Okay, I'll admit it. I've been loosely following this story every since the controversy broke over whether or not the Boone & Crockett Club was going to name the Johnny King Buck the New World Record. Honestly, I could care less because I lost faith in the B&C Club many years ago. I think they've became just another good ole boys club and haven't represented the spirit under which the Club was founded for a long time now.
For those of you who were counting on the King Buck to be crowned the New Typical World Record, dethroning the Milo Hansen buck and bringing the Crown back to the U.S., well, you just got excited for nothing.
The head Honcho at the B&C, Jack Reneau, has come out and said that the right antler doesn't have a G3, but an abnormal G2. So the scored the huge Whitetail Buck as a Non-Typical, which means it will not be in contention for the top spot. Many experts believe Mr. Reneau is wrong. I happen to be among those who think he's wrong, but I'm not scoring expert. I'm just an Average Joe Deer Hunter who likes to look at big Buck Racks! I did learn how to rough score years ago, but I'm really not into what ever buck scores. But you take a look at the Buck -> here and tell me if you see a Non-Typical?
Again, I'm not an expert and I haven't handled the head gear, so my opinion is based solely on pictures. Which isn't much.
But this just goes back to why I'm not a B&C supporter any longer. In my opinion, there's little to no integrity left in the organization.
My only question is, why is this Reneau character so against this buck becoming the No 1 buck. Sure, he'd have to swallow his pride and say "I was wrong about the Johnny King Buck", but so what? He won't even let a panel decide on whether or not it's a Typical or Non-Typical. Makes you wonder why he's so dead set against his buck being scored as a Typical doesn't it? Wonder if he's kin to Milo Hansen?
But like I said above, at the end of the day, it really doesn't make a difference to me. Go ahead B&C, P&Y or Buckmasters, play your little "Record Book" games. The only record book that matters to me is in my head and heart and every Deer I kill makes that book!