You're jealous, I know you are because I am too, and anyone who's ever dreamed of hunting pronghorns probably dreamed about a buck smaller than this one because none of us probably dreamed one that big existed.
The largest pronghorn ever recorded has been certified by Boone and Crockett Club as a new world's record, a news release from the club reported this week. The huge buck, hunted in Socorro County, N.M., in 2013, scores 96-4/8 B&C points. The new record breaks a tie between two specimens from Arizona. One was taken in Coconino County in 2000, the other in Mohave County in 2002. Both scored 95 B&C points.
Club officials say the difference between these old records and the new - a full inch-and-a-half - is an extraordinary jump. In fact, the margin between the now No. 1- and No. 2-ranked trophies is the largest in Boone and Crockett pronghorn records, which contain more than 3,400 entries.