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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