Pennsylvania Game News - September 2015 - 15

The S tory Behind . . .

No.1 Pennsylvania Buck

LIVES ON

Fifty years ago, Raymond E. Miller's giant typical buck became
the largest on record in Pennsylvania, and the story isn't over yet.
Pete's about as big as they come, and
he'll go to the wall for you.
But it takes a good heave, and two
steady hands, to get him back up there.
Jeff Miller doesn't like to take the
giant shoulder mount down too often.
But now and then, he will, just like his
father did before him.
Fifty years ago this month, Jeff's
father, Raymond E. Miller, pulled Pete
from the wall and drove him to Harrisburg for display at the inaugural
Pennsylvania Deer Records Program
banquet. Before the evening was over,
Raymond was standing in front of the
buck and alongside Lt. Gov. Raymond
P. Shaffer, who presented him with a
medallion recognizing Pete as the top
typical buck ever known to be taken by
a Pennsylvania hunter.
The buck, which Raymond shot in
1957, still ranks No. 7 on the state's alltime list for typical bucks taken with a
firearm. With a Boone & Crockett Club
net score of 177 5/8, it's one of just four
bucks to have led the category.
And while the buck, and Raymond
Miller's account of the hunt, gained
national acclaim - and Pete remains a
celebrity of sorts in Bedford County -

parts of the story remain to be told as
we look back from a golden anniversary.
"It was a pretty big deal here," Jeff
said.
On those occasions when Pete comes
down from the wall, the real trick is getting him out the door. Measuring about
51 inches from the bend in his brisket
to the top of his G2s, he's a bulky, big
mount. And the tall tines that help to
make up a 10-point rack with an inside
spread of 28 inches combine to make
passage through any doorway a challenge.
It's pretty much a two-man job. And
Jeff remembers doing his part, holding
open the door to the Game Commission's region office in Ligonier in May
1965, as Raymond maneuvered the
massive mount indoors to be scored in
the first of six sessions conducted in the
Deer Records Program's first year.
More than 1,000 people attended
the two-day event at which 180 trophy
bucks were scored. And all who were
there when Raymond came through
the door with the mount instantly were
awestruck, Jeff said. Jeff was maybe 13

by Travis Lau
SEPTEMBER 2015

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