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Ohio Record Bucks Now in Searchable Database

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Search Ohio record bucks in one online spot.

It is now possible to easily search all Ohio record bucks thanks to a new database organized in collaboration between the Ohio Division of Wildlife and the Buckeye Big Buck Club.

The new online database allows hunters to search all of the Ohio record bucks recorded by the Buckeye Big Buck Club. Searches can be narrowed down among several parameters including weapon used, county, harvest year, and typical or non-typical deer.US-HUNTING-TEAM-mrec

The Buckeye Big Buck Club was formed in 1957 by Merrill C. Gilfillan, a former Division of Wildlife biologist. His idea was to bring quality trophy bucks harvested in Ohio to the public’s attention.

The club’s goals are to encourage trophy hunting by Ohio hunters, establish and maintain a permanent record of Ohio’s trophy deer taken in fair chase, foster wise management of this valuable resource, and promote a positive relationship among hunter and landowners, according to their website.

There are plenty of huge Ohio record bucks listed in the database to check out. The current deer holding down the number one overall typical buck spot in the state is a 201 1/8” monster harvested in 2004 in Warren County by hunter Brad Jerman using a crossbow.

The largest current non-typical amongst Ohio record bucks is the infamous Beatty Buck (pic below) which measures in at an astonishing 304 6/8”! The buck was harvested in 2000 by Michael Beatty in Greene County with a longbow and is also the Pope and Young world record non-typical buck.

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All of this information and more is available through a search of the easy-to-use database. It could help you to decide where to hunt if you want to become known as the hunter of one of the Ohio record bucks. In order to become a member of the Buckeye Big Buck Club, you must legally harvest a whitetail buck measuring at least 140” for a typical buck and at least 160” for a non-typical. More information on submitting your deer for consideration by the club can be found here.

The database will be updated on a yearly basis so you could soon see your name listed amongst all the other Ohio record bucks that have been harvested over the years. Check it out before you plan your next hunt. You can access the database here. Save it in your browser bookmarks for easier access!

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Ohio Record Bucks Now in Searchable Database