Deer & Deer Hunting: The Best Bucks of 2014-15

Big Bucks of 2014Welcome to the Deer and Deer Hunting 2014-15 Buck Pole, where giant bucks from across the country are featured and deer hunters are celebrated.

The bucks and hunters here are sent to us via email and also some of the hottest big bucks circulating on social media sites. We’ll keep this post updated as new reports of giant bucks roll in throughout the season. Should be a great season!

Good gracious, what a super buck! Tim Kent killed this dandy Iowa brute Nov. 3 with an Elite Energy 35. The deer scored 164-plus. Congrats!

Good gracious, what a super buck! Tim Kent killed this dandy Iowa brute Nov. 3 with an Elite Energy 35. The deer scored 164-plus. Congrats!

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Check out this fine buck killed by Steve Lucas in Alabama. it was scored at more than 194 inches BTR and is a doggone hoss no matter who scores it anywhere or anytime! Wow!

Check out this fine buck killed by Steve Lucas in Alabama. it was scored at more than 194 inches BTR and is a doggone hoss no matter who scores it anywhere or anytime! Wow!

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Valerie Hansen of Michigan with her 170-inch buck. Salute!

Valerie Hansen of Michigan with her 170-inch buck. Salute!

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Good gracious! Look at the palmation and width of this super buck! If anyone has info about it shoot us a line at bigbucks@fwcommunity.com

Good gracious! Look at the palmation and width of this super buck! If anyone has info about it shoot us a line at bigbucks@fwcommunity.com

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Kaite Baron of Pennsylvania killed this buck and we're darn happy for her! Salute!

Kaite Baron of Pennsylvania killed this buck and we’re darn happy for her! Salute!

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Tammy McKnight dropped this Indiana buck with her muzzleloader. Congrats!

Tammy McKnight dropped this Indiana buck with her muzzleloader. Congrats!

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Holy smokes, check out these double droptines on this already super buck! We're not sure where this is from so if anyone has info, drop us a line at bigbucks@fwcommunity.com

Holy smokes, check out these double droptines on this already super buck! We’re not sure where this is from so if anyone has info, drop us a line at bigbucks@fwcommunity.com

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Kid Rock, aka Bob Ritchie, killed this fine buck on his property in southeast Alabama. He's gotten into hunting thanks to fellow musicians Ted Nugent and Hank Williams Jr., who has land near Ritchie's.

Kid Rock, aka Bob Ritchie, killed this fine buck on his property in southeast Alabama. He’s gotten into hunting thanks to fellow musicians Ted Nugent and Hank Williams Jr., who has land near Ritchie’s.

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Joseph Marshall Bryant, age 82, of Caswell County, N.C., killed this 10 pointer during an evening hunt Nov. 17. It's the biggest buck of his life! Despite having health issues including Type II diabetes, Bryant still enjoys hunting and being outdoors. Congratutlations!

Joseph Marshall Bryant, of Caswell County, N.C.

Joseph Marshall Bryant, age 82, of Caswell County, N.C., killed this 10 pointer during an evening hunt Nov. 17. It’s the biggest buck of his life! Despite having health issues including Type II diabetes, Bryant still enjoys hunting and being outdoors. Congratulations!

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Steven Mooore bagged this 9 pointer on Nov 2 in Illinois. The buck has a 17.5″ inside spread and field dressed at more than 220 pounds. Congratulations, Steven!

 

Adam Hupf of Wisconsin with his 200-plus inch buck that could be the new state bow record. Wow!

Adam Hupf of Wisconsin with his 200-plus inch buck that could be the new state bow record. Wow!

Adam Hupf of Wisconsin arrowed a stunner buck that green scored 202 inches net, which could put it atop the Wisconsin record books as the all-time best with a bow. For such a state, that’s pretty remarkable! Hupt also has a 200-plus inch nontypical to his credit, too.

If Hupt’s gorgeous buck eclipses the record, it’ll nudge the current holder to second. The record is held now by Dusty Gerrets of Waupun, Wis., who shot this 189 3/8 inch whopper (pictured below) in November 2012.

William Dusty Gerrits of Waupun, Wis., with his 189 3/8-inch typical record.

