Sudden Impact is a Huge Whitetail!

Deer management involves manipulating the habitat and animals found on a property to improve body condition, increase fawning rates, and enhance antler quality of a white-tailed deer herd. Overall, deer management has been fueled by the desire for healthier bucks with larger antlers. And although herd management works well, it does not work over night–it takes years of work and selective deer harvest.

A spin-off of deer management has been the selective pen-breeding of deer which has resulted in the commercial white-tailed deer breeding industry. Love it or hate it, this has allowed line-breeding and the rapid concentration of genes supporting abnormally-large antler growth.

Sudden Impact - Huge Breeder Buck

Here enters the deer known as Sudden Impact. Not only is he a big buck, he is an absolutely, insanely, monstrous whitetail buck! After glancing at his antlers, you are probably thinking that this buck has reached maturity and has grown its biggest rack ever. Wrong. The video above features Sudden Impact at only 2 years of age in 2008! Yes, at 2 1/2 years old his shed antlers scored an eye-raising 406 5/8 Boone and Crockett inches. 

This buck is already the largest pen-raised whitetail ever and he looks to blow through that mark later this year. There is no doubt that he is impressive, but would you really want to shoot him?

6 Replies to “Sudden Impact is a Huge Whitetail!”

  1. Wow, what an amazing buck! That guy must be proud to raise such a magnificant animal. I hope to see more videos when he’s even bigger and better! Good luck.

  2. If that buck does reach 7 to 8 years old, he probably won’t be that big! Most bucks lose rack size after about 4 to 5 years old., but it could be an exception to the rule. Definitely a HUGE buck that would never survive in the wild.

  3. Too bad that he had to die so early. I would have loved to hang all that bone on my wall.

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