Whitetail Deer Antlers

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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Sweet Little 10-Year Old Girl Drops Monster 206-Inch Iowa Buck

Kamryn Vogel wanted to shoot but couldn’t get a good sight line on the monstrous buck standing in the shoulder-high Eagle Seed soybeans growing in the fertile Iowa soil. At 10 years old and already with a few deer under her belt from previous seasons, Vogel was ready to do something. Sitting there in...

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...

Freakish Gigantic Buck: Do You Think This is Fenced or Free Range?

This is one gigantic buck with width and mass and droptines! It definitely is a beast. Deer this large have several things going for them including genetics, a wonderful supply of forage and usually little to no hunting pressure. Bucks this big wandering around during the day definitely are comfortable in their surroundings. It...