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 of three new blogs (Ted Nugent, Nicole McClain and Charles Alsheimer).

Here were the Top 5 stories of the year on our website. Click on the links for the full story.

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Johnny King with the antlers from his magnificent, giant buck. (Photo by Deer and Deer Hunting Editor Dan Schmidt)

Johnny King Buck Story — The incredible story about this giant buck, the quest for the world record and the controversy about it is one that will be discussed for years.

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Record Wisconsin Buck
Possible New Record: 244 Inches — Jim Baker’s monstrous nontypical buck was officially scored and is the Wisconsin record. It grossed 260-5/8 inches B&C and netted 249-5/8 inches!

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Patrons burned their tickets to the "Harrisburg Show," which was the common reference to the massive Eastern Sports and Outdoors Show in Pennsylvania. It was canceled in 2013 after exhibitors withdrew and fans boycotted due to a policy by the show managers about modern sporting rifles, AR rifles and accessories.

Patrons burned their tickets to the “Harrisburg Show,” which was the common reference to the massive Eastern Sports and Outdoors Show in Pennsylvania. It was canceled in 2013 after exhibitors withdrew and fans boycotted due to a policy by the show managers about modern sporting rifles, AR rifles and accessories.

Harrisburg Show Boycott — One of the hunting industry’ s major winter shows, the Eastern Sports and Outdoors Show, better known simply as “the Harrisburg show,” was boycotted by exhibitors and fans due to an idiotic policy by the British-owned show management group about AR rifles and Modern Sporting Rifles. The show was canceled and the city and area took a major financial hit. A new show, managed by the National Rifle Association, will be held this year in its stead.

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Ted Nugent on Venison Care
— Diehard hunter and rock star Ted Nugent has hunted for decades and loves venison. But he loves venison that has been properly cared for, with the respect given to the animal that it deserves in the field and on the table.

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This Alberta buck scored 273 inches!

This Alberta buck scored 273 inches!

Alberta 273-Incher is a monster!

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