Scott Carlson’s 255-inch big boy should be the state’s new #1 muzzleloader and make the top ten list overall.
GALLERY: Potential New #1 Kansas Muzzleloader Buck
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- <h2></h2>If you take a peek at the <a href="http://kdwpt.state.ks.us/news/Hunting/Big-Game-Information/Deer/Kansas-Top-20-Deer-Records" target="_new">deer records for the state of Kansas</a>, you'll find some absolute eye-popping bucks on the list, but what you won't find are a lot of trophy whitetails that have been taken in the west half of the state. Only a handful of big bucks have been harvested west of Salina and there's not a single toad on the state record list that's been killed in the flatlands that lay west of Hays, but that's about to change. <p> Atwood, Kansas in Rawlins County sits 50 miles east of the Colorado border and the region is known more for its mule deer and pheasant hunting than big mature whitetails. So imagine the surprise of Scott Carlson (who owns <a href="http://www.choketube.com/" target="_new">Carlson's Choke Tubes</a> located in Atwood) when he spotted an extremely nice deer on a trail camera image three years ago that was as big as any whitetail he'd seen in the area. <p> The non-typical buck featured an array of bone shooting off in all directions and was definitely a deer that Carlson planned on hunting with his muzzleloader.