That cant be WORLD record, The National Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame lists the world record as 51 pounds and 3 ounces, pulled from Lac Vieux along the Michigan-Wisconsin border in 1919.
Washington state record is 31.25 pounds
South Dakota state record is 37 pounds, 7 ounce
North Dakota 46-pound 8-ounce as examples
Maybe record through ice?
Click the link and check it out. It is a Ice Fishing on Tip-up world record. Beat the old one from MA by 5 oz.
I saw it the next day at Bearwood (Rose is mounting it). Was there when they weighed in #2 for the derby 24 lbs even still an awsome fish. In total three Tigers were weighed in over 20 lbs for the weekend.
Bigger indeed, I know they boated a 32 lb'r last summer out there was in the paper the next week.
As a Taxidermist I look at hundreds of Whitetail Bucks every year. I know that I have seen many different ways people judge the size of racks on live deer. I think for the most part they all are pretty close. I'm going to give you some measurements that I have noticed being right on in just about every deer. We have used it in the last couple years and have only been off by about 5-6 inches. We do study the deer while bowhunting so we get a little more time to look at them....