Record Deer: Top 5 Typical Bucks from the Northeast

By author of Brow Tines and Backstrap

Can You Name All Five of These Whitetails?

Northeasterners are some rabid deer hunters. They love the outdoors. And I don’t blame them. It’s a heralded tradition. And some fine bucks have come out of that region. Click through the gallery below to view the top five typical whitetails to ever come from there.

Editor’s Note: Only bucks registered in the Boone and Crockett records were considered for this article. Bucks from the United States and Canada were included in the ranking process.

The Luckey Buck

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1 | The Luckey Buck

The buck might not have been so lucky, but Roosevelt Luckey sure was. Taken in 1939, Luckey killed this near-200-inch brute in Alleghany County, New York. Talk about big deer — this buck is just that. And from the looks of that smile, I’d say he was happy about taking it.

Score: 198 3/8 inches

Hunter: Roosevelt Luckey

Location: Alleghany County, New York

Date: 1939

Region Rank: No. 1

Overall Rank: No. 29

Photo credit: Boone and Crockett Club

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The Ontario Buck

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2 | The Ontario Buck

Ontario is another unsung destination in Canada. Alberta gets all of the attention — but this 194 2/8-inch buck found dead in 2003 is proof that big deer live there. It ranks No. 2 in the region and No. 63 overall. This buck has it all.

Score: 194 2/8 inches

Hunter: Picked Up

Location: Kenora, Ontario

Date: 2003

Region Rank: No. 2

Overall Rank: No. 63

Photo credit: Bill Konway

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The Miller Buck

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3 | The Miller Buck

Maryland might just be the biggest sleeper state for whitetails — anywhere. This northeastern state has big deer and lots of them. Taken by Kevin Miller in 2003, this 194-inch deer came out of Kent County. And it’s still king in this often-overlooked state today.

Score: 194 inches

Hunter: Kevin Miller

Location: Kent County, Maryland

Date: 2003

Region Rank: No. 3

Overall Rank: No. 68

Photo credit: Bill Konway

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The Boyle Buck

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4 | The Boyle Buck

More from Nova Scotia. (As if Ol’ MacDonald hadn’t made enough noise for the province already in the non-typical category.) This time it’s a buck taken by Kevin Boyle in Antigonish County in 1987. It ranks 70th overall.

Score: 193 6/8 inches

Hunter: Kevin Boyle

Location: Antigonish County, Nova Scotia

Date: 1987

Region Rank: No. 4

Overall Rank: No. 70

Photo credit: Bill Konway

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The Sovinski Buck

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5 | The Sovinski Buck

The final buck to round out our top five for the northeastern region is a 193 3/8-inch buck from Franklin County, Massachusetts. That’s right, northeastern America hunters don’t let the Canadians have all of the fun. We hold our own.

Score: 193 3/8 inches

Hunter: Kajetan Sovinski

Location: Franklin County, Massachusetts

Date: 2002

Region Rank: No. 5

Overall Rank: No. 74

Photo credit: Bill Konway

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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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