Ontario, Canada -- Home of The Record Breaking Hanson Buck

by PineSunsetLodge

The Hanson Buck has become well known among hunters in Canada and in the United States. The home of the Hanson Buck is Ontario.

For decades, hunters have been flocking to Ontario, Canada to try and down big game. What draws hunters to this region is more than just its lush forests, crisp clean air, and deer. Ontario is home to some of the biggest deer on the contentment. It is common for hunters to walk away with a 250-pound buck at the end of their hunting trip. However, the most famous game ever caught here is The Hanson Buck.

Whitetailed Buck
Whitetailed Buck
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The Hanson Buck

November 23rd, 1993 was a cool day, but that didn’t stop Milo Hanson from heading out to hunt. Little did he know that this was going to be one of the most memorable days of his life. On this day, Mr. Hanson downed a remarkable fourteen pointer. It turns out that this stunning Whitetail deer would be world-record setting, shattering the previous record that stood for eight long years. Word of the catch spread like wildfire, and in fact, is still talked about today.

As the word spread of the magnificent Whitetail buck that broke the world record, hunters from all over Canada and America traveled to Ontario to try and do better, but no one has been successful, yet. The area that is most hunted with successful results is the expanse around Fort Francis and the International Falls boarder near Dinorwic Lake. People hunting this area regularly come out of the woods with large bucks, but no one has been able to beat Milo Hanson’s record.

Dinorwic Lake

If you are considering coming to the Dinorwic Lake area, the best place to stay is the Pine Sunset Lodge. This lodge has a bunkhouse with 14 beds to accommodate larger groups, as well as cabins that sleep up to six guests. These comfortable lodgings provide hunters with everything they need, except for a hunting license, food, and your best rifle. Pine Sunset Lodge’s website has a list of recommended items to bring with you when you hunt in this area. If you or anyone in your party has never been hunting before, Pine Sunset Lodge staff will provide a field orientation for $100.

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Hunting Season in Ontario

Hunting season in Ontario, Canada is from late October through December, so gather up your hunting buddies and take a trip to our neck of the woods. Book your stay at the Pine Sunset Lodge now, before there is no occupancy remaining. This year is the perfect time to come up to Canada and try to beat the world record set by Milo Hanson and the Hanson Buck.

Updated: 06/06/2012, PineSunsetLodge
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TerryMcNamee on 08/26/2013

I'd like to see a lot more information. The story is just a stub with hardly anything about the event. I am curious, and I'd like to know more! How do you count the points on a buck? How long did he track it, or did he set up a blind and sit there until the buck came to him? Did he get it with a bow or a rifle? Is there a photo of him with his record-setting buck, and what was the old record?(BTW, the little teaser photo isn't a whitetail.)

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