Claim: Photographs shows a 430-pound buck shot in Hartford, Michigan in November 2014.
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Example: [Collected via e-mail, November 2014]
A 430-pound buck was shot in Hartford, MI, yesterday. True?
Origins: The photograph displayed above, purportedly showing a
Although the photograph is real, the same can't be said for the descriptions that often accompany it. Since 2009, the image has been shared via message boards,
The truth is the buck shown above was killed at a high-fence game farm in Wisconsin called Wilderness Whitetails in September 2009, and the photo seen here can be found in that game farm's
Yes, it is a legitimate buck. I mean, we are a high-fence operation, I want to be clear about that, but this is a real buck. It was taken last September and weighed
420 pounds live-weight. The heaviest deer that's ever been shot on our place. Our client hunted this deer for 11 days. We'd had very warm weather and this buck just would leave his bed in a cedar swamp during the day. But it finally cooled off, and the hunter caught the buck making its way from the swamp to a food plot. He was so pumped, he just went nuts. He was kissing the deer.
Last updated: 18 November 2014
Hurteau, Dave. "Hurteau: 420-Pound Buck Was Killed on Game Farm." Field and Stream. 9 February 2010.