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The Whitetails of North America Collection created by John LaBerge of Vergennes, Vermont is a world leading, mint-condition, round up. The collection’s crown jewels include the current world record typical and world record non-typical full mounts. These are flanked by spectacular whitetail typical and non-typical giants, all of which have incredible and in some cases controversial histories. This collection made its debut at the 23rd Annual Yankee Sportsman’s Classic Show held in Essex Jct., Vermont, where it received a very enthusiastic response by show attendees.

John LaBerge began hunting at age eleven learning the ways of the woods from his father and mentor Lionel LaBerge. Since then, John has hunted all over the United States and Canada taking many spectacular whitetails of his own. He has recently turned his attention to teaching his grandchildren how to hunt for trophy whitetails as well.

John has a community-driven passion for the sport. Twenty-three years ago, sitting around the deer camp dinner table, John and his hunting partners bounced around the idea of starting a hunting and fishing exposition. They wanted to create an event that would celebrate our hunting and angling, not only for the most serious sportsmen, but everyone that takes to the woods and their friends and family. The Yankee Sportsman’s Classic was born in a tennis court. Today the show overflows the 100,000 square feet of the Champlain Valley exposition, Vermont’s biggest event venue.

In 2014, when the Classic was unable to book a new notable whitetail collection, John decided to create one of his own. With the assistance of an expert collector, John exceeded his own expectations and assembled this unmatched collection of trophy and world record whitetail replica bucks.

John will continue to add to this collection of whitetails. To find out their availability please contact John LaBerge at 802-238-7501 or yankeeclass@aol.com

The Collection

Containing over 40 incredible mounts the Whitetails of North America Collection exceeds expectations! Below is just a small sample of this spectacular collection, which includes the current world record typical and world record non-typical full mounts.

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Knifehandle
Knifehandle Buck
Knifehandle

Knifehandle Buck
207 1/8, Typical, Iowa
Full Mount

The long, lost Knifehandle Buck is finally rediscovered after 40 years! Evidence of a record setting Iowa buck was only known through a pitchfork-like typical right shed. The left side was long thought to have been destroyed by being cut up for knife handles, but was found in 2012.

To inquire about availability,
contact John Laberge at 802-238-7501
Milo Hanson
Milo Hanson
Milo Hanson Buck

Milo Hanson Buck
213 5/8, Typical, Saskatchewan
Full Mount

CURRENT WORLD RECORD #1 TYPICAL! This near perfect, world famous record buck has stood the test of time, as it was harvested in 1993 by Milo Hanson. This near perfect typical has it all, spread, tine length, beam length, and very few sticker points. It is very rare indeed for a rack this big to stay a clean typical.

To inquire about availability,
contact John Laberge at 802-238-7501
Missouri Monarch
Missouri Monarch
Missouri Monarch

Missouri Monarch
333 7/8, Non-Typical, Missouri, St. Louis County
Full Mount

Found dead in 1981 of apparently natural causes, this whitetail buck falls into that super trophy category! Only a handful of whitetails make it into the 300" club and this monster surpassed it easily!

To inquire about availability,
contact John Laberge at 802-238-7501
Knisley
Knisley
Knisley

Knisley Buck
183 2/8, Typical, Minnesota, Meeker County
WORLD'S LARGEST 4 X 4 FRAMED DEER!

The Knisley Buck is the only known wild deer to gross over 200" for three years in a row! With an inside spread of 25 3/8", and outside spread of 31 2/8", many other trophy racks actually fit inside of this beast.

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contact John Laberge at 802-238-7501
Brad Jerman
Brad Jerman
Brad Jerman

Brad Jerman Buck
201 1/8, Typical, Ohio, Warren County

WORLD RECORD CROSSBOW BUCK by both Boone and Crockett and Buckmasters! Harvested in 2004, this buck takes the world record by breaking 200" as a 5 x 5.

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contact John Laberge at 802-238-7501
Neil Morin
Neil Morin
Neil Morin

Neil Morin Buck
279 6/8, Non-Typical, Alberta, Canada

CANADA'S ALL TIME #1 NON-TYPICAL! In 1991, young Neil Morin spotted a willow bush out in the middle of a field near his house that he didn't remember before. Deciding to check it out, he grabbed his gun and went to look. Creeping slowly through the field it turned out to be the biggest buck he had ever seen, which he took down with his second shot.

To inquire about availability,
contact John Laberge at 802-238-7501
Lobster Claw
Lobster Claw
Lobster Claw

Lobster Claw
217 0/8, Non-Typical, Illinois, Fulton County

The name is rather obvious from this unusual drop tine. The massive and dark tipped tine, drops for an amazing 15in. A young teenager named Mitchell Hoffman found this freak rack in a slough in November of 1990. Speculation is that it was wounded during the hunting season and met its demise while trying to water. The other characteristics of this trophy are impressive as well. It has a basic 5 x 5 frame, with beam lengths of 29 0/8" and 27 4/8". Tine lengths exceed 11", 12", and 13".

