Big Bucks

Read expert advice from hunters who consistently shoot big bucks, and browse through success stories about big bucks in this section of DeerandDeerHunting.com. Whether you like to simply see pictures of big bucks with large antlers, or you want to read advice for getting a shot on the biggest bucks in your area, this is the column for you. For more big bucks, choose from our best three big-buck books today.

- Tom Miranda, Whitetail SLAM: The Rut Hunters
- Pat and Nicole Reeve: Trophy Whitetails.
- Duncan Dobie: Legendary Whitetails III.

Shelton Earls with his massive Mississippi non-typical buck, which scored between 222 and 228 inches!

Super Freak Whitetail Buck Scores 228 Inches

Shelton Earls didn’t know what he’d killed, to be honest, when his daughter called after he’d just dropped the hammer on one of the biggest non-typical bucks ever taken in Mississippi. Earls, who is 72 years old, was hunting alone with his .45-70 rifle last December on property near Natchez. He had game camera...

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Deer Hunters Near Record with Six Weeks Remaining in Season

With bow season set to close Feb. 28 in Arkansas, deer hunters are approaching the record for a season harvest and may eclipse it before the final day. According to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, hunters have killed more than 210,457 deer in the modern rifle, muzzleloader and bow seasons. The record, set...

Big buck photos: King Buck

Record Bucks and Boycott: Five Biggest Deer Hunting Stories of the Year

Big bucks, technological advances and the occasional controversy topped the year of whitetail deer hunting for 2013. Records fell, with more awaiting scoring. Big bucks continue to be reported throughout the states with seasons still open, too. It was also a big year for DeerandDeerHunting.com, including our Johnny King Buck coverage and the addition...

Brian Padat with his 18-point nontypical killed Dec. 15 in St Helena Parish in Louisiana.

Monstrous Ghost Buck Arrives for Chilly Deer Hunter

Brian Pradat was getting antsy due to chilly temperatures, but a ghost buck seen on game cameras that stepped out in front of his stand chased the chill away. Pradat was in the stand for a morning hunt in St. Helena Parish in Louisiana on Dec. 15. Wind chills were getting a bit nippy...

Walter Dowdle with his massive Alabama buck.

Dowdle Buck Came Late, But Definitely a Stunner

Walter Dowdle got to the hunting club late but still had enough time to see the buck of a lifetime and squeeze off a shot. He may not be able to top this giant buck, his best in 38 years of chasing deer. The mainframe 12-point has a few extra stickers and some non-scoring...