William Dusty Gerrits of Waupun, Wis., with his 189 3/8-inch typical record.

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Austin Leery of Utah dropped this fantastic mule deer that will make any hunter excited!

Austin Leery of Utah dropped this fantastic mule deer that will make any hunter excited!

Wow! We were notified via email about this fantastic mule deer killed by Austin Leery of Utah. What a gorgeous deer. We had no other information about the buck or the hunt, so if anyone has some info shoot us a line at alan.clemons@fwcommunity.com to send the deets. What a great deer!

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SEE: Bring in bucks with realistic vocalizations that put their curiosity on high alert! 

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Dan Byers of southeast Iowa with a gorgeous 200-incher! Wow!

Dan Byers of southeast Iowa with a gorgeous 200-incher! Wow!

Dan Byers of southeast Iowa posted his truly awesome buck on Twitter and we had to share. What a gorgeous whitetail! It’s hard to tell with this angle but I count at least 14 scorable points including some cool trashy stickers. Byers said it hits about 200 inches and it sure looks like it would with all the mass and length. Super buck, Dan! Here’s his Twitter post below:

Dan Byers

 

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SEE: Bring in bucks with realistic vocalizations that put their curiosity on high alert! 

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Ted Nugent loves bowhunting and gets into the woods almost every day of the season when he can, whether it's for big bucks like this or ducks and small game.

Ted Nugent loves bowhunting and gets into the woods almost every day of the season when he can, whether it’s for big bucks like this or ducks and small game.

Ted Nugent texted us this photo last Sunday, a super buck that would be a welcome site for any hunter. Nugent loves bowhunting and gets into the woods almost every day of the season when he can, whether it’s for big bucks like this or ducks and small game in Michigan, Texas, Alaska or wherever. Be sure to check out his latest blog for Deer & Deer Hunting.

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Jon Murphy with a great Louisiana buck. Hat tip to @thwackem on the photo. Super buck!

Jon Murphy with a great Louisiana buck. Hat tip to @thwackem on the photo. Super buck!

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Derek Tipsword with an awesome Illinois buck!

Derek Tipsword with an awesome Illinois buck!

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Kyle Osantowski killed this mule of a whitetail in Huron County, Michigan. Wow!

 

Kyle Osantowski killed this mule of a whitetail in Huron County, Michigan. Wow!

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Shawn Domaszek with his super buck killed in Oneida County, Wisconsin.

Shawn Domaszek with his super buck killed in Oneida County, Wisconsin.

SEE: Bring in bucks with realistic vocalizations that put their curiosity on high alert! 

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Waylon Brooks of Wisconsin

Waylon Brooks of Wisconsin

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David Blanton of Realtree Outdoors killed his personal best buck, a 15-pointer scoring 188 2/8.

David Blanton of Realtree Outdoors killed his personal best buck, a 15-pointer scoring 188 2/8.

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Daniel McVay killed this gorgeous buck in Oklahoma and it scored 201 4/8. Congrats!

Daniel McVay killed this gorgeous buck in Oklahoma and it scored 201 4/8. Congrats!

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Jacob Nolke killed this fine 8-point while hunting in Cass County, Michigan.

Jacob Nolke killed this fine 8-point while hunting in Cass County, Michigan.

SEE: Bring in bucks with realistic vocalizations that put them on high alert! 

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Rev Zeke Pipher of Nebraska with his great buck. He's a regular contributor to Deer & Deer Hunting, so look for him on the back page of each issue.

Rev Zeke Pipher of Nebraska with his great buck. He’s a regular contributor to Deer & Deer Hunting, so look for him on the back page of each issue.

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Scent-Lok pro staffer Paul Marshall of Wisconsin with a fine bow buck!

Scent-Lok pro staffer Paul Marshall of Wisconsin with a fine bow buck!

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Wyatt Reinhardt killed a monster buck that any New Hampshire deer hunter would be proud of! The 8-pointer weighed 212 pounds. Congrats!

Wyatt Reinhardt killed a monster buck that any New Hampshire deer hunter would be proud of! The 8-pointer weighed 212 pounds. Congrats!

