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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....

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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...

Cody Miller with his Big City buck shot during an early November bowhunt.

The Chase Ends for Big City

In autumn 2016, Illinois had been experiencing above-average high temperatures for the last few months. The most recent information I obtained from trail cameras, showed a lot of morning movement when the temperatures were cooler. On Nov. 6, I knew it was that time; I just had that feeling as temperatures were projected to...

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...

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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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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...