UPDATED ON: May 1st, 2015
Wisconsin has a new record typical whitetail in the record books. The deer, taken on Nov. 6 by bowhunter Dusty Gerrits of Waupun is being recognized as the new state record. After being measured by a panel of certified scorers, three Boone and Crockett Club measurers (Mark Miller of Fond du Lac, Stan Zirbel of Green Leaf and Pat Gauthier of Suring), one Pope & Young measurer (Randy Marlatt of Crivitz) and two Wisconsin Buck and Bear Club measurers (Marty Krumrei of Green Bay and Patrick Gauthier Jr. of Suring), the deer’s rack came in at 189 3/8 inches. Fond du Lac county is the location of the kill and the buck carried 12 points with two “stickers.” The gross score was 200 1/8 inches. The Gerrit buck surpasses the buck taken in 2010 by Brian Inda near Wild Rose by 1 6/8 inches.
Story courtesy of Journal Sentinel outdoors editor Paul A. Smith. Photos courtesy of Mark Miller.
As a result, Fond du Lac County now boasts the top Wisconsin archery bucks in the typical and non-typical categories. A 30-point buck, the Wayne Schumacher buck, was taken near Eldorado by on Sept. 20, 2009 and still holds the non-typical record of 243 6/8 inches.