42-Point Buck Shot by 14-Year-Old Girl Confirmed World Record After Drying Period

by Kayla Zadel

This 14-year-old female hunter from Kansas is making quite the name for herself. She just broke the world record for the largest non-typical whitetail buck ever shot by a female.

Paslie Werth harvested the massive 42-point buck on September 6 while rifle hunting with her dad just one day after the opening of the youth deer season. However, she had to wait for the record to be certified after the mandatory 60-day drying period.

The record-breaking buck was officially measured recently and awarded 42-points.

The antler rack tallied a Buckmaster official gross score of 283 inches and displayed circumference measurements of over 7 1/2 inches. After the mandatory 60-day drying period, the rack was officially measured by Boone and Crockett and pulled in a net score of 271 4/8 inches, Fox 8 reports.

The Boone and Crockett net score certified the rack as the largest non-typical whitetail taken by a female. These measurements not only break Kansas’ female-record but the entire world’s.

The previous record was set more than 20 years ago in 1997. That buck officially measured in at 257 1/8 inches. That’s close to 14 inches less than Werth’s buck.

Also liked we mentioned, Werth is currently Kansas’ youngest non-typical whitetail record holder. Additionally, the 14-year-old has claimed the fifth-largest buck harvested by any method of any hunter in the entire state. 

The 14-Year-Old Tells How She Got the Buck

The story starts out like any fishing or hunting story. The fish aren’t biting, but in this case, Werth and her father hadn’t seen any deer yet on this September Sunday.

“When we went out that evening, I had no idea he’d be there and stand up 25 yards away,” said Paslie’s dad, Kurt, to KSN’s Kaisha Batman.

The 42-point buck first tallied an unofficial gross green score of 282 6/8 inches and displayed 44 total points.

“When we got the score, it was hard to wrap [our heads] around because none of us guessed it to be that much. And it was just very surprising, and I kinda couldn’t believe it,” said the 14-year-old. “The trail camera pictures that we got did not do it justice.”

Kurt couldn’t believe how many points the buck had once he and his daughter approached the deer.

Furthermore, this was not any random buck. The Werth family had been wathcing it grow for nearly three years. As a matter of fact, it was even harvest on the familys land in Kiowa County.

“My sister passed on the buck, and then my dad passed it on last year, because it was pretty broke up when he saw it, and this year, was kinda just my year,” Paslie said. “It was very shocking when I got him.”

Hunting isn’t anything new to the teenager, even though she accompanied a lifetime goal in her youth. Paslie is active in 4H and competes in air pistol and archery. She and her dad credit her skills and how to safely handle firearms to the skill building organization.

“She got her hunter safety card when she was 11 and every year since then, four years in a row, she’s shot a buck, and it’s gotten bigger every year,” said Kurt.

“I was so proud of her,” spoken like a true admirable father.