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leads the typical firearms category.
Landis, too, would lose his grip on
the top nontypical spot when Edward
Dodge, of Knox, brought a 238 6/8 buck
to the 1973 session. That buck, taken in
1942, remains No. 1 on the list.
And when black bears were added
to the scoring program in 1969, and elk
in 2001, trade-offs of the top spots in
those respective categories occurred with
noticeable frequency.
Perhaps some of the biggest shifts have
been in the all-time lists of bucks taken
with archery equipment, which largely
have been rewritten over the course of
the past two decades.
Seven of the top 10 typical bow bucks
- and 20 of the 24 bucks that, because
of tie scores, make up the top 20 - were
taken since 2000.
The typical archery category has
grown by so much over the history of
the program that the first buck to lead the
category, taken by Marlin E. Spangler,
of Somerset, now ranks in a tie 586th
overall, with a score of 131 7/8.
Bob D'Angelo, who heads the Pennsylvania Big Game Scoring Program,
said antler restrictions likely play a role
in turnover among top archery bucks. The
archery categories have a lower minimum
score - 115 - for entry into the records
book. At 2 ½ years old, some bucks will
attain that score, D'Angelo said. And
antler restrictions have increased the
number of 2 ½-year-old bucks available
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to harvest.
But, as is indicated by some of the
trophies that have been mentioned here
already, not all new entries result from
recent harvests.
BLAST FROM THE PAST
Recognizing the quality of Pennsylvania's whitetails was a primary motivation
behind the Deer Records Program, and
both of the No. 1 firearms harvests from
the 1965 session were taken in the previous decade.
And the oldest trophy ever measured
- the McKean County buck taken by
Arthur Young, of Centre Hall, in 1830
- was measured in the 1965 session as
well. That buck, which measured 175 4/8
remains 11th on the typical firearms list.
Still, it would be hard to argue the
program wasn't working to showcase the
quality of bucks being taken at the time.
Six trophies in the 1965 session,
including Spangler's No. 1 bow harvest,
were taken just months earlier in the 1964
season. A buck taken in Juniata County
by Herman Benner, of Millerstown, in
1964, measured into the 25th position.
And at 159 3/8, it still holds the 155th
spot on the all-time typical firearms list.
But as more sessions were held and
more trophies were scored, giant bucks
taken decades earlier, continued to pop
up.
A buck scoring 162 4/8 taken by
Lewis Hajos, of Jermyn, in 1941, led the



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