It was not that long ago that a new world record whitetail was announced, and now close on it heels we have a new world record archery mule deer. This really has been the year for record book bucks.
According to Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation, Dennis Bennett arrowed the deer of a lifetime in the Arm River area of Saskatchewan on 1 October 2018. The Non-Typical Mule Deer was green scored in October and scored 293 6/8, and became the Henry Kelsey provincial record. (Henry Kelsey and Pope & Young both use the Boone & Crockett scoring technique, with the difference being that Henry Kelsey uses the green score, whereas P&Y and B&C require a 60-day drying period.)
It was then panel scored after the 60 day drying period and confirmed as the World Record Archer Non-Typical mule deer. The buck scored a whopping 291 1/8 and will be entered into the Pope & Young record book this spring.
“Bennett’s Non-Typical Mule Deer entry now joins Milo Hanson’s Buck (White-tailed Deer) as another recognized world record harvested from Saskatchewan,” said Warren Howse, SWF Henry Kelsey Chair. “It is indicative of the quality of wildlife resources we cherish here in our province.”
“It was a pleasure to be part of the panel recognizing this beautiful non-typical mule deer from Saskatchewan as a new world record,” Eli Randall, Records Director for the Pope & Young Club, said of the buck, as per the Saskatoon StarPhoenix. “The pictures of this deer do not do it justice.”
Records keep falling who knows maybe the Hanson Buck or the Missouri Monarch will be the next to fall. We will probably have to wait till next season to find out. I can hardly wait.