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A 60-Year-Old Buck Is the New PA Record Typical Whitetail
Lancaster Online ^ | 1/15/2022 | P.J. REILLY

Posted on 01/16/2022 9:29:26 PM PST by nickcarraway

For the first time since 1943, Pennsylvania has a new state record typical whitetail taken with a firearm.

The “new” record buck, however, was shot about 60 years ago.

Frederick Kyriss shot the 14-point buck, which measured 202 7/8 inches according to the Boone & Crockett scoring system, in Montgomery County some time in the 1960s.

He had the skull with antlers attached mounted in his garage for decades without ever having it measured.

Game Commission officials aren’t exactly sure when Kyriss took the giant buck, but guessed it was in the 1960s. In the record book, the harvest year is listed as 1960.

According to Bob D’Angelo, who heads the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s Big Game Scoring Program, Kyriss died many years ago and his widow passed the antlers on to a collector.

The rack changed hands several times over the years, but recently ended up in the possession of officials from Bass Pro Shops.

They had the rack officially measured and then told the Game Commission about it last Spring.

The Pennsylvania Game Commission just recently certified the rack as the new state record for a typical buck taken with a firearm.

Not much is known about Kyriss or the hunt when he took the buck, according to D’Angelo. His widow also is now dead, and so are his hunting buddies who knew details about the buck.

According to the information he was able to gather, D’Angelo said Kyriss was known to have taken several good bucks “near a state prison.”

Graterford State Correctional Institution is located near Collegeville in Montgomery County.

It has long been known to harbor lots of deer and some good bucks.

Bass Pro Shops has the Kyriss rack on display at a store in Missouri, and the company provided a replica of it for the Game Commission to keep.

It currently is on display in the lobby at the agency’s Harrisburg headquarters.

The Kyriss buck tops a 189-inch buck that had stood as the state record since it was shot by Fritz Janowsky in Bradford County in 1943.

While Pennsylvania’s typical archery records include several bucks taken within the last 20 years, the top of the typical firearms list is dominated by ancient bucks.

Of the state’s top 12 typical whitetails taken with firearms, only two have been shot since 1974.

Jeffrey Sitlinger holds the number-five typical buck, which measured 182 inches. He shot that buck in Dauphin County in 2010.

And a 179 5/8-inch buck shot by John Millett in 2011 in Lackawanna County is the current number seven typical whitetail taken with a firearm in Pennsylvania.

The highest ranking Lancaster County typical buck taken with a firearm was shot by Conrad Wade of New Providence in 1997. That buck measured 164 inches, and ranks 80th in the Pennsylvania record book.


TOPICS: Local News; Outdoors; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: deer; hunting; pennsylvania; taxidermy; whitetail

1 posted on 01/16/2022 9:29:26 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

A bucks shot 60 years ago isn’t a 60 year old buck, just sayin’.


2 posted on 01/16/2022 9:43:34 PM PST by drSteve78 (Je suis Deplorable. STILL)
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To: drSteve78

They can’t even detail a benign Deer hunting story without B S’n it. Good grief. Bet the guy that was #1 is a little salty.


3 posted on 01/16/2022 10:12:56 PM PST by ping jockey (Want to make a conservative mad,tell him a lie.Want to makye a liberal lose his mind?Tell him Truths)
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To: drSteve78

Right. A completely b.s. headline


4 posted on 01/16/2022 10:15:32 PM PST by LibertyWoman (Guard with jealous attention the public Liberty. Patrick Henry)
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To: ping jockey

Well he’s dead.


5 posted on 01/16/2022 11:44:18 PM PST by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: drSteve78

Maybe the Buck ‘identifies’ as being 60 years old?


6 posted on 01/17/2022 12:00:40 AM PST by Kartographer (“We Mutually Pledge To Each Other Our Lives, Our Fortunes And Our Sacred Honor”)
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To: Jewbacca
Trust, but verify!


7 posted on 01/17/2022 12:04:41 AM PST by Kartographer (“We Mutually Pledge To Each Other Our Lives, Our Fortunes And Our Sacred Honor”)
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To: Kartographer

“Trust, but verify!”

My thoughts too. No witnesses, no pictures, no story, etc. Could have been found dead or taken illegally. How about a PGC report card; I don’t know exactly when the PGC started requiring report cards to be sent in but certainly was a requirement in at least a portion of the 1960’s.


8 posted on 01/17/2022 12:39:46 AM PST by WinMod70
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To: nickcarraway

Oh see the deer.

Has the deer a little doe?

Why soitenly! Two Bucks! *SLAP*


9 posted on 01/17/2022 12:44:24 AM PST by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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To: drSteve78

Gotta get those clicks!


10 posted on 01/17/2022 1:49:10 AM PST by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: nickcarraway

BS


11 posted on 01/17/2022 4:13:00 AM PST by WKUHilltopper
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To: nickcarraway

I just came here for pictures of racks!


12 posted on 01/17/2022 4:57:53 AM PST by Bartholomew Roberts
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