big bucks

Antlers from deer said to be owned by Kansas collector in 2008.

Antler Collector: Brow Tine Triggered Marc Anthony Deer Controversy

A Facebook user who might have unearthed the biggest scandal in deer hunting history said today that 30 years of antler collecting help him develop a memory for unique racks. That uncanny memory is being linked to him possibly connecting another antler collector’s rack to a very similar one on a deer that celebrity...

Marc Anthony Buck 2010

B&C, P&Y Respond to Marc Anthony Deer Controversy

Two of North America’s biggest antler-scoring organizations have spoken on the status of record bucks entered into their programs by embroiled Illinois bowhunter Marc Anthony. By Keri J. Butt One is hot on the trail, the other is taking a wait-and-see approach. Record-book entries for trophy deer allegedly killed by embroiled celebrity bowhunter Marc...

This is the buck, as displayed at the 2011 Illinois Deer Classic. The entry card read, "Archery - Marc Anthony, Goodfield, Schuyler County, 12-pointer, 2010, 187-4/8." Photo courtesy of Jeff Lampe, www.heartlandoutdoors.com. Lampe broke the story on the controversy last Saturday.

Marc Anthony Deer Scandal Rocks Hunting World

Not to make light of what seems like a very serious matter, but the recent unravelings of famous Illinois whitetail bowhunter Marc Anthony (the ghillie suit guy) seem like, as Yogi Berra would say, “Déjà vu all over again.” by Daniel E. Schmidt As a deer hunting world, we’ve been here before. Quasi-famous hunter...

Bill Winke

When are the Best Times to Run Cameras for Big Bucks?

Deer hunters know that game cameras are among the most valuable tools for gathering data about bucks and does, but do you know one of the best times to use cameras to increase you chances of success during the hunting season? Tom Miranda’s new book, The Rut Hunters, offers outstanding information from some of...

Fighting Texas bucks

Amazing Bucks Fight, One Leaves as the Loser

What happens when two big bucks square off? One wins, one loses. It’s just the way things are settled among bucks each year, whether it’s in New York or Texas, Florida or Wisconsin. Bucks fight, sometimes they die, and the social pecking order is more established. Check out this video of two south Texas...

John, Holly and Hunter Bargren rejoice in the hunt of a lifetime after John made a clutch shot on this 200+ inch whitetail in 2013.

Biggest Buck Ever? Bargren Buck Comes Close

Is there better way to celebrate a big buck on the ground than with your family at your side? After shooting this 200+ inch Illinois whitetail, Jon Bargren got to do just that with his wife and daughter. BY KERI J. BUTT Illinois native Jon Bargren and his family have a long history with...

Fighting Bucks

Fighting Monster Bucks Get Down and Dirty

The next time you’re thinking about doing a little rattling sequence to mimic bucks fighting, remember that sometimes they get down and dirty in a hardcore clash. Check out this cool video we found on YouTube of two giant bucks going at it in the dirt. They’re intent on finding out who’s the toughest,...

Tom Miranda Blog Whitetail Slam

Miranda: Why the Whitetail is King

Tom Miranda of the Whitetail SLAM has authored a new book, The Rut Hunters. This Tom Miranda blog features excerpts from that book. Most of us envision bugling elk, bug-eyed swaying bull moose responding to a plaintive call, or perhaps a few of the critters that call Africa home when we dream big about...