giant bucks

Kayser Arrows Bruiser Buck Despite Challenging Weather

Rain, sleet or snow, or even a heatwave, can’t stop the rut. D&DH producer Lonnie Garland and host Mark Kayser set out on a quest for a Kansas giant. For five days the duo put Kayser’s mentality and Mathews No Cam to the test with temperatures reaching nearly 80 degrees, but the rut couldn’t...

Deer Talk Now: Tactics for Hunting Smaller Properties

Wide Open Wednesday is one of our most popular days on Deer Talk Now because that’s when you’re the star of the show. In this classic episode of Deer Talk Now, hosts Dan Schmidt and Brad Rucks answer viewer questions that cover a wide range of hunting topics. For example, one viewer wants to...

Deer, Big Game Hunting License Application Deadlines Draw Near

If you’re planning to travel this year for a deer hunting trip in some of the western states, it’s high time to get on the stick and get in your applications. Hunting season application deadlines are drawing near in some states. In the past couple of weeks I’ve noticed, for example, that Utah’s application...

Deer Talk Now: Scoring Your Biggest Bucks

In this super episode of Deer Talk Now, host Dan Schmidt discusses scoring antlers with two official measurers of Boone and Crockett and Pope and Young whitetails: David Morris of Oregon and Sam Wilkins of Washington. Both men are highly experienced antler-scorers and big-buck fanatics. In this show, they and Dan sit down at...

Gigantic Velvet Buck is a Jaw-Dropping Stunner

Big buck reports are rolling in from all parts of the country as deer seasons open, and we’re starting to see some magnificent deer that make our jaws drop! This one is definitely in that category. We’re still trying to find out more information about the hunter and the buck. Internet chatter and social...

Amazing Video of Stunning, Giant Locked Bucks

It’s not uncommon to see video of bucks locked up after battling each other, but this stunning footage of two big bruisers is worth a look! The 10-point and 8-point bucks locked up during what obviously was a pretty fierce fight in this video posted by Adam Anderson. The 8-point died and the bigger...

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...