To inquire about availability,
contact John Laberge at 802-238-7501
Veach
The Veach
The Veach

The Veach
261 5/8, Non-Typical, Ohio, Pike County

Shot with modern shotgun in 1971 by Chester T. Veach. Ranked overall number 3 by the Buckeye Big Buck Club of Ohio.

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contact John Laberge at 802-238-7501
Kansas King
Kansas King
Kansas king

The Kansas King

One of the prettiest typicals you will ever find. The “Kansas King” whitetail deer sheds, as it is known, were found in 1992 and score an impressive 217 typical points. These whitetail typical shed antlers are some of the biggest ever found.

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contact John Laberge at 802-238-7501
Red Wing
Red Wing
Red Wing

The Red Wing Buck
228 0/8, Non-Typical, Red Wing, Minnesota

Kenneth Kalien took this impressive buck on opening day in 2009 on family land he’s hunted for years. Kalien’s buck is basically a 10-pointer with more than 27 inches of abnormal points. The final score is 228 0/8. The main beams are 30 5/8 and 29 4/8 and the G-2s and G-3s are over a foot long and the antlers are heavy and massive. The inside spread is 23 5/8.

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contact John Laberge at 802-238-7501
Michigan Weapon
Michigan Weapon
Michigan Weapon

Michigan Weapon
Gross score 245, Typical, Davidson, Michigan, 2009

No additional information available.

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contact John Laberge at 802-238-7501
Sal Aherens
Sal Aherens
Sal Aherens

Sal Aherens Buck
212 0/8, Typical, Minnesota, Stearns County

Taken in 1956, by Sal Aherens on the family farm near Sauk Centre, MN, Sal tossed the antlers in a swamp after harvesting his deer. Antlers weren't thought of being worth much at the time but he thought twice and later retrieved them. This huge rack created quite a stir and for good reason. With beams of 29" and 26 5/8" and bases over 7", it is a world-class whitetail. In fact, it grosses over 230" and netted 212". This would of beaten the majestic Jordan Buck by "almost" six inches. This deer was "almost" declared the new world record typical, but photos surfaced showing 2 abnormal points had been removed in order to boost its typical score. Disqualified from the record books, it still is a tremendous typical rack that could have made it to the top!

To inquire about availability,
contact John Laberge at 802-238-7501
Fulk
The Fulk
The Fulk

The Fulk
253, Non-Typical, Alberta, Canada

No additional information available.

To inquire about availability,
contact John Laberge at 802-238-7501
Kentucky No.1
Kentucky No.1
Kentucky No.1

Kentucky #1
204 2/8 net, Typical, Kentucky, Pendleton County

Shot with a rifle by Robert Smith on November 11, 2000 and weighed 275 pounds field dressed. The Kentucky #1 is considered to be one of the top ten in the world and the best ever typical in Kentucky.

To inquire about availability,
contact John Laberge at 802-238-7501
John Breen
John Breen
John Breen

John Breen Buck
202 0/8, Typical, Minnesota, Beltrami County

FORMER WORLD RECORD TYPICAL! Harvested in 1918, but not scored until 1950, during the beginnings of Boone and Crockett, it was declared the new world record typical with a net 202 0/8" score. It wasn't surpassed until the Jordan Buck was scored in 1971. It still is Minnesota's #1 typical record! Tremendous tines sprout off of massive beams of 31 2/8" and 31 0/8" with lengths of over 12" and 13". For pure shock value, this is perhaps the greatest typical that ever lived!

To inquire about availability,
contact John Laberge at 802-238-7501
Johnny King
Johhny King
Johhny King

Johnny King Buck
Pending, Typical, Wisconsin, Grant County
BUCKMASTER'S WORLD RECORD TYPICAL PERFECT ANTLER!

The Johnny King buck has been at the center of a scoring controversy in the whitetail world for years. Twelve mirror like tines line up along long beams of over 29", while five of those tines measure over 10". It is also blessed with mass measurements of over 5" all the way out to the end of the beams. It was originally scored at an eye-popping 224 4/8" gross, and net 213 6/8" Boone and Crockett, which would make it the new world record typical, but this scoring was later rejected by Boone and Crockett. Putting scores aside, there is no denying that this is one deer in tens of millions and will not be easily, if ever, surpassed!

To inquire about availability,
contact John Laberge at 802-238-7501
Double Down
Double Down
Double Down

Double Down
382 1/8, Non-Typical, Missouri

One of the first celebrity breeder bucks, Double Down is simply massive! Tremendous bases of over 10" and that mass is carried way out on tree trunks for beams. Sticker points everywhere and drop tines for character!

To inquire about availability,
contact John Laberge at 802-238-7501
The General
The General
The General

The General
Typical World Record Shed, Nebraska

This Nebraska buck, widely known as "The General," holds the typical world record for shed antlers. Unfortunately, no hunter ever got him. This incredible Nebraska whitetail appears to have been the biggest typical ever to walk the earth, as far as can be substantiated. A rancher stumbled upon these antlers. They hung on the rancher’s wall for 37 years until an Outfitter out of Oklahoma discovered them. It is thought that when taking into consideration the antlers shrinking over the decades this buck would have easily scored higher than the Milo Hanson Buck.

To inquire about availability,
contact John Laberge at 802-238-7501