Virginia hunter’s Illinois non-typical is new world record

Virginia hunter Luke Brewster's 320 5/8-inch Illinois archery non-typical buck is the largest buck ever killed in North America. (Jeff Phillips photo)

Rack was officially scored at 2019 Archery Trade Asssociation show

In what is being described as nothing less than a huge earthquake in the deer hunting world, the much-anticipated 60-day entry score of Luke Brewster’s massive Illinois non-typical whitetail was officially announced today at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, site of the 2019 Archery Trade Association trade show.

In a 10 a.m. gathering at the Outdoor Sportsman Group booth, the carefully guarded secret was made public by Brewster, North American Whitetail magazine editor Gordon Whittington, and NAW associate editor Haynes Shelton. The stunning numbers of the Nov. 2018 bow killed buck raised eyebrows everywhere as the Brewster Buck quickly became the talk of Day One at the ATA Show.

Whittington, who first learned of the Brewster buck as he hunted and filmed an episode of NAW TV for Sportsman Channel, said that’s very understandable when you consider the massive rack of Brewster’s mindboggling buck.

“Within 28 hours of the buck’s harvest, I was shown field photos of Luke with the deer,” said Whittington. “My immediate reaction was, ‘That really looks like a new world record.’ Nothing happening since then caused me to waver from my initial reaction. Of course, until a rack is officially measured you can’t be sure what the tape will say, but this rack scores as big as it looks.”

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