big bucks

Bucks Are Wary Loners, Need Their Own Space

Scientific studies have shown that space is a critical component of a mature white-tailed buck’s habitat requirements. In other words, having a home isn’t enough; he needs to have his own room. Even more interesting, bucks and does have been shown to keep to themselves within their home ranges, even when these ranges overlap....

Best Tips for Consistent, Successful Bowhunting Accuracy

Ask most bowhunters how many steps are involved in aiming and they’ll normally say something like, “One. Put the pin on a target and release.” This simplistic approach to aiming with sights — in some respects, while aiming instinctively with traditional gear — is the root cause of many common shoot- ing problems, including...

You Won’t Believe How Weird This Buck’s Antlers Are!

When deer hunters hear the term “unique antlers” they often first think about a gnarly non-typical rack or maybe a big buck with droptines that look like handles. But in December 2015, Casey Burnett of Alabama killed what definitely classifies as a unique buck. He and his lease partner saw the buck on their game...

Buckshots: Family Deer Hunt and Buck of a Lifetime

Deer hunting often is about being in the right place at the right time, which is exactly what happened to Lenny Gilbert IV during his trip to southern Delaware in November. Gilbert was in camp with his father, Lenny III, and younger brother, Brandon, the second week of November for their annual hunt. Gilbert...

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....

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...

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...

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...