Whitetail Deer Antlers

Read articles about whitetail deer antlers and shed hunting from Deer & Deer Hunting.

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...

Antler pedicles are unique and can be matched with other shed antlers from the same deer.

Deer Antler Pedicles Are Unique, Like Fingerprints

Growth of antlers in white-tailed deer, along with elk and moose, is one of the most remarkable things in nature. Consider that from the time a deer’s antlers are shed in late winter, within just a couple of months they’re growing again. Hormonal changes spur the entire process, peaking in late summer when the...

George Simolke of Louisiana with his 187 inch jaw-dropping buck! (Photo: LousianaSportsman.com)

Simolke Buck a Staggering 187 Inches With Two Droptines

George Simolke calmly watched the wide-racked buck step out into the field and wondered about how many game camera photos he’d seen of the mature monster in the last six years.   Simolke made one well-placed shot with his 7mm Mag rifle and dropped the buck in his tracks. After laying his hands on...

Record Wisconsin Buck

Astonishing 260 Inch Baker Buck Shatters State Record

The Wisconsin Buck & Bear Club has officially panel-scored a state record, non-typical whitetail buck killed by Jim Baker while bowhunting Sept. 18, 2013, in Waukesha County. Six measurers from the Wisconsin Buck & Bear Club convened to officially score the antlers following a mandatory 60-day drying period. The measurers included: Ron Strauss, Wisconsin...

Tim Watkins' giant buck scored 170-plus inches on a high-racked frame with 12 points. It is the new North Carolina bow record and first known in the state to top the Boone and Crockett minimum of 170 points. (Photo: NorthCarolinaSportsman.com)

Tall 176-Inch Archery Buck Shatters the Record Book

Summertime game camera photos of a tall-tined buck that showed up every three or four days gave Tim Watkins hope for a great hunting season, and then everything fell into place. Watkins, 45, arrowed a monstrous North Carolina buck Sept. 18 while hunting on private land in Stokes County. It was larger than what...

Andy Smith's buck, which he hunted for roughly a year, scored 150 with great mass from the bases through the rack.

Shed Puts Deer Hunter on Quest For 150-Inch Brute

Mississippi bowhunter Andy Smith knew the shed he picked up in spring came off a buck with potential to be a head-turner this autumn, and at that point he put all his efforts into hunting this specific whitetail. After a year of preparation, game camera photos and then a sighting of the buck this...

This monster whitetail buck was reportedly killed in Waukesha County, Wis., and could be a new state record bow kill. Amazing buck! (Photo: WhaleTalesArchery.com)

244-Inch Buck Could be a New Record Bowkill in Wisconsin

A giant nontypical buck — that has been reportedly gross-scored 244 inches — could be a new record in Wisconsin. The photo of this buck and hunter is making the email rounds today. It was posted on the Whale Tales website; that’s an archery retailer in Waukesha County outside of Milwaukee. The Internet has...