big bucks

ReAnn Chatham with her 149 inch Mississippi buck.

She Took One More Moment and Then Dropped a Whopper

Fourteen was the key number for ReAnn Chatham last winter while deer hunting with her father in Mississippi. First, ReAnn is 14 years old. Second, the monster buck she shot has 14 points and was a deer they had been seeing occasionally. They knew it was in the area and ReAnn’s father, Greg, figured...

Dan Schmidt Texas deer

Intense Whitetail Management: South Texas Lessons, Clues for Trophy Buck Potential

The white-tailed deer’s popularity is especially augmented by its adaptability and abundance. This malleable herbivore is not only abundant, but it also can live just about anywhere — from our back yards to the deep, dark forests of Canada, providing sportsmen ample and affordable hunting opportunities. By Bob Zaiglin Although the whitetail has always...

Steve Bartylla has some of the best deer hunting tips for land and whitetail management, stand placement and more in his new book, Big Buck Secrets.

Best Deer Hunting Tips Revealed in Big Buck Secrets

Seasoned whitetail hunter Steve Bartylla serves as a personal trainer with his new book, Big Buck Secrets, divulging insider tips on scouting and sharing hunting tactics that will help the average hunter take his or her craft to the next level. Big Buck Secrets, from Krause Publications, is available at www.shopdeerhunting.com. Calling on more...

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Amazing Fight Between Two Incredibly Tough Bucks

Why do bucks fight? Myriad reasons, of course, including hormones, aggression, defending turf and in late summer playful jousting to sort of set the pecking order among the group. These bucks are flat-out gettin’ after it, though, and it’s a cool fight to watch between two giant deer. One is a 10-point and the...

Josh Peterson killed this stunner buck in western Wisconsin.

Deer & Deer Hunting: The Best Bucks of 2014-15

Welcome to the Deer and Deer Hunting 2014-15 Buck Pole, where giant bucks from across the country are featured and deer hunters are celebrated. The bucks and hunters here are sent to us via email and also some of the hottest big bucks circulating on social media sites. We’ll keep this post updated as new...

Bucks rubs reveal clues that can help you during the season.

Rubs: The Whitetail’s Communication Hub

Humans learn by seeing. Deer do, too. When a hunter comes upon a big rub, his heart skips a beat. When a whitetail buck encounters a rub of any size, it has different thoughts. Our excitement has to do with hunting possibilities. A buck’s has to do with identifying who made the rub, because...

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Big Buck Hunters Know When to Shift for Hot Rut Strategies

Becoming more knowledgeable about the various phases of the white-tailed deer rut is one of the most enjoyable and challenging things deer hunters can do. While many hunters believe “the rut” is the exciting chasing and breeding period, the actual rut is a months-long process. Learning more about these fascinating, unique phases and how to...

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Understand Deer Better to Make the Most of the Rut This Season!

Because normally secretive and wary bucks have the tendency to become careless and more visible during the rut, this time can be one of the most exciting of the hunting season to kill a trophy whitetail. This period can be a chaotic and unpredictable time in the field due to hunting pressure, weather conditions, and...

Justin Braswell Mississippi Tallahatchie County scores 193 48

Lady Luck Shines on Deer Hunter with 193-Inch Giant

Justin Braswell freely admits he didn’t have a grand plan or anything other than wanting to sit in a deer stand for an evening hunt and maybe see a nice buck. Well, things turned out pretty good for him when Lady Luck turned on the megawatt shine and smiled broadly. Braswell, of Greenwood, Miss.,...