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Big Bucks North of the Border

Note: Deer & Deer Hunting Editor Dan Schmidt has just returned from a weeklong hunt near Prince Albert, Saskatchewan.  This is the first installment of a five-part blog series on his adventure. Check back each day this week for updates.

Bowhunter Bags His Biggest Deer Ever

Jason Pickerill with his biggest buck ever.

On Monday, Nov. 14 Jason Pickerill harvested a buck of a lifetime in Hancock County, Illinois. After sitting all day Saturday and Sunday to no...

What Makes Odd Buck Antlers?

Jeff Evans and his trophy 9-pointer. Photo by Dan Schmidt

Whitetail antlers come in all shapes and sizes, and the reasons why some bucks grow abnormal antlers is highly speculative — even among white-tailed deer researchers.

Take...

Guess the Score of this Monster Buck

Monster 10-point whitetail buck.

Here's a fun exercise for today: Take a shot at field-judging this trophy buck.

Here's what D&DH Editor Dan Schmidt had to say:

"I'm not saying that Brad and I are the end-all experts, but here's what...