As of 2015, the heaviest whitetail deer that has been recorded had a field weight of 402 pounds. It is estimated that this animal had a live weight of 511 pounds.
This deer was shot and killed in the state of Minnesota in 1926. Carl Lenander Jr. is the hunter who is credited with this record, and to date it has not been broken. The large deer was killed with one shot.
The largest whitetail rack was recorded in September of 2003. The rack registered 3075/8 Boone and Crockett Club points. Tony Lovstuen killed this enormous whitetail in the area of Monroe County, Iowa at the age of 15.