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Rompola Buck #7819736
03/13/23 01:22 PM
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This story is back in the news after someone posted a score sheet on social media recently, I remember he was an interesting dude that had shot some world class whitetails in his past. World Record or Hoax?


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Re: Rompola Buck [Re: Eagleye] #7819760
03/13/23 01:48 PM
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I think the deer is ugly whether it's real or not.

Re: Rompola Buck [Re: Eagleye] #7819769
03/13/23 01:55 PM
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The world may never know. grin


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Re: Rompola Buck [Re: Eagleye] #7819772
03/13/23 02:03 PM
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Why would it be a hoax?


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Re: Rompola Buck [Re: Eagleye] #7819783
03/13/23 02:18 PM
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As I remember when this guy got questioned he pulled back and disappeared.

Re: Rompola Buck [Re: Turtledale] #7819785
03/13/23 02:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Turtledale
Why would it be a hoax?

I think there's a lot of disbelievers that can't comprehend someone shooting a world record whitetail and not having it officially scored, in addition to not monetizing the marketing opportunities presented by such trophy. He's not a people person for sure and probably doesn't give two (you know what's) about a score sheet.

Re: Rompola Buck [Re: Eagleye] #7819786
03/13/23 02:24 PM
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He was pretty reclusive before he killed it anyways. Ugly or not, I’d like it hanging on my wall…..

Re: Rompola Buck [Re: Eagleye] #7819789
03/13/23 02:29 PM
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Definitely a hoax IMO. Listen to the podcast “deer hunter”. They did five or 6 episodes on it. Dove in deep,interviewing people that knew him personally. The guy was caught putting antlers on doe before this buck. Hard to listen to that series and think there’s even a slim chance it’s legit.

Re: Rompola Buck [Re: Eagleye] #7819805
03/13/23 02:56 PM
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Which one is the ugly one? And how would you be able to cheat with the buck right there? Do you think it came form a game farm or something? Dont understand how you can cheat when you have the deer in your possession???......jk


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Re: Rompola Buck [Re: Eagleye] #7819812
03/13/23 03:13 PM
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Northern Michigan doesn't produce big bucks. A giant around there is 140 inches. Ranch deer in my opinion.


Re: Rompola Buck [Re: Eagleye] #7819814
03/13/23 03:20 PM
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They said the horns weren't attached to the head based on how much the ears drooped in the pic


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Re: Rompola Buck [Re: larrywaugh] #7819836
03/13/23 03:44 PM
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Originally Posted by larrywaugh
They said the horns weren't attached to the head based on how much the ears drooped in the pic

Who said? "They"

Probably a hoax but I'd like to know official details


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Re: Rompola Buck [Re: Eagleye] #7819837
03/13/23 03:44 PM
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Fake all the way. His other record book deer were most likely faked as well.


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Re: Rompola Buck [Re: Eagleye] #7819844
03/13/23 04:01 PM
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If I remember right when they wanted to xray the mounted buck he said no.

Re: Rompola Buck [Re: Eagleye] #7819858
03/13/23 04:17 PM
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I have said legit from the start.
The guy is different, but he's been a big buck killer since he was literally a child. I have no proof, but I still say it's real

Re: Rompola Buck [Re: Eagleye] #7819870
03/13/23 04:43 PM
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The Jordan buck of 1914, scored 206-1/8, Jim Jordan passed away 2-months before his buck became a world record, the Milo Hanson buck of 1993 scored 213-5/8 and a zoo ensued after the news broke about his trophy.
The Rompalo buck allegedly scores 216-5/8.

Re: Rompola Buck [Re: Eagleye] #7819904
03/13/23 05:37 PM
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he had the skull plate encased with bondo in the pics I saw, and they were stained purple from magnesium permagnate to blend in the seams where antlers were joined togather, a convicted felon who wanted 15 minutes of fame.

Re: Rompola Buck [Re: Eagleye] #7819920
03/13/23 05:59 PM
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Who cares? Its just a fence busting hay and crop eating deer. Antlers are good for flintknapping, knife handles maybe light fixtures or furniture, but their true value is in selling to Asians as "medicine". I do hear rumors though that there are people in the U.S. who worship antlers and will pay crazy amounts of money to someone who will show them a deer with large antlers so they can shoot it and also are willing to just buy the antlers outright, Usually so they can just say they shot it.


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Re: Rompola Buck [Re: Eagleye] #7819922
03/13/23 06:03 PM
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Heard it was a fake years ago but that could be just jealousy

Re: Rompola Buck [Re: Eagleye] #7819997
03/13/23 08:26 PM
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Quick glance at the score sheet, tip to tip spread should not be greater than the inside spread on that buck. Probably more errors too.

Regardless of score or record book, great buck IMO

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