Heinz Naef, a Swiss hunter from Yukon River, Yukon Territory, earned the world record for the largest Alaskan-Yukon moose antlers from a beast he shot and killed last week while hunting for winter meat.
Naef fell the gigantic moose from 35 yards away with open sights using a 303 British rifle, a weapon seldom used by modern hunters.
The Boone and Crockett Club, the official scoring system for North American big game trophies, measured the enormous moose antlers at 263 1/8 inches.
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The previous world record of 261 5/8 inches taken in 1994 by John Crouse in Fortymile River, AK.
The antlers will be panel scored for verification in Reno, NV in January 2014.
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