giant bucks

Larysa Swityk for Bumping Bucks

Bump, Dump and Thump Giant Whitetail Bucks

Tom Miranda of the Whitetail SLAM has authored a new book, The Rut Hunters. This Tom Miranda blog features excerpts from that book. One strategy used by veteran buck killers during pre-rut and the October lull is known as bump and dump. In this scenario, the hunter walks into a known big buck hideout in midmorning and bumps the target buck...

Pat Gaffney of RAM Outfitters guides hunters to big bucks on great land in the upper Midwest.

Deer Talk Now: Pat Gaffney Spills His Big Buck Secrets

Pat Gaffney, one of the top outfitters in the upper Midwest, joins Deer Talk Now for some outstanding insights on hunting big bucks. Gaffney secures hunting rights in southeast Minnesota and Wisconsin through his group, RAM Outfitters. RAM stands for Rifle, Archery and Muzzleloader, because Gaffney knows hunters are different. But one thing many...

Gregg Ritz knows the importance of a supportive family during hunting seasons.

Support Team Critically Important During Deer Season

Tom Miranda of the Whitetail SLAM has authored a new book, The Rut Hunters. This Tom Miranda blog features excerpts from that book. It’s hard to see at certain times of the fall, but serious whitetail hunters typically end up with a very supportive spouse and understanding family – or they end up alone, which is very similar to the world...

Dennie Bowman of North Carolina with his giant spike buck killed in late 2013.

Have You Seen This Freakishly Gigantic Spike Buck?

Most deer hunters consider a nontypical buck to be one with a regular rack and drop tines, kicker points, weird tines or anything else abnormal that would make you do a double-take. What about a gigantic buck with foot-long spikes? Yep, that probably would qualify as a nontypical? It darn sure is freaky! Dennie Bowman...

Gnarly Ohio Whitetail

Take a Look at This Fantastic Gnarly Nontypical Whitetail

Love those gnarly racks with trash and stickers and kickers on ’em! Check out this buck and hunter’s tale from the 2012 season in Ohio, where this great buck got curious about some grunting and rattling in his area. Bad mistake! —- Want to tip the odds in your favor for taking a buck...

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...

Walter Dowdle with his massive Alabama buck.

Dowdle Buck Came Late, But Definitely a Stunner

Walter Dowdle got to the hunting club late but still had enough time to see the buck of a lifetime and squeeze off a shot. He may not be able to top this giant buck, his best in 38 years of chasing deer. The mainframe 12-point has a few extra stickers and some non-scoring...