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10 Tips for Finding More Shed Antlers

Hey shed heads, want to find more antlers this year? It’s time to start thinking about where to look and how to find the antlers bucks have cast. Shed hunting is a super way to learn more about the property where you hunt along with enjoying the outdoors. “Honestly, I can’t think of a...

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Huge Deer Survived Nasty Fight

  Deer truly are built to survive. Take this 4-1/2-year-old Alabama buck that I shot in 2012 as an example. When the deer appeared in the food plot before me he appeared to be the picture of good health. He was thick, muscled, and strutted like the king of the woods. Little did I know...

Oh, my! Greg Thompson's high-racked Texas archery buck came from a 33,000-acre free range hunt. What a buck!

Buck Pole Honor Roll: Your Best Bucks of 2015-16

We’re back for another great look at the Buck Pole Honor Roll for the 2015-16 season with your bucks and does from across the country! Each year we highlight your deer and the hunters who killed them with photos that will be updated all season long. These are from submissions on social media and...

Bucks can damage their antlers that are in velvet if they fight or knock them against trees, fences or other hard objects.

Fight! Fight! Big Velvet Bucks Get Busy Slamming Antlers

It’s always fun to see big bucks fighting and getting after it, but when it happens in summer while their antlers are still in velvet it can be a bit confusing. This buck fight captured by Whitetail Properties shows how bucks spar in summer while still in velvet. This seems a bit more than...

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How Brain Abscesses Affect Big Bucks

Zombie whitetails aren’t the norm but occasionally one will have a problem with what biologists identify as a brain abscess and may indeed exhibit zombie-like traits. By Alan Clemons Chas Moore, Wildlife Biologist, with the Alabama Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries, wrote about the problem of brain abscesses. They’re seen most often in...

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Intense Whitetail Management: South Texas Lessons, Clues for Trophy Buck Potential

The white-tailed deer’s popularity is especially augmented by its adaptability and abundance. This malleable herbivore is not only abundant, but it also can live just about anywhere — from our back yards to the deep, dark forests of Canada, providing sportsmen ample and affordable hunting opportunities. By Bob Zaiglin Although the whitetail has always...

Shed hunting can be a family activity and, if you want to add a twist, a little competition to find the biggest shed!

3 Great Tips for Hunting, Finding Shed Deer Antlers

Mid-winter is a good time to get outdoors with the family for some fresh air and exercise and go hunting for shed deer antlers. If you’re in the Midwest or Northeast where frigid temps and Deer have begun to shed their antlers for re-growth purposes. Nebraska law allows a person to pick up, possess,...

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Lady Luck Shines on Deer Hunter with 193-Inch Giant

Justin Braswell freely admits he didn’t have a grand plan or anything other than wanting to sit in a deer stand for an evening hunt and maybe see a nice buck. Well, things turned out pretty good for him when Lady Luck turned on the megawatt shine and smiled broadly. Braswell, of Greenwood, Miss.,...

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Whitetail Freaks Part 2: Hermaphrodites

Here is another bizarre instance of a buck’s genetic wiring gone awry. This lucky hunter shot a truly once-in-a-lifetime deer, but what is it? That’s a good question; one that we can only speculate on when trying to answer it. The photo has been all over the Web, and was recently posted on Facebook...