Johhny King Buck Finally to See Boone and Crockett Panel

By Hunting NetworkAugust 31, 2012

LAST UPDATED: May 1st, 2015


In what a saga that rivals that of many Hollywood break ups, it appears that the Johnny King buck is finally going to get it’s due.  In a story that’s been in development for over 6 years, it looks like this buck will officially make the record books soon. 

Johnny King Buck
The Johnny King Buck made it’s way to the booth during the 2012 Wisconsin Deer & Turkey Expo.  Here you can clearly see the famous G2 and G3 tines that have kept this deer from being the largest typical of all time.

Johnny King killed the famous, giant, clean 12 pointer (no non-typical points) more than 6 years ago with his 30-30 rifle while hunting on his family’s property in western Wisconsin.  It is believed that the massive buck will gross more than 220 inches, and may net more than the current world record Milo Hanson buck that scores 213 5/8″ Boone & Crockett.  However, that is only if the G2 and G3 on the buck’s right side are not deemed to share a common base.  Ironically, both monster bucks were harvested when the hunters were putting on deer drives.

The Johnny King buck will be scored as a typical, and we at Hunting Network are anxious to hear and see the results.  What do you think the buck will score?  Do you think the buck’s owner is just fishing for attention and money, or that the King Buck is truly the largest of all time?  Do you think B&C will reverse it’s decision on the King Buck or is this new panel scoring only for show? 

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