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Buck Shot in Wisconsin Could Break World Record


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Buffalo County (WQOW) - A monster buck harvested right here in the Chippewa Valley has many wondering if it's a new world record.

Last Saturday, Bob Decker and his bow hunting partner Paul Olson headed out to the woods of Buffalo County for what they thought would be a typical day of deer hunting.

The field and stream buck has become some what of an Internet legend. The monster buck was filmed in Buffalo County last August and became a sensation among hunters after being posted on Field and Stream Magazine's website. And while headed out to their tree stands last Saturday, Decker and Olson couldn't help but joke about the mythical monster buck.

"We talked on the way down, we kind of kidded, maybe one of us will get the 'field and stream buck.'" 

Little did they know, the buck that many speculated to be a record breaker was closer than they thought. And Bob almost missed the opportunity that every big buck hunter dreams of.

"I was actually going to go to a different stand. And ultimately decided on this one because I was really tired, and it was a lot easier access to this particular stand."

After an uneventful morning, Bob says he saw the monster roam within range. He took his shot, got his hunting partner Paul and started tracking the deer.

"Right away out of his mouth he said I shot a monster. But he said it's not the field and stream buck, it's not a world record, but it's a big one."

But when they got up close...

"I walked up to it and I don't know if I was even touching it, when I said you shot the field and stream buck. (Then he tried to tackle me.)"

And that's when the media frenzy began, and further speculation that this buck could become the new world record.

"I sounds like it's going to come down whether some of these points are determined to be typical or not, but does it matter. (This is phenomenal.) It is what it is."

It will be a few weeks before we know for sure if the deer is a new world record, because the antlers need to dry for 60 days before they can be measured.

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