Tennessee man snags 47-point buck; Could break records

(Photo Courtesy/TWRA)
(Photo Courtesy/TWRA)

GALLATIN, Tenn. (WKRN) – A 26-year-old man from Gallatin had the hunt of a lifetime earlier this week, snagging a 47-point buck.

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency says Stephen Tucker was hunting with a muzzleloader in Sumner County when he bagged the deer.

It has a unique set of antlers with 47 points totaling more than 300 inches in length.

“I’ve been blessed,” Tucker told News 2 by phone Thursday. “I’m very fortunate to accomplish that. It’s been pretty cool.”

Because the buck’s rack was so unique, Dale Grandstaff, a captain with the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, measured it using Boone & Crockett Club requirements for non-typical racks.

The deer had a gross (green) score of 313 2/8ths inches. However, after subtracting deductions for reasons defined by Boone & Crockett, Capt. Grandstaff determined that the buck has a net (green) score of 308 3/8ths inches.

“When I first saw the buck, I thought this is going to be a state record for sure because it had about the same number of points as our standing record, but it surprised me when I measured it and it went above 300 inches,” said Captain Grandstaff. “That is something you just don’t ever expect to measure as a certified scorer.”

Taken in Iowa, the current world record buck is 307 5/8ths inches.