Biggest Maine Buck 2019

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I never saw the Maine Sportsman issue that reports on the patch bucks for the most recent season. Anyone know what the biggest weighed and where it was supposedly taken? Thank you
 

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I never saw the Maine Sportsman issue that reports on the patch bucks for the most recent season. Anyone know what the biggest weighed and where it was supposedly taken? Thank you
The heaviest was 255 lbs, shot in Allagash on 11/23. Number 10 was 245.6 lbs shot in Madrid on 11/16. I was surprised that the weights weren't heavier.
 

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Story of 2018's Biggest

 

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That 300# is a real nice looking buck, but tough to tell it from a 220, or 250, from the pictures. Just a little longer and a little thicker gives it the extra pounds. Would be interesting to see it hanging next to a 220 or 250.

P.S. The more I look at the picture the thicker and blockier that buck looks.
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In 1986 I shot a 247 lb. buck , I don't think it made the top 50.
That is a great buck

I was thinking. Every year you hear about huge bucks, people shooting, shooting at, or seeing. This year was oddly quiet. I know they are out there.
 

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I’m guessing that is a product of the deer yards at that point? Was that prior to the mass cutoff of the yards?
I hunted Russell Mtn/5th St John area in ‘86. Logging was 24 hours to get ahead of Spruce Budworm. Some serious clearcuts. Large areas you can’t see 10 yards now you could see forever. There was a huge snowstorm second or third week (can’t remember which) that may have contributed to more big bucks falling to hunters. Plus there were more deer around then.
 

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The buck I got on Thanksgiving this year was a long deer. He looked so heavy laying on snow. Two of the guys I hunt with swore he would go at least 225. He ended up tipping the scales at 212. He ended up having hardly any fat on him. I can't imagine what he would have weighed on November 1st.

I'd love to see harvest dates on some of these heaviest bucks. I'm sure 3 weeks can make a big difference in what they weigh.
 

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I imported the big buck list into Access and ran some queries. I found the results interesting.

NUMBER OF 200
WEEK / SEASON# BUCKSAVERAGE WEIGHT
ARCHERY (10/5/19 - 11/1/2019)
17​
210.74​
FIREARMS (11/2/19 - 11/9/2019)
185​
212.61​
FIREARMS (11/10/19 - 11/16/2019)
138​
213.83​
FIREARMS (11/17/2019 - 11/23/2019)
95​
213.01​
FIREARMS (11/24/2019 - 11/30/2019)
52​
210.43​
MUZZLE (12/2/2019 - 12/14/2019)
7​
204.86​
UNKNOWN HARVEST DATES
3​
217.33​
TOTAL
497​
 
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