family isn’t releasing details of the hunt or photos of the deer as they negotiate with magazines and other hunting interests. Some of the first details and pictures of the monstrous buck will be published in the January issue of Iowa Game & Fish. Estimates on the dollar value of the rack range from $100,000 to $1,000,000.
Two Boone and Crocket judges scored the rack in October and gave it a green score of 3224/8 inches. The current record is 2956/8 for a hunter killed non-typical whitetail. No word if the rack has been measured after the mandatory 60 day drying period. One of the Boone and Crocket judges stated he felt certain the record would hold up after the waiting period.
There’s been no question of the legitimacy of the buck, but as with any trophy bagged there are numerous rumors floating around about the buck having a big brother, or Uncle. There’s little doubt over the years the buck was probably able to spread his seed throughout this area of Iowa.
The buck which first received so much attention after trail cam pictures of it showed up on the Internet had eight normal tines and 30 abnormal tines pointing in all directions. The image shown is believed to have been taken early this past summer.
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