Another big Allegheny County buck

Posted on: February 7, 2015 | Bob Frye | Comments

Ben Magdinec deer
Ben Magdinec with his big Allegheny County deer.

Allegheny County has a well-deserved reputation for giving up big-racked whitetails, with many of them sporting non-typical antlers.
Here’s more proof of why.
Ben Magdinec of Harrison Township took this impressive deer close to home at 3:15 p.m. on Dec. 29, during the late archery season. The deer had 16 scoreable points, including a couple of drop tines, with a 17-inch inside spread. It’s Boone & Crockett green score sits at just more than 161, Magdinec said.
He had heard rumors of this buck earlier in the fall, but never seen him before December.
“When I first saw him he was on the trail of a hot yearling doe. And they came by my stand at about 12 yards,” Magdinec said.
“I was in the right place at the right time. Definitely the buck of a lifetime.”
The buck was a wanderer. Magdinec said he’s received trail pictures from other hunters showing the same buck across a wide area.
It’s his largest buck to date, he said. And a beauty at that.

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Bob Frye is a storyteller with a passion for all things outdoors. He hunts, he fishes, he hikes, he camps, he paddles, backpacks and snowshoes depending on the season. If he’s not an expert at anything, it’s because he’s passionate to try a little bit of everything.