big bucks

Deer Rut Calendar Pays Off With Public Land Giant

Each year D&DH publishes a Whitetails Wall Calendar that includes predictions from deer researchers Charlie Alsheimer and Wayne Laroche for when the seeking, chasing and tending phases of the rut will occur in the North and South. Each year, hunter Steve Kress of Jonestown, Pa., uses the calendar to determine when peak rutting activity...

Despite Intense Pain, Bowhunter Drops 178-Inch Giant

It’s no secret that Iowa hunters have taken tons of trophy bone. The Hawkeye State is well-known for growing monster deer, and many non-residents often have to wait years to get an opportunity to go after an Iowa giant. It’s become so common to hear about another big Iowa buck on the ground that...

Double Droptine 214-Incher is His Buck of a Lifetime

Gary Barenz isn’t a trophy buck hunter, despite living in one of the best areas of the country to see and kill giant whitetails. Barenz has seen them in his 40-odd years of hunting, but he’s never really dialed into the trophy mentality. He just enjoys hunting near his home in central Wisconsin, which...

You Won’t Believe What Happened in this Big Buck Story

Aside from it being opening day of firearms deer season, Nov. 15, 2016, was a special day for Michigan deer hunter Harold Kleinow. Kleinow is 79 years old and hails from Carleton, Mich. That November day also is when he was presented with a refurbished head mount of the first buck his father, George Kleinow,...

Big Buck Secrets is Packed with Great Deer Hunting Insight

While there is a wealth of available knowledge on hunting trophy bucks, very little of this information actually comes from someone who hunts in the same places, or even the same conditions, as their audience. Because of this disparity, it often becomes unrealistic to follow this type of how-to information, as little of it...