giant whitetail antlers

Despite Intense Pain, Bowhunter Drops 178-Inch Giant

It’s no secret that Iowa hunters have taken tons of trophy bone. The Hawkeye State is well-known for growing monster deer, and many non-residents often have to wait years to get an opportunity to go after an Iowa giant. It’s become so common to hear about another big Iowa buck on the ground that...

Pursuit of Twin Towers, Buck of a Lifetime

My mother-in-law always said things happen for a reason.  I help out one day a week at a nearby farm to secure exclusive hunting rights on their 200 acres. I had a commitment to work on the afternoon of Thursday, October 20, 2016, however, the landowner canceled it for a later time. With my...

Potts Pours Over Aerial Photos, Then Kills Giant Bucks

The core premise of the Whitetail SLAM is to travel in search of whitetail hunting opportunities, and to prove that you’ve got the chops to successfully harvest whitetail bucks in vastly different areas. Tom Miranda of the Whitetail SLAM has authored a new book, The Rut Hunters. This Tom Miranda blog features excerpts from the book, which has information from...

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...

Simolke Buck a Staggering 187 Inches With Two Droptines

George Simolke calmly watched the wide-racked buck step out into the field and wondered about how many game camera photos he’d seen of the mature monster in the last six years.   Simolke made one well-placed shot with his 7mm Mag rifle and dropped the buck in his tracks. After laying his hands on...

Astonishing 260 Inch Baker Buck Shatters State Record

The Wisconsin Buck & Bear Club has officially panel-scored a state record, non-typical whitetail buck killed by Jim Baker while bowhunting Sept. 18, 2013, in Waukesha County. Six measurers from the Wisconsin Buck & Bear Club convened to officially score the antlers following a mandatory 60-day drying period. The measurers included: Ron Strauss, Wisconsin...

Sweet Little 10-Year Old Girl Drops Monster 206-Inch Iowa Buck

Kamryn Vogel wanted to shoot but couldn’t get a good sight line on the monstrous buck standing in the shoulder-high Eagle Seed soybeans growing in the fertile Iowa soil. At 10 years old and already with a few deer under her belt from previous seasons, Vogel was ready to do something. Sitting there in...

244-Inch Buck Could be a New Record Bowkill in Wisconsin

A giant nontypical buck — that has been reportedly gross-scored 244 inches — could be a new record in Wisconsin. The photo of this buck and hunter is making the email rounds today. It was posted on the Whale Tales website; that’s an archery retailer in Waukesha County outside of Milwaukee. The Internet has...