This gigantic buck may break the women's world record for a non-typical whitetail!
The hunting seasons may be young, but the giant bucks are already dropping. A 14-year-old girl's giant Kansas 40-pointer may simultaneously challenge the state record and the over 20-year-old world record for a non-typical whitetail buck taken by a female hunter.
The teenager's monster buck fell during the youth season. Werth hunted with her father all day September 5 before bagging the deer the next day.
There are not a whole lot of details on the hunt just yet, other than she took the buck with a rifle. We were also not surprised to learn the family has a history with the animal dating back a few years through trail camera photos on their property.
"When he stood up 25 yards away, I was in shock of his massive rack," Pasile told reporters.
In a crazy twist, this is not the teen's first brush with a Boone & Crockett class animal. She told the paper this was her fourth buck overall and that her previous best was a 12-pointer scoring 178 inches. Talk about a heck of a start to a hunting career!
It may be a tall order for Werth's massive buck to break the Kansas state record for a non-typical. The current record is 280 4/8 inches and another buck is waiting in the wings that may go over the 300-inch mark. The Werth buck still must go through a 60-day drying period before being officially scored.
While the deer may or may not break the state record, it has a very good chance of becoming the new world record for a non-typical whitetail taken by a female hunter. The largest recorded in the Boone & Crockett record books is the Jamie Remmers buck, a 34-point, 257 1/8-inch beast that has held the title since 1997. If the green score is even remotely close to the final net score, it will blow the record out of the water. That deer also came from Kansas.
There is almost no doubt this buck will be in the top five bucks ever killed by a female hunter. Second place to the Remmers bucks is the 253 3/8-inch Barb Brewer buck from Illionis, which coincidentally enough, was killed the same day as the Remmers bucks in 1997.
Regardless of where this buck lands in whitetail hunting history, congratulations to Paslie on her awesome harvest! We will keep an eye on this story as it develops this year and will bring you updates when a final net score is determined for the Werth buck here at Wide Open Spaces.