I have been doing personal research for awhile now on the Rompola buck....why, because I was interested and I know everyone else is. I have contacted many people surrounding this story, then talked to the man himself, Mitch Rompola. At first I didnt get why this man would not have this world class buck scored, but after talking to people that know him, Boone and Crockett scorers that actually scored it and Mitch himself, now I know..PRIDE. After killing this buck he NEVER intended to have it scored because of a falling out with the Boone and Crockett Club in wich he was a scorer for many years. If you look, there are no bucks in the B&C book with his name, he had them pulled. He has taken alot of monster bucks over the years and has even killed two more this year over 160 inches. This man is a hunter in every sense of the word. He is in the field probably more than any three average hunters. He has had a troubled past, he was fired from the post office for what alot of people called "stealing mail" but in fact he just threw away junk mail he didnt want to deliver...yes junk mail, not checks, letters, or christmas cards, just junk mail. We should salute him for that.I have seen the video of three scorers scoring the buck in Rompolas home. I talked to two of the three scorers that scored this buck. They said it scored 3 inches more than the current world record held by Milo Hanson of Canada. The scorers said that they inspected the skull plate and its 100% legitimate. They also said he would never have it scored. He signed an agreement that said he would not have it scored and not call it a world record due to Milo Hanson loosing money in endorsments. I asked many people why he wouldnt have it scored if it would have a great payoff, some that know him said he has already been paid off. Possibly by Hanson himself. I have heard that Hanson knew Rompola was not going to score it, so he paid him a lump sum to not score it until someone else breaks Hansons record....makes sense now why Mitch signed the papers. This might not change the minds of all hunters that have clung to the story over the years but at least I can put it to rest in my mind....I know the truth and now you do to. some hunters might not want to believe it, but this buck is legit and someday after Mitch is long gone, the monster will be scored and you can all say you knew the truth along time ago. HickoryNut I know the truth, thats all that matters, I just thought I would let my pal's here on Indianasportsman.com know as well Let the negitive posts begin.