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Big Rubs: Are They the Superhighway to Big Bucks?

The whitetail’s most visible rut-time signs also have spawned deep-rooted myths. Count, if you can, how many times you’ve heard someone say, “Small rubs always equal small deer. You have to find big rubs to find big deer.” What’s the count? Probably dozens, right? Unfortunately, that blanket statement is yet another whitetail myth. Although...

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How to Make a Deer Mineral Site

  Don’t put it off anymore: Now is the perfect time to establish deer mineral licks on your hunting property. Few things are more rewarding to hunters and landowners than creating something beneficial for wildlife, and that includes adding mineral licks to your property. Minerals are necessary for whitetail deer health. Along with normal...

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10 Tips for Finding More Shed Antlers

Hey shed heads, want to find more antlers this year? It’s time to start thinking about where to look and how to find the antlers bucks have cast. Shed hunting is a super way to learn more about the property where you hunt along with enjoying the outdoors. “Honestly, I can’t think of a...

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Is This Gagger Monster Buck the New State Record?

Word travels fast when a truly giant whitetail buck is displayed at a deer expo and it’s one of the biggest ever killed in the Southeast, not to mention the state in which it was taken. A truly remarkable buck was put into the Big Buck Classic, an annual event in Arkansas celebrating deer...

This giant buck was hit by a truck in Alabama.

Monster Buck Hit, Killed But Will Make Your Eyes Pop!

Whoa! Check out this genuine monster buck killed when it was hit by a truck in Alabama, which is unfortunate of course but sometimes that happens when the peak rut kicks in. This big bruiser was struck and killed by Bryne Diehl, the punter on the University of Alabama’s 1992 national championship football team....

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Huge Deer Survived Nasty Fight

  Deer truly are built to survive. Take this 4-1/2-year-old Alabama buck that I shot in 2012 as an example. When the deer appeared in the food plot before me he appeared to be the picture of good health. He was thick, muscled, and strutted like the king of the woods. Little did I know...

Phil Phillips with a cool Kansas buck!

Brave the Cold For Late Season Buck Hunting

If any of you bowhunters didn’t get the buck of your dreams during the early archery season, don’t despair! The late-season hunts can be great for a bowhunter to get the drop on a monster buck. By PHIL PHILLIPS The Colder, the Better I’m a Midwest hunter for the most part, but I also...

Oh, my! Greg Thompson's high-racked Texas archery buck came from a 33,000-acre free range hunt. What a buck!

Buck Pole Honor Roll: Your Best Bucks of 2015-16

We’re back for another great look at the Buck Pole Honor Roll for the 2015-16 season with your bucks and does from across the country! Each year we highlight your deer and the hunters who killed them with photos that will be updated all season long. These are from submissions on social media and...

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Ted Nugent on Fred Bear and Public Relations

It’s tough to put a label on Ted Nugent: music icon, diehard hunter, passionate defender of the Second Amendment, outspoken … probably a few more descriptions, too. Uncle Ted’s been going hardcore gonzo backstrap-lovin’ deer hunting for decades. How many? Let’s just say decades. He’s 67 — can you believe that? — and still...