A buck harvested in Sumner County has taken yet another step on its way to becoming an official world record for a non-typical deer rack.
Justin Spring, an official from the Boone and Crockett headquarters in Missoula, Mont., because of the potential historical importance of the scoring, went to Nashville to help review the process on Monday. Officials spent most of the day scoring the 47-point buck tabbed the “Tennessee Tucker Buck” at the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency’s Region II Building. The buck was harvested by 26-year-old Gallatin resident Stephen Tucker.
In Monday’s tabulation, the deer rack scored 312 0/8 after being scored 312 3/8 in its initial tabulation on Jan. 9. Last month’s scoring was held after 60 days had passed since the original “wet” score indicated that the buck was a potential world record.
If it stands, the score will break previous mark of 307 5/8 set by then 15-year old Tony Lovsteun in Albia, Iowa. Boone & Crockett will score the rack one more time when its membership meets for its awards banquet in 2019. Until then, Mr. Tucker will own the pending record for the highest scored deer rack taken by a hunter.
Mr. Tucker made his harvest from about 40 yards. It came on land that his family has farm for 40 years.