Tight Spot Quivers
Hole in the Horn Buck, Kent Ohio
Whitetail Deer
Contributors to this thread:
Zbone 17-Dec-19
Dale06 17-Dec-19
Dale06 17-Dec-19
So467 17-Dec-19
Sawpilot75 17-Dec-19
TrapperKayak 17-Dec-19
Zbone 17-Dec-19
JTV 17-Dec-19
JTV 17-Dec-19
JTV 17-Dec-19
JTV 17-Dec-19
Paul@thefort 17-Dec-19
Bucks-n-Bows 18-Dec-19
Paul@thefort 18-Dec-19
Boris 18-Dec-19
Zbone 18-Dec-19
DonVathome 18-Dec-19
Zbone 18-Dec-19
Zbone 18-Dec-19
Zbone 18-Dec-19
Zbone 18-Dec-19
TrapperKayak 19-Dec-19
From: Zbone
17-Dec-19

Zbone's embedded Photo
Zbone's embedded Photo
Thought some might get a kick out of this - I was in downtown Kent Ohio today and stopped by the Kent Canadian Club were the Hole in the Horn buck rack hung in the bar for 40 years... They even had it's image etched in the front window...8^)

From: Dale06
17-Dec-19
That’s nice.

From: Dale06
17-Dec-19
That’s nice.

From: So467
17-Dec-19
A good friend of mine has a reproduction of this deer. When I hunted with him in 2010 I held the mount was very cool to hold a piece of history like that.

From: Sawpilot75
17-Dec-19
I remember that. Was Dick Idol the one who purchased if from there?

From: TrapperKayak
17-Dec-19
Where is it now?

From: Zbone
17-Dec-19
Yeah, I think it was Dick Idol that bought it, but if I remember right there was a "thing" about with who's money he bought it with, and I think the magazine now has it, but don't quote me on that...

If I remember right I think he got it for around 10 grand, maybe somebody in the know could tell us...

BTW, wonder what ever happened to Dick Idol?

From: JTV
17-Dec-19
Ive got a few of his vhs vids from back in the day ... the buck was found next to train tracks I believe, the hole from a fence or a .22, something like that

From: JTV
17-Dec-19

JTV's Link
he is still around ........ https://dickidolgallery.com/work/dick-idol/

From: JTV
17-Dec-19

JTV's Link
https://www.dickidolfurniture.com/dick-idol

From: JTV
17-Dec-19
The Hole in the Horn buck was found dead along a railroad in Kent, Ohio in 1940. The buck was discovered by a group of railroad workers who had noticed the dead animal stuck under a nearby chain-link fence of the Ravenna Arsenal. The group of men freed the massive set of antlers. A shoulder mount of the buck was made by a local taxidermist and hung in the nearby Kent Canadian Club. It hung on the wall of the private hunting club for the next 40 years.[2]

The world-record class mount was virtually anonymous to the public and had never been officially scored until 1983. The antlers were scored for the first time on August 27, 1983 by Phil Wright, chairman of the Boone & Crockett Scoring Committee. The initial score came out to be 342 3/8 non-typical points. Based upon the initial score, North American Whitetail Magazine declared the buck as the new world-record in the December 1983 issue of their magazine.[3]

In 1986, the Hole in the Horn buck was re-measured by a judges’ panel of official Boone & Crockett scorers. The panel submitted a final score of 328 2/8, which placed it as the number two overall non-typical white-tailed deer, falling just short of the 333 7/8 measurement of the Missouri Monarch buck which was found in 1981 in St. Louis County, Missouri.[4]

The Hole in the Horn buck is one of the most famous bucks in the world due to its enormous size, mysterious hole in the right antler, and controversial score. The Hole in the Horn buck was part of the original Legendary Whitetails collection owned by Larry Huffman. Replica mounts of the Hole in the Horn buck exist in many outdoor retail stores, including Cabela’s and Bass Pro Shops and also one hangs in the front office at Legendary Whitetails corporate headquarters. The original set of antlers was purchased with Larry’s entire collection of Legendary Whitetails by Bass Pro Shops in 2002. The mount now hangs in the King of Bucks collection in the American National Fish and Wildlife Museum in Springfield, Missouri.[5][6]