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Tim Young of Iowa and a cool buck with a wild drop tine!

Tim Young of Iowa and a cool buck with a wild drop tine!

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This is an awesome south Georgia whitetail with some funky antlers.

This is an awesome south Georgia whitetail with some funky antlers.

Bring in bucks with realistic vocalizations that put their curiosity on high alert! 

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What a stud for South Carolina! The Palmetto State turns out some cool bucks every year!

What a stud for South Carolina! The Palmetto State turns out some cool bucks every year!

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This is one happy youngster with his Kentucky buck. Congrats!

This is one happy youngster with his Kentucky buck. Congrats!

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Pete Alfano with a super Oklahoma buck.

Pete Alfano with a super Oklahoma buck.

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Noah Rucks with a fine Wisconsin 8-point bow buck!

Noah Rucks with a fine Wisconsin 8-point bow buck!

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Muluken Rucks of Wisconsin with his first buck! Congratulations!

Muluken Rucks of Wisconsin with his first buck! Congratulations!

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Luke Alan Horn with a 170-plus inch buck from Sebastian County, Arkansas. It had a 22-inch spread. He killed it Nov. 19. What a whopper!

Luke Alan Horn with a 170-plus inch buck from Sebastian County, Arkansas. It had a 22-inch spread. He killed it Nov. 19. What a whopper!

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Super buck for this young hunter in Kentucky. Way to go!

Super buck for this young hunter in Kentucky. Way to go!

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Kaiden Gauther with her fantastic Vermont monster whitetail. What a great buck!

Kaiden Gauther with her fantastic Vermont monster whitetail. What a great buck!

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Jason Krebs and sons with an awesome Nebraska whitetail Wow!

Jason Krebs and sons with an awesome Nebraska whitetail Wow!

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What a gorgeous Illinois buck! The Land of Lincoln really turns out some fine whitetails every year. Congrats!

What a gorgeous Illinois buck! The Land of Lincoln really turns out some fine whitetails every year. Congrats!

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The first buck always is a trophy, no matter what! Welcome to the Backstrap Brotherhood!

The first buck always is a trophy, no matter what! Welcome to the Backstrap Brotherhood!

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Bruno Delai is 93 years old and lives in Herrin, Ill. He killed this deer with his crossbow. He has hunted every season of the Illinois season since it officially opened in 1957.  Huge DDH Salutes, Mr. Delai, for continuing the tradition and getting outdoors. Congrats!

Bruno Delai is 93 years old and lives in Herrin, Ill. He killed this deer with his crossbow. He has hunted every season of the Illinois season since it officially opened in 1957. Huge DDH Salutes, Mr. Delai, for continuing the tradition and getting outdoors. Congrats!

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Whhoooeeee! Look at this wide-racked whopper killed on public land in Alabama. It scores about 151 and definitely is a stud for a lightly-hunted public hunting area. Way to go!

Whhoooeeee! Look at this wide-racked whopper killed on public land in Alabama. It scores about 151 and definitely is a stud for a lightly-hunted public hunting area. Way to go!

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Aaron Zimmerman dropped this beauty in Kansas. Fine buck!

Aaron Zimmerman dropped this beauty in Kansas. Fine buck!

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What a cool buck from Leon County, Texas. The Lone Star State never fails to turn out some eye-popping bucks!

What a cool buck from Leon County, Texas. The Lone Star State never fails to turn out some eye-popping bucks!

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Mark Walker downed this super buck in Cortland County, New York, with his bow. Very nice!

Mark Walker downed this super buck in Cortland County, New York, with his bow. Very nice!

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Eleanor Claire Henry with her 202-inch buck from Lincoln County, Arkansas. What a super deer!

Eleanor Claire Henry with her 202-inch buck from Lincoln County, Arkansas. What a super deer!

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Derek Dirnberger shot this gorgeous 168-inch buck in southeast Missouri.

Derek Dirnberger shot this gorgeous 168-inch buck in southeast Missouri.

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Gabe Perkins had a great Thanksgiving after arrowing this buck in Iowa.

Gabe Perkins had a great Thanksgiving after arrowing this buck in Iowa.

