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Timothy J. Beck 2012
New Indiana State Record Non-typical
March 13, 2013

A buck taken this past season has been entered and accepted at 305-7/8 B&C making it the largest from Indiana, the fourth largest in history, and the second largest taken by a hunter.

Timothy J. Beck tagged this buck on November 17, 2012 while hunting Huntington County, IN.

The #1 and #2 Boone and Crockett non-typical whitetails were both found dead and entered as pick ups - 333-7/8 from Missouri (1981), and 328-2/8 from Ohio (1940). The third largest non-typical and largest hunter-taken is a buck from Iowa taken by Tony W. Lovstuen in 2003 that scores 307-5/8.

Indiana deer were extirpated by the 1930s. Restoration efforts, led and funded by hunters, began by relocating deer from source herds in Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania and North Carolina. Protective law enforcement, habitat enhancement and other measures followed. Thanks to early and ongoing conservation and management practices, deer populations grew until the 1980s, when overall population carrying capacity numbers were reached, then stabilized largely through expanded doe harvest.

Prior to 1970, Boone and Crockett-class trophies were virtually unheard-of in Indiana. By 1990, eight trophies per year were being entered into the Club’s records. By 2000, trophy entries had grown to 23 per year. By 2010, the number had swelled to 41 per year.

 



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