Tory Pegg’s 31-point buck is new N.C. state record

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Wayne Cox (left), official Buckmasters Scorer, and Tory Pegg pose with Pegg's new state record 31-point nontypical rack.

Buckmasters officially scored Guilford County buck at 212 7/8

On Sept. 7, Tory Pegg of Kernersville, N.C. killed his all-time best buck ever with a 31-point monster in Guilford County. And the 31-pointer is getting another credible accolade. This one will long live in the N.C. record books and in the minds of sportsmen all over the state.

Since his day of hunting glory, Pegg met with Wayne Cox, official Buckmasters scorer, to get an accurate measurement of his non-typical giant. And after a careful and thorough examination, Cox’s scoresheet totaled 212 7/8 inches. According to Cox, this buck is North Carolina’s new state record in the irregular compound bow category of the Buckmasters Trophy Records Program.

Big buck is sure to be a hit at 2020 Dixie Deer Classic

This tremendous buck is also expected to take the top slot in the Non-typical Pope and Young category at the 2020 Dixie Deer Classic. The current record is Brent Mabry’s 176 7/8-inch Halifax County buck from 2006. While Pegg’s 212 7/8-inch measurement is considered a gross measurement, the net is expected to shatter Mabry’s deer by nearly 20 inches.

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Wayne Cox of Buckmasters officially scored Pegg’s buck at 212 7/8 inches, a new N.C. state record.

North Carolina is rising up in the ranks for deer trophies. It may be tough to topple the high-scoring beasts that come out of Ohio, Illinois, Kansas, and the other midwestern states. But North Carolina hunters are learning what quality deer management can do to their deer herd. And the results are coming in every year!   

Congrats to Tory Pegg with the new record buck he arrowed at 10 yards away from his tree stand. We’ll be sure to bring you an update in March from the 2020 Dixie Deer Classic.

Click here to read about the 2019 Dixie Deer Classic winners.

Jeff Burleson
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Jeff Burleson is a native of Lumberton, N.C., who lives in Myrtle Beach, S.C. He graduated from N.C. State University with a degree in fisheries and wildlife sciences and is a certified biologist and professional forester for Southern Palmetto Environmental Consulting.

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