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BoonerBoy

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Registered: August 2008
Location: TN
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This is an old picture that I happen to come across of James Jordan, while still alive, posing with his buck. This is one of the first times James Jordan had seen the buck in over 50 years after giving it to a taxidermist to be mounted!
· Date: Wed,February,3,2010 · Views: 2,956 · Tags: 5 ·
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State of Kill?: Wisconsin
County of Kill?: Burnett County
Date of Kill?: 1914
Number of Points?: 10
B&C or P&Y Score?: 206 1/8
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bassman802

Registered: November 2008
Location: kentucky
Posts: 2,226
Wed,February,3,2010 11:16pm Rating: 10 

Man that rack is awesome!! it's a giant, the mass on it is incredible. Let me get this straight.....Mr. Jordan got his buck back from the Taxidermist, is this correct??
BoonerBoy
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Registered: August 2008
Location: TN
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Wed,February,3,2010 11:33pm

He gave it to the taxidermist to be mounted for $5. The taxidermist moved and never gave it back. Years later it was put in a rumage sell for $3 where a guy named Bob bought it thinkin it was a good deal. Years after being officially scored with nobody having any idea who shot it, Bob met his long lost cousin James Jordan to show off his find! Immediately, James claimed this was the deer he'd shot way back in 1914! Bob wasn't convinced though. The next few years, James tried to convince the B&C scorers that he's the one who shot the deer. James being the only one left alive who saw the buck, there wasn't much to back him up. He didn't want the money, just the recognition he felt was due him for having shot such a trophy. Through investigation of the location and other evidence, James was declared the "hunter" of the world record buck, but not before tragic events struck. Two months before the historic decision by B&C to give credit of the kill to James, he passed away at age 86. The deer held the world record typical spot almost a quater-century until 1993 when Milo shot the new world record. An amazing story to an awesome buck. James would certainly be proud.

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bassman802
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bassman802

Registered: November 2008
Location: kentucky
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Thu,February,4,2010 1:32am

I sure hate to here Mr. Jordan went all those years without his world record buck and the credit for harvesting such an animal, at least B&C did declare him the hunter who killed this buck. I don't know how I would react to something like that if it happened to me. How did you come across the pic? I persume that the pic was taken many years after Mr. Jordan had harvested the buck? Thats a great story how the buck made it's way back to him after many years, thanks for posting
marioncountykybuckhunter3
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Hunt n' Fish

Registered: October 2007
Location: ky
Posts: 3,115
Thu,February,4,2010 2:30am Rating: 10 

yes thanks for posting, awesome pic, never really knew the story behind this deer until now...

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BoonerBoy
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Registered: August 2008
Location: TN
Posts: 434
Thu,February,4,2010 2:59am

My buddy sent me the pic knowing I'd like to see it. And yea, this is way after he shot it. This pic was takin when Bob went to show James his great find over 50 years after James actually shot it.

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TRXdroptine
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Registered: September 2007
Location: St. Charles, MO
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Thu,February,4,2010 4:10am Rating: 10 

Never heard the story either, nice job posting it.
aghunter09
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Registered: August 2007
Location: college station, tx
Posts: 1,557
Thu,February,4,2010 4:42pm

I know what I would have done... hunted down the taxidermist, beat his a** and taken my rack back. Great story. I have never heard this as well
thwaaackaddict

Registered: February 2006
Location: Missouri
Posts: 14
Fri,February,5,2010 2:56pm

If memory serves me correctly James Jordan actually lived next door to the rack for many years. The taxidermist had put it in the attic and left it there before he moved. Then it was discovered many years later.
BoonerBoy
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Registered: August 2008
Location: TN
Posts: 434
Sat,February,6,2010 4:45am

You gotta good memory cuz he moved next door to where his deer was and never knew it. What are the odds

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OntarioBoneCollector
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Registered: January 2010
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 118
Sat,February,6,2010 9:26pm Rating: 10 

Great job posting this story BoonerBoy, I heard a little about this buck a few years ago but never knew the whole story.
BoonerBoy
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Registered: August 2008
Location: TN
Posts: 434
Sun,February,7,2010 2:35am

Thanks guys! This has always been one of my favorite bucks and when i learned the story to him, i couldn't believe it. It just made it that much more fasinating that James Jordan went to the measures he did to convince people that he had in fact shot the deer all those years ago.

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milkman
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Registered: March 2010
Location: OHIO
Posts: 743
Mon,January,2,2012 3:07pm Rating: 10 

i just read this story. crazy!!!...i once had a gun smith move on me with a AJ Fox double barrel worth bout 2000$ to the right collector and i want to kill the sob. man i wld have if it was a record buck!!!!!!!!!!!

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