Record Book Bucks

If you are wondering how Buffalo County, WI compares to other whitetail hunting areas, just take a look at the map below.

This map is a breakdown of all registered trophies from both the Pope & Young and Boone & Crockett record books. This map is part of an article written by Joel Helmer describing the trends in trophy whitetail hunting.

Boone and Crockett, Pope and Young Record Book Map

Note that RED shows a higher density of RECORD BOOK whitetails harvested. The great thing is the trend is going up. We are harvesting more mature animals in the last few years than ever before. Right now is the best time in recent history to be hunting in Buffalo County, Wisconsin.

Here is a breakdown of the counties for record book bucks. The data below is up to the year 2005 and really shows Quality Deer Management at work:

POPE & YOUNG BOONE & CROCKETT COMBINED*
County State Entries County State Entries County State Entries
Buffalo WI 279 Buffalo WI 30 Buffalo WI 309
Pike IL 173 Allamakee IA 18 Pike IL 188
Dane WI 152 Fulton IL 16 Dane WI 160
Waukesha WI 115 Adams IL 16 McHenry IL 123
Lake IL 113 Dimmit TX 16 Waukesha WI 119
McHenry IL 109 Clayton IA 15 Lake IL 118
Columbia WI 98 Pike IL 15 Columbia WI 101
Sauk WI 95 St. Louis MN 14 Sauk WI 98
Trempealeau WI 84 Mc Henry IL 14 Trempealeau WI 87
Waupaca WI 74 Christian KY 13 Allamakee IA 81
Jefferson WI 72 Webb TX 13 Walworth WI 80
Walworth WI 71 Lucas IA 12 Waupaca WI 79
Suffolk NY 65 Monroe IA 12 Jefferson WI 77
Morrison MN 64 Sangamon IL 12 La Salle IL 72
La Salle IL 64 Macoupin IL 12 Rock WI 70
Rock WI 64 Hart KY 12 Brown IL 68
Allamakee IA 63 Bayfield WI 11 Morrison MN 67
Will IL 61 Peoria IL 11 Suffolk MY 67
Iowa WI 60 Brown IL 11 Iowa WI 65
Kane IL 59 Maverick TX 11 Will IL 65
Marathon WI 58 Monona IA 10 Peoria IL 65
Brown IL 57 Davis IA 10 Kane IL 64
Price WI 55 Lewis KY 10 Jo Daviess IL 62
Washington MN 55 La Salle TX 10 Marathon WI 62
Jackson WI 55 Douglas WI 9 Jackson WI 61
Westchester NY 55 Vernon WI 9 Kleberg TX 61
Allegheny PA 55 Crawford WI 9 Polk WI 60
Kleberg TX 55 Jo Daviess IL 9 Adams IL 60
Marquette WI 55 Jackson IA 9 Douglas WI 58
Grant WI 54 Guthrie IA 9 Clark IL 58
Peoria IL 54 Cross AR 9 Price WI 57
Polk WI 53 Walworth WI 9 Grant WI 57
Jo Daviess IL 53 Ogle IL 9 Kenedy TX 57
Dodge WI 52 Penobscot ME 8 Bayfield WI 56
Clark IL 51 Chicago MN 8 Dunn WI 56
Sawyer WI 50 St. Croix WI 8 Westchester NY 56
La Crosse WI 50 Winneshiek IA 8 La Salle TX 56
Kenedy TX 50 Fayette IA 8 Marquette WI 56
Douglas WI 49 Dallas IA 8 Washington MN 55
Dunn WI 49 La Salle IL 8 Allegheny PA 55
Montgomery MD 48 Warren IA 8 Sawyer WI 54
Eau Claire WI 47 Union IA 8 Dubuque IA 54
Dubuque IA 47 Appanoose IA 8 Fulton IL 54
La Salle TX 46 Lee IA 8 Macoupin IL 54
Bayfield WI 45 Hancock IL 8 Dodge WI 54
St. Croix WI 45 Schuyler IL 8 St. Croix WI 53
Shawano WI 45 Logan KY 8 La Crosse WI 53
Dakota MN 44 Outagamie WI 8 Warren IA 52
Warren IA 44 Dane WI 8 Vernon WI 51
Adams IL 44 Washtenaw MI 8 Shawano WI 51