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Went hiking today in search of an albino buck I've seen lately. It's right by our church and sometimes at night I see the albino come out with his big rack still growing and covered in white velvet. Whenever I get a decent pic of him (I am trying) I will post that here too.

But anyway, I didn't see the albino today but I found my biggest antler set yet - not sheds this time (although I found 2 sheds a couple days ago) but a whole skull this time.

I first saw some bones, and I always look around for a skull when I find bones just in case there's one with antlers attached. I've found a couple in the past but with microscopic antlers. Not this time...10 feet away from most of the bones, the skull was lying there with these massive antlers. I scored them at 166" not including the inside spread (buckmasters scoring system). Not an expert with scoring so give or take a few inches.

This has to be the best rack I'll find in a long time around here. Average size antlers around here aren't half this big.

Pic attached and video linked so you can see it from different angles...
YouTube - Huge 160" non-typical Whitetail antlers, whole skull
 

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Thanks, no I never saw him alive, in fact I didn't start seeing deer frequently around our church until the past few weeks. Either I just wasn't observant or they only recently started venturing out into more open area. But this is the 2nd non typical rack I have found in the same area (the other was a matching set of sheds 110") and in fact the second NT I have ever found.
 

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ronn - it was in the woods, the antlers have just a little green in some areas, not enough to make it look bad though, and the skull and other bones were unusually white. prolly died during the winter.

onehorse - unfortunately no, it's illegal to kill or posses albino deer in Tennessee. a little disappointed in that...he's got a big rack too. Oh well...just for watching and photographing I guess. I'll have to try and rattle him in during the rut for photography rather than actual hunting (btw I haven't been deer hunting yet, hopefully will this fall)

and thanks hunting man
 
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