big bucks

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...

Reece Hankins with his 180-inch Mississippi buck

Giant 180-Inch Buck Gives Lucky Hunter a Second Chance

For most deer hunters, 100 yards with a firearm is a chip shot so it’s understandable that Reese Hankins was upset and disappointed about missing a big buck at that range. Hankins is a hunting guide at Hickory Hills Hunting Preserve in Mississippi. He was hunting Dec. 27 when a giant buck stepped within...

Shelton Earls with his massive Mississippi non-typical buck, which scored between 222 and 228 inches!

Super Freak Whitetail Buck Scores 228 Inches

Shelton Earls didn’t know what he’d killed, to be honest, when his daughter called after he’d just dropped the hammer on one of the biggest non-typical bucks ever taken in Mississippi. Earls, who is 72 years old, was hunting alone with his .45-70 rifle last December on property near Natchez. He had game camera...