Record Deer: Top 5 Non-Typical Bucks from the Southeast

By author of Brow Tines and Backstrap

Can You Name All Five of These Whitetails?

The Southeast is loaded with deer hunters. From Kentucky to Florida and Texas to Virginia, there are a lot of us. And a lot of big deer have fallen throughout the years in these southern states, too. Check out the following five deer: the largest non-typical whitetails ever to come out of the Southeast region.

Editor’s Note: Only bucks registered in the Boone and Crockett records were considered for this article.

The Tucker Buck

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1 | The Tucker Buck

This deer has dominated the recent news, as it should. Forget about the 312-inch score for a minute. It’s the largest whitetail ever taken by a hunter. That’s reason enough to be talked about so much. Stephen Tucker made a great accomplishment when he brought down this giant whitetail. Interestingly enough, this buck really is a one-of-a-kind. Compared to the other bucks on this list, it doesn’t exhibit the mass, spread, tine length or beam length as the rest do. The sheer number of abnormal points is what got this deer there. Truly an incredibly rare representation of the species.

Score: 312 inches

Hunter: Stephen L. Tucker

Location: Sumner County, Tennessee

Date: 2016

Region Rank: No. 1

Overall Rank: No. 3

Photo credit: Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency

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The Fulton Buck

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2 | The Fulton Buck

The Fulton buck, the famous 1995 buck that came out of Mississippi, mostly resembles a rack comprised of two baseball bats with beach balls on the end of them. Seriously though, this buck has main beams with giant clusters of points on the ends. It truly is a unique buck. This buck, coming in at No. 2, is yet another legend in the whitetail world. It’s a part of a long list of whitetails that deserves our recognition and respect. It’s not about us. It’s not about the hunters. It’s about the whitetails. The resource. And these whitetails are the most incredible of their kind to ever walk this earth.

Score: 295 6/8 inches

Hunter: Tony Fulton

Location: Winston County, Mississippi

Date: 1995

Region Rank: No. 2

Overall Rank: No. 7

Photo credit: Boone and Crockett Club

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The Texas Buck

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3 | The Texas Buck

You don’t need to look at the kill date to know this one was taken a really long time ago. It’s been around. In fact, it was taken in 1892 by an unknown hunter. Pretty incredible. This buck has a lot of character. It closely resembles the No. 1 Missouri and No. 2 Ohio bucks, too.

Score: 284 3/8 inches

Hunter: Unknown

Location: McCulloch County, Texas

Date: 1892

Region Rank: No. 3

Overall Rank: No. 13

Photo credit: Boone and Crockett Club

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The McMurray Buck

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4 | The McMurray Buck

You don’t hear much about Louisiana deer hunting. But they have some big bucks. The fourth largest on this list, the McMurray buck, calls it home. This incredible buck has points going every which way and sports impressive mass and tine length, too. This buck has it all.

Score: 281 6/8 inches

Hunter: James McMurray

Location: Tensas Parish, Louisiana

Date: 1994

Region Rank: No. 4

Overall Rank: No. 17

Photo credit: Boone and Crockett Club

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The Other Texas Buck

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5 | The Other Texas Buck

This buck’s antler size will fool you. It looks big, but it doesn’t look 272 inches big. It is, though. And the ginormous drop tines are what get it there. It has pretty darn impressive mass and tine length, too, though. Between this buck and the McCulloch County buck in the No. 3 spot, that’s proof enough that Texas has historically been a big producer in the South.

Score: 272 inches

Hunter: Picked Up

Location: Junction, Texas

Date: 1925

Region Rank: No. 5

Overall Rank: No. 29

Photo credit: Boone and Crockett Club

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Want to See More Record Deer Data?

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6 | Want to See More Record Deer Data?

Don’t be shy. Check out the links below to see more record white-tailed bucks by region. See where the best of the best came from. These are legendary whitetails.

The Northeast Region

Record Deer: Top 5 Typical Bucks from the Northeast

Record Deer: Top 5 Non-Typical Bucks from the Northeast

The Southeast Region

Record Deer: Top 5 Typical Bucks from the Southeast

Record Deer: Top 5 Non-Typical Bucks from the Southeast

The Midwest Region

Record Deer: Top 5 Typical Bucks from the Midwest

Record Deer: Top 5 Non-Typical Bucks from the Midwest

The West Region

Record Deer: Top 5 Typical Bucks from the West

Record Deer: Top 5 Non-Typical Bucks from the West

Photo Credit: Shutterstock/Abbie

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