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.
Hunting is not usually a pursuit where instant gratification abounds. It takes a lot of time, practice, resources and patience to be a successful hunter. So when someone decides that an area they hunted only once without taking an animal is worthless and devoid of game, I don't quite understand it. These people usually jump from game management unit to game management unit; trying a new one every year.
Now don't get me wrong, there are people that just enjoy scouting and hunting...