Turkey and wild sheep hunters have a Grand Slam, big game hunters have the Super Slam and now whitetail deer hunters have their own slam opportunity: the Whitetail SLAM inspired by hunting personality Tom Miranda.
In his new book The Rut Hunters, Miranda enlists some famous hunting friends to deliver the definitive hunter’s strategy manual for challenging the coveted Whitetail SLAM. The result is a book that gives hunters tips and advice on how to hunt across the country, plus dozens of great big-buck photos and strategies on how to hunt them.
A hunter with over 40 years experience, Miranda began working on the creation of Whitetail SLAM with biologists Dr. James Kroll and Dr. Harry Jacobson to promote the camaraderie and hunting heritage that is at the root of a hunting culture while educating hunters on deer in the United States.
“In whitetail hunting today, the only awards come in the form of world records and monster bucks. Whitetail SLAM is a buck hunting challenge for the everyday hunter,” Miranda says. “We feel that it’s important for hunters to understand the diversity of deer across North America and to look at the positive benefits of traveling the country and hunting the different sub-species of whitetails.”
In addition to essential information about registering any and all of the eight primary sub-groups of whitetail deer in the pursuit of the Whitetail SLAM, The Rut Hunters also includes over 200 color photos to aid hunters in acquiring their bucks, information on the eight recognized territories in North America and a spotlight of other hunters’ big game accomplishments to motivate readers as they strive for the SLAM. Readers will also find expert advice from some of Miranda’s high-profile friends, including Don Kisky, Eddie Claypool, Melissa Bachman and Stan Potts. No other resource will provide the level of instruction on whitetail species and habitats, planning a hunt, hunt swaps and more.
The first chapter of the new book, Why the Whitetail is King, is condensed and excerpted here. Follow this blog to read more excerpts once a week. Look for Miranda to be the guest on Deer Talk Now on Feb. 19.
Join Miranda and his famous buck hunting friends as they dive into the who, what, where, when, why and how of hunting the unique whitetail sub-groups of North America by picking up a copy of The Rut Hunters at shopdeerhunting.com.
About Tom Miranda
Tom Miranda is a bowhunter, trapper, author, television host and producer. Through his book, Adventure Bowhunter, and award-winning television programming, he has taken audiences with him on exciting expeditions across the world. Tom has taken more than 60 whitetails on video in addition to the Super SLAM of North American Big Game with archery tackle.