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Mark Davis of South Carolina was hunting on his lease in Texas when this wide old buck came within range. Congrats!

Buck Pole Honor Roll 2016-17: Your Best Whitetails

Deer season is here and so is the annual Buck Pole Honor Roll with your smiling faces and whitetails, blacktails and more from across the country! Each year we highlight deer and the hunters who killed them with photos that will be updated all season long. These are from submissions on social media and via email....

Bucks learn and adapt, with some of them becoming what hunters believe are reclusive and never showing themselves during the day.

Reclusive Bucks: Whitetails Easily Adapt to Man, Development

The almost full-grown button buck fawn clumsily picked its way through the thick brush directly behind its mom. Sometimes they would get separated, more common now that the fawn was rather independent, but a bleat from the fawn allowed the doe to relocate her offspring and they would continue on their daily journey. Once...

Stephen Tucker of Gallatin, Tenn., dropped this potential world record nontypical buck with his muzzleloader. It green scored just over 308 inches and is undergoing the mandatory 60-day drying period for official Boone & Crockett Club scoring.

Possible World Record Non-Typical Buck is a Stunner!

Non-typical deer are unique, without question, and it’s a mystery why their antlers grow to be so strangely different from the more common symmetrical bucks we see. Sometimes it’s because of an injury, some may be genetically different, or it could just be a superbuck with age, food and enough wariness to stay out of...

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Hunter, Battling Cancer, Drops Monster 19-Point Buck

Warren Curtis of Lee, Maine, has been a trapper, hunter and outdoorsman for years. Living in Maine can be challenging in winter, when the weather’s not always great. For outdoorsmen it is a tough environment but just part of the deal. Curtis and his son, James, were hunting near Prentiss in east-central Maine on...

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One Easy Way to Bring Big Bucks To You!

Mature whitetails are secretive, nocturnal creatures. Fortunately, you can break them of that “annoying” habit with this simple strategy. There seems to be three styles of deer hunters—those who hunt over food sources and take whatever comes their way, those who hunt the transitional routes between feeding and bedding areas and take whatever comes their...

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Hot Gear: Easily, Quickly Measure Bucks with Trophy Tape

If you’ve ever been in camp when someone says, “I wonder what that rack measures” but were basically clueless about scoring it, those days of wondering are over. I’ve been in those shoes. Part of measuring a big buck is the actual taping process, which scorers enjoy. I think it’s similar to a craftsman...

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Buckshots: Firefighter Extinguishes Wisconsin Brute

When Ross Weber got into his stand on Oct. 13, 2015, he was hoping that he might get a chance at a big buck working the area — at the time, though, he didn’t know just how big that buck would end up being. And why would he even think a monster would show up?...

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Team DDH Tags Out in Texas to Kick Off Season

The weekend turned out well for Team DDH in Texas at the Patterson Ranch near Aspermont, out in the western part of the state north of Abilene. Jamie Wilkinson and Dan Schmidt were successful on awesome bucks with management tags. Both were hunting with Mossberg Patriot rifles, Hornady ammo, Nikon optics and Ani-Logics Outdoors. Patterson Ranch is...

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10 Great Tips for Decoying Big Bucks

During the pre-rut and rut I love deploying a decoy in my setup and getting aggressive. This seems to be the best time as bucks are on the move, and if they are not with a doe they are usually on edge and ready for a fight at anytime! The buck decoy I use...