Buck Breeding Doe

WATCH: Giant Buck Breeds Doe, Hunter Makes Great Shot

We get to see some cool and sometimes crazy things in the woods while deer hunting, but it’s not too often that a hunter sees what J.B. Mobley watched a few years ago. Mobley was hunting and saw a buck following a doe. She finally stopped and allowed the giant buck to breed her....

A thick-bodied buck feeds in a field during an early season archery hunt in northeast Wyoming at Trophy Ridge Outfitters. (photo courtesy of Chad Drawbauch)

Video: Big Velvet Buck Shot During Bowhunt

  BY DANIEL E. SCHMIDT Bowhunters across North America have their favorite broadheads, bows and tree stands. And they also are quick to share the best places to bowhunt in the U.S. I’ve been blessed to have had the opportunity to travel across the country these past 19 years in search of whitetails and...

Drone

Is a Shotgun or Rifle Best for Hunting Drones?

One drone flying overhead might not provide a great target-rich environment to test whether a shotgun or rifle would be the best firearm, but it’s a start. Maybe an AR rifle with a multi-round magazine and holographic sight? Yep, and on semi-automatic (and you anti-gun goobers realize semi-auto and full auto are different things,...

Drone

Anti-Hunting Harassment Drones Getting Shot Down

The buzz in Illinois is about drones — the small, remote controlled aircraft — and prohibiting their use to harass hunters and anglers. Illinois legislators in committee approved a bill to make it illegal to use drones to harass someone who is fishing or hunting. The proposal was unanimously approved in the committee and...

This record book non-typical was killed illegally in Illinois.

Massive Investigation Yields Arrests Of Poachers, Including One Who Shot Record Non-Typical Buck

Three individuals arrested in 2011 have entered guilty pleas following an extensive, multi-state investigation in two countries in an Illinois deer poaching case. The last of the cases concluded recently when Christopher G. Kiernan, of Minooka, Ill., pleaded guilty to charges related to illegally taking three antlered deer, including a 36-point non-typical buck valued...