Whoa! Check out this genuine monster buck killed when it was hit by a truck in Alabama, which is unfortunate of course but sometimes that happens when the peak rut kicks in.
This big bruiser was struck and killed by Bryne Diehl, the punter on the University of Alabama’s 1992 national championship football team. Diehl hit the deer about 6:30 p.m. Jan. 9 while traveling in Walker County on Corridor X, an interstate spur northwest of Birmingham. He and his family were going to Birmingham for a monster trucks event.
Needless to say, the truck was a mess. Hitting a big deer can do that, of course. And while we hate to see bucks hit by vehicles at any time, that happens when they start getting frisky and chasing hot does. Unfortunate, but Mother Nature doesn’t always play “fair” like we might want it to happen … especially for such a stud buck like this ol’ boy.
The buck has 15 points that can be scored and definitely some width — reportedly 26 inches — and mass, clearly visible in the photo. Word is that at least two official scorers are working to put a tape on it as soon as possible.
Check back for more updates soon.
From Deer & Deer Hunting Magazine, the 2016 Whitetails Wall Calendar features the work of deer researchers Wayne Laroche and Charlie Alsheimer, who reveal the 2016 whitetail rut prediction, based on years of lunar cycle research. Utilize this deer moon phase calendar to find out which days the deer will be seeking and chasing so you can time the rut for the best time to hunt.
“The DDH wall calendar is one of our most popular annual ShopDeerHunting items,” said Dan Schmidt, DDH Content Director and Editor-in-Chief. “The 2016 calendar, just like the ones before it, features some amazing whitetail deer photography that captures deer in all the seasons. It also provides deer activity charts so you can plan your hunt.”
With the 2016 DDH Whitetails Wall Calendar you’ll learn:
- When the seeking, chasing and tending phases of the rut will occur for North & South
- The predicted dates of Major & Minor deer activity in 2016
- Daily 2016 Moon-phase data