trophy bucks

Poaching is a problem throughout the United States. Ohio DNR wildlife officer John Zientek in Huron County displays antlers from a poaching case. Boone and Crockett Club is working with several states in a new program called Poach and Pay that helps set fines for poaching.

New ‘Poach and Pay’ Program Getting Strong Support

MISSOULA, Mont. – Poaching is a crime committed by thieves — not hunters. Those who share in the Boone and Crockett Club’s long support of sustainable-use conservation want those thieves punished accordingly. A 2015 research study by the Boone and Crockett Club found that 92.6 percent of sportsmen support higher fines for those convicted...

What Defines a Trophy Buck?

by Bryan Hendricks To me, the definition of trophy entails other things besides antler size. Above my desk, for example, is the rack of a 9-point whitetail I killed at Turley Ranch in Roger Mills County, Okla. The rack was beautiful, maybe 120 B&C, but the circumstances made it special. Turley Ranch covers about...

Where Are Trophy Odds Best?

In the December 2009 issue of Deer & Deer Hunting magazine, Field Editor Les Davenport reveals his top five picks for trophy whitetail destinations in the United States. Davenport is an accomplished buck hunter and former trophy hunting guide. What follows are his recommendations for outfitters in these regions.

Mapping Trophy Bucks

No matter how well prepared for deer season you think you are, understanding topography and other factors affecting deer movement could spell the difference between success or failure.