From: Paul@thefort
17-Dec-19
Interesting history of the buck and the area. I attended Kent State U, in 1964-66 after the Air Force, and then transferred to the UP of Michigan, to Northern Mich U. to finish my degrees. The Revenna Arsenal was famous for big deer and I use to walk those tracks hoping one might have jumped the fence but did see a few big bucks inside the fence. I do believe they allowed some cull hunting each year, and one had to qualify with gun or bow to be in the running for a tag. I tried to qualify but was shooting a recurve bow and most used compound bows and had better scores. Interesting the buck was found in 1940 the same year I was born.

From: Bucks-n-Bows
18-Dec-19

Bucks-n-Bows's Link
https://community.legendarywhitetails.com/legends/hole-in-the-horn-buck/

From: Paul@thefort
18-Dec-19
Complete and amazing account.

From: Boris
18-Dec-19
Paul, heard through the grape vine that they are looking at closing Ravenna. Nobody knows what they plan to do with it. YET.

From: Zbone
18-Dec-19
Closing the Ravenna Arsenal has been rumored for years, but was by there the other day and still looked to have activity... Back in the day, went to a bowshoot inside there, but never hunted there (nor any other high fence...8^)), but anyhow knew a couple guys that got drawn there... They said they were put a small grid of a few acres and made to set put while drivers pushed deer by them... I think it was a one or two day deal...

I also remember a magazine had a sequence of pictures of two monster bucks locked together inside there, and it was many years ago too with old time vehicles with the pix... One thing for sure there is good genetics there, or at least there used to be...

From: DonVathome
18-Dec-19
I've been to that bar several times back in my college Years. I never knew it hung there!

From: Zbone
18-Dec-19
Wow, all the Kent State alumni... Both my daughters graduated from there also...

When I stopped by the other day, a guy was salting the icy sidewalk and I kinda followed him in to the door button... Told him I was a whitetail enthusiast and ask him if a replica replaced it, he said no and wouldn't allow me in, so I asked where it actually hung, he allowed me to poke my head in and see the wall by the door where it hung... They weren't very friendly and said I had to be a member or with a member to come in.... Well, I guess ya wouldn't be very friendly either if somebody ripped off your deer head...8^) (that was a joke...8^))

From: Zbone
18-Dec-19

Zbone's Link
BTW, thanks for the links JTV.... I thought the chain link fence was the reason for the hole, now this link disputes that:

https://www.northamericanwhitetail.com/editorial/hole-in-the-horn-buck-truth-revealed/262398

Wow, there is still a lot of mystery around this buck... Would be nice to know the real truth...

From: Zbone
18-Dec-19

Zbone's embedded Photo
Zbone's embedded Photo
Here's a buck taken out of the Ravenna Arsenal in 2007, don't know any details, only that it was killed that year and I saved the picture... I imagine it was killed during gun season by the orange hat...

From: Zbone
18-Dec-19
TrapperKayak - As to your question as to where is it now, don't know how truthful it is but got this off Wikipedia:

"The Hole in the Horn buck is one of the most famous bucks in the world due to its enormous size, mysterious hole in the right antler, and controversial score. The Hole in the Horn buck was part of the original Legendary Whitetails collection owned by Larry Huffman. Replica mounts of the Hole in the Horn buck exist in many outdoor retail stores, including Cabela’s and Bass Pro Shops and also one hangs in the front office at Legendary Whitetails corporate headquarters. The original set of antlers was purchased with Larry’s entire collection of Legendary Whitetails by Bass Pro Shops in 2002. The mount now hangs in the King of Bucks collection in the American National Fish and Wildlife Museum in Springfield, Missouri."

From: TrapperKayak
19-Dec-19
Thanks, Zbone!

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