These are some of the biggest deer ever harvested in Ohio.
Ohio has been keeping records of deer harvests since 1957. The Buckeye Big Buck Club created an online database for hunters to refer to.
These are the scores of the biggest deer ever harvested in Ohio, the hunters that harvested them, and how they did it.
|Brad Jerman||2004||Crossbow||201 1/8|
|William D Kontras||1986||Long Bow||201 1/8|
|Tim Reed||2004||Long Bow||198 3/8|
|John D Daugherty||2006||Modern Shotgun||193 1/8|
|Kenny Pickard||2006||Muzzleloader||192 3/8|
|Bill Frost||1994||Modern Shotgun||192 1/8|
|Lowell E Kinney||2000||Modern Shotgun||191 5/8|
|Clifton Rowe||1990||Modern Shotgun||191 3/8|
|Santo Fallo||2004||Muzzleloader||191 1/4|
|Brian Peters||2009||Crossbow||190 1/4|
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It’s cool to note that the top spot is occupied by two deer, one shot in 1986 with a long bow, and another with a crossbow 18 years later.
Something even more interesting was that the top three biggest bucks were all harvested with bows. This speaks to the skills that bow hunters have and proves that hunting with a bow and arrow isn’t necessarily a disadvantage.
Now that we’ve seen these records, we’re wondering when the next time a buck will hit the top 10 list will be. The last time a buck made the list was in 2009.
Information via Buckeye Big Buck Club