These incredible record shed antlers took years to be measured.
Bowhunting.com says when they finally were, owner Gary Reissmann had a new record with an official NASHC (North American Shed Hunters Club) score of 98 6/8”, three inches bigger than the previous world record for a five-point shed antler.
After a thoughtful Facebook post about the big bucks in the southwestern Wisconsin region by Reissmann, he received an anonymous message with a picture of the antler, the most impressive the shed collector had ever seen.
A few back and forth messages later, Reissmann found himself driving to Sheridan, Illinois. It was there that a man who obtained it from a delivery person, who bought it off a farmer after seeing it nailed to his barn, was waiting to sell it to Reissmann.
Hat tip to Bowhunting.com for this great story, and for bringing our attention to photos of the nicest naturally-detached antler we’ve ever laid eyes on.
We have to wonder, could that deer possibly still be roaming the wild? Or at least some of its offspring?
Images via Bowhunting.com