Big Bucks

Read expert advice from hunters who consistently shoot big bucks, and browse through success stories about big bucks in this section of 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.

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, 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...

Alex LeBlanc of Louisiana with his possible state record 204-inch buck.

Gigantic 204-inch Buck Could Be New State Record

When December rolls around in Louisiana a couple of things are on most folks’ minds in the Pelican State: duck hunting, cool weather for deer hunting, the upcoming Mardi Gras and joy or frustration depending on the LSU Bengal Tigers’ football season. So with temperatures in an unseasonably warm range on Dec. 20, Alex...

Dr. Jeffrey Lusk with his Mississippi River island 183-inch 16-point buck.

What a Difference a Year Makes for Monster 183-inch Buck

Dr. Jeffry Lusk pretty much planned things out but, as we know, making plans when you’re dealing with big white-tailed bucks is kind of like building a bridge with twigs. Everything can go right and you get a gorgeous twig bridge. Or you do one thing wrong and it collapses. Ditto with dealing with...