The heaviest buck ever killed was shot by a hunter in Minnesota.

There was a day not too long ago when deer hunters in North America were surprised by big bucks.

Pig weight is a badge of honor for hunters in the Northeast, Upper Great Lakes and Canada.

Lee Lakosky shot a buck called ‘Gnarls Barkely’ a few years ago.

This deer tipped the scales at about 300 pounds on the hoof.

(Photo: Lee and Tiffany Lakosky of The Crush TV)

#1 The Hardest Buck Ever Shot: The Annett Buck, 1977

From what we can gather, the largest whitetail was killed by a bow hunter, John Annett of Ontario, in 1977.

The deer weighed 431 pounds on government-certified scales.

That gave him a live weight of over 540 pounds.

#2 The Heaviest Buck Shot: The Lenander Buck, 1926

The second hole appears to be a 402-pound Minnesota buck killed by Carl Lenander Jr. in 1926.

Conservation officials estimate the live weight at 511 pounds.

This great shot was shot near Gaspe Quebec in the fall of 2005.

He weighs 260 pounds, and is close to 300 pounds.

#3 Heaviest Buck Shot: The Hinckley Buck, 1955

The third place to find a Maine buck was killed by Horace R.

Hinckley reportedly spent three days trying to find a scale that would fit his budget.

With a Maine Sealer of Weights available, the tank tipped the scales at 355 pounds, giving it a live weight of 451 pounds.

Horace Hinckley Buck from Maine, 1955.

#4 The Heaviest Buck Ever Shot: The John Doe Buck, 1938

The fourth place goes to a 321-pound buck that was killed in Bayfield County, Wisconsin, in 1938.

We don’t know the name of the hunter, but the weight is confirmed.

The fifth stage should go to a key that was killed in New York in 1946.

This deer weighs 291 pounds.

Don’t forget the 1907 and 1924 Bucks

However, those weights are not guaranteed.

That list includes a 1907 Wisconsin buck said to be 437 pounds dressed, and a 1924 Wisconsin buck that weighed 386 pounds.

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