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David Blanton with Realtree make a super shot with this CVA muzzleloader on this great Oklahoma buck. Congrats!

David Blanton with Realtree make a super shot with this CVA muzzleloader on this great Oklahoma buck. Congrats!

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Nichole Boxler of New York traveled to Montana for this hunt and fine buck. Salute!

Nichole Boxler of New York traveled to Montana for this hunt and fine buck. Salute!

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Chris Evenhouse with a great bow buck from Michigan.

Chris Evenhouse with a great bow buck from Michigan.

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Betsy Avery of New York with her first buck, taken with a .243 rifle. The deer weighed 230 pounds and she was hunting in Madison County. Congratulations!

Betsy Avery of New York with her first buck, taken with a .243 rifle. The deer weighed 230 pounds and she was hunting in Madison County. Congratulations!

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What a super buck taken from Stueben County, New York! It has a 24-inch inside spread. Salute!

What a super buck taken from Stueben County, New York! It has a 24-inch inside spread. Salute!

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K.G. Reis with a stunning 189-inch whitetail in Allegany County, New York. Wow!

K.G. Reis with a stunning 189-inch whitetail in Allegany County, New York. Wow!

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Kevin Jarnagin of Oklahoma with a super buck killed with his Smith & Wesson M&P Rifle on the Chain Ranch in Oklahoma, just before Christmas. Great buck!

Kevin Jarnagin of Oklahoma with a super buck killed with his Smith & Wesson M&P Rifle on the Chain Ranch in Oklahoma, just before Christmas. Great buck!

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Mark Davis of South Carolina hosts the Big Water Adventures fishing TV show but in deer season he's chasing bucks like this one down in Texas. Salute!

Mark Davis of South Carolina hosts the Big Water Adventures fishing TV show but in deer season he’s chasing bucks like this one down in Texas. Salute!

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Giovanni Silletta used his CVA muzzleloader for this fine Canada whitetail. Smokepoles!

Giovanni Silletta used his CVA muzzleloader for this fine Canada whitetail. Smokepoles!

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Jason Short with an outstanding Cayuga County, New York, 10-pointer with 24-inch main beams and a 20.75-inch inside spread. Congratulations!

Jason Short with an outstanding Cayuga County, New York, 10-pointer with 24-inch main beams and a 20.75-inch inside spread. Congratulations!

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Grant Vick with his 11-pointer from Kemper County, Louisiana, a state that has turned out some whoppers the last few seasons.

Grant Vick with his 11-pointer from Kemper County, Louisiana, a state that has turned out some whoppers the last few seasons.

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Chad Scyphers of West Virginia hunted this big 12-point for years before finally getting a shot, and his hard work paid off. The buck green scored 196 5/8 with an estimated 10 points of deductions, which if accurate still would put the buck about 10 points better than the state record. Scyphers isn't getting his hopes up yet but it looks like his patience and work paid off with a state record! Congratulations!

Chad Scyphers of West Virginia hunted this big 12-point for years before finally getting a shot, and his hard work paid off. The buck green scored 196 5/8 with an estimated 10 points of deductions, which if accurate still would put the buck about 10 points better than the state record. Scyphers isn’t getting his hopes up yet but it looks like his patience and work paid off with a state record! Congratulations!

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William Haychoff of Pennsylvania

William Haychoff of Pennsylvania

Ryan Harrower killed this heavy-antlered beast in Saskatchewan.

Ryan Harrower killed this heavy-antlered beast in Saskatchewan.

Shawn Alleshouse with a fine Ohio buck!

Shawn Alleshouse with a fine Ohio buck!

Roland Andrus of Louisiana killed this nice buck in Missouri using Smokey's deer lure.

Roland Andrus of Louisiana killed this nice buck in Missouri using Smokey’s deer lure.

Check out this gnarly beast from Ohio!

Check out this gnarly beast from Ohio!

Gregg Ritz of Hunt Masters with a great Thompson/Center muzzleloader buck.

Gregg Ritz of Hunt Masters with a great Thompson/Center muzzleloader buck.

Gorgeous 140-inch bow buck from Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. Nice!

Gorgeous 140-inch bow buck from Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. Nice!

