Big Buck Shot in Ridgeway Wisconsin – Giant 8 Point with Droptines!

Wisconsin deer hunting is known for producing some truly giant bucks, both in terms of body size and antlers. This year, a giant main-frame 8 point buck was shot near the town of Ridgeway. The heavy-set buck has 8 normal points and 2 abnormal points, both of which are drop tines! One on each side. This is prime example of a monster whitetail buck that most hunters can only dream about. At this time, I don’t know who shot the deer, or who even commented on the deer, but here is what they had to say about this Ridgway beast of a buck:

Unknown Author: “Here’s the big 8 point buck shot while deer hunting in Wisconsin, longest tine is 17 inches. It’s already insured for $10,000.00 and in a vault. Rough estimate of the deer’s age by the DNR is 3 ½ years old, Boone and Crockett representative is scheduled to score the rack in about 40 days, buck shot on opening day. Trail camera pic’s started to show up after the buck was shot; no one talked about it prior to the kill (imagine that).

I work with Tom (at Lands End), after he shot it he said he couldn’t hardly talk without stammering like an idiot, he thought he only won the Lands End buck contest $60.00, until somebody offered him $2000.00 and a new rifle at the registration station. The drop tine is longer than a roll of paper towels (about 13-14 inches) and the buck died with its head upright, the drop tine stuck in the ground holding the buck’s head up as though it was still alive and not dead. That kinda freaked Tom out until he realized it was truly dead.

The big buck was shot with a 270. He’s been fielding calls nationwide concerning the buck, somebody took a photo of the buck hanging out of his Saturn when he was en-route to the registration station (found out his name and address from his license plate). Tom said it took four guys to load the thing into his Saturn; he had to call for help.

The buck was shot on private land near Ridgeway. Ironically, the land is for sale now. Tom had it at the taxidermy shop for a couple of days; it is an amazing rack of a lifetime.

Green Scored 201 and has 17″ G2s. Scored 180 net as a typical 8 which is 2 inches shy of the world record. Shot just south of Ridgeway, Wisconsin.”

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