The Hole in the Horn buck is without a doubt the most publicized whitetail of all times. This monster was found dead along a railroad track in Portage County, Ohio in 1940. The original mount sporting 45 scoreable hung in the Kent Canadian Club until 1983. With a non-typical score of 328 2/8 and with a 33 inch outside spread, he is one of the most admired whitetail's in the world.
One of the most unexplained features about the buck was how he got his name. What caused the hole in the horn. Most think the hole came from a 22 or other small caliber bullet, the horn was damaged while in velvet or it just simply grew that way. The truth about how the hole was made is from a fence. When this giant buck was found his antler was lodged under the fence that ran alond the railroad tracks. Through time of the fence moving in the wind a piece of wire worked it's way down through the antler. The engineer that found the buck had to cut the fence the retrieve the buck.
There are still some who insist a scope is not needed for the type hunting they do, ignoring the advances of the last 150 years in optical sights. (Even the ultra-conservative US Army has adopted optical sights.) The idea that in some special circumstances open iron sights or aperture (peep) sights might be more useful is not lost on me, but with the inevitable advance of age comes the reduction in visual acuity needed for using iron sights.
I believe that many who completely resist the idea of...