Emily Pratt with a super West Virginia buck. Congrats!

Emily Pratt with a super West Virginia lever-action buck. Congrats!

Drew Leonard with a solid buck from Indiana. Salute!

Drew Leonard with a solid buck from Indiana. Salute!

Leonard Rohrscheib of Arkansas killed a beast!

Leonard Rohrscheib of Arkansas killed a beast!

Josh Peterson killed this stunner buck in western Wisconsin.

Josh Peterson killed this stunner buck in western Wisconsin.

This Ohio monster has some awesome character with the mass and drops. Wow!

This Ohio monster has some awesome character with the mass and drops. Wow!

Ken McMullin killed this fantastic buck in New York. Salute!

Ken McMullin killed this fantastic buck in New York. Salute!

Beau Jensen with a gorgeous Iowa buck.

Beau Jensen with a gorgeous Iowa buck.

David Smith with a fine New York buck. Congrats!

David Smith with a fine New York buck. Congrats!

Check out this great 150-class 11-point killed by Brad Doughty in December 2013 on Jackson Bienville WMA in Louisiana. Nice!

Check out this great 150-class 11-point killed by Brad Doughty in December 2013 on Jackson Bienville WMA in Louisiana. Nice!

Brad Forester with his awesome Minnesota 14-point buck. Wow! You may need to just stop hunting now, young man! Congrats!

Brad Forester with his awesome Minnesota 14-point buck. Wow! You may need to just stop hunting now, young man! Congrats!

Billy Hammond with a fine Illinois bow buck.

Billy Hammond with a fine Illinois bow buck.

Ben King and his great Pennsylvania buck. Wow!

Ben King and his great Pennsylvania buck. Wow!

Curt Rapp and his awesome Iowa buck. Nice rack!

Curt Rapp and his awesome Iowa buck. Nice rack!

Ashley Huntley with a Minnesota 9-point velvet buck she killed in early November. Cool!

Ashley Huntley with a Minnesota 9-point velvet buck she killed in early November. Cool!

Kevin Van Dam of Michigan, a professional angler and four-time Bassmaster Classic champion, shot this awesome buck recently while hunting in Kansas. VanDam pursues big bucks during the bass tournament off-season and is on the Bass Pro Shops pro staff.

Kevin Van Dam of Michigan, a professional angler and four-time Bassmaster Classic champion, shot this awesome buck recently while hunting in Kansas. VanDam pursues big bucks during the bass tournament off-season and is on the Bass Pro Shops pro staff.

We're still looking for information on this astounding buck! Wow!

We’re still looking for information on this astounding buck! Wow!

Timothy Byroad with a fine buck from  2013. Congrats!

Timothy Byroad with a fine buck from 2013. Congrats!

Shane Stahulak took a pair of great bucks while in Illinois on a bowhunting trip. Salute!

Shane Stahulak took a pair of great bucks while in Illinois on a bowhunting trip. Salute!

Michael Chamberlain killed this awesome Minnesota 13-point that scored 196 3/8. Yowza!

Michael Chamberlain killed this awesome Minnesota 13-point that scored 196 3/8. Yowza!

Whitney Woodrick of Florida with her first muzzleloader buck, with a CVA Accura, during an Illinois hunt. Congrats!

Whitney Woodrick of Florida with her first muzzleloader buck, with a CVA Accura, during an Illinois hunt. Congrats!

Check out this Iowa giant! What a buck!

Check out this Iowa giant! What a buck!

Drew Weir dropped this monstrous 23-point buck in Benton County,  Arkansas. Holy smokes!

Drew Weir dropped this monstrous 23-point buck in Benton County, Arkansas. Holy smokes!

Drew Haas put down this super Indiana buck. Salute!

Drew Haas put down this super Indiana buck. Salute!

Levi Morgan with his awesome Louisiana buck. The Pelican State turns out some eye-poppers!

Levi Morgan with his awesome Louisiana buck. The Pelican State turns out some eye-poppers!

We're not sure where this buck was killed but check out this awesome crown of antlers. It looks like a double-rack buck!

We’re not sure where this buck was killed but check out this awesome crown of antlers. It looks like a double-rack buck!

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