Ask deer hunters which U.S. state bordering the Atlantic has produced the highest-scoring buck, and you might be surprised at how wrong most of them are. Maine might well get more mentions than any other state. And that’s understandable, because the Pine Tree State has had more than its share of trophy whitetails over the years. But the correct answer actually is another “M” state, this one quite a distance farther south: Maryland.
The Charles County mega-buck Billy Crutchfield took with his shotgun on the third after-noon of the 2006 season is not only the highest-scoring buck from any East Coast state, at 268 1/8 B&C points, but also is among the most impressive from anywhere. The rack has “only” 28 scorable points, which is an amazingly low number for such a high score. Any time a whitetail buck scoring over 240 or so averages at least 10 inches of score per antler point, he’s exceptional all over — and that’s certainly the case with this one.
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