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15 05, 2023

Will the Milo Hanson Buck be the World Record Forever?

2023-05-15T09:05:56-04:00May 15th, 2023|Big Deer TV, BigDeer, Deer Hunting, whitetail deer|0 Comments

It will take a whitetail superfreak to top the 213 5⁄8-inch typical buck that farmer Mio Hanson shot near his home in Biggar, Saskatchewan one snowy November day 30 years ago. Will it ever happen? My analysis of the top 200-inch typical racks in the Boone and Crockett records shows that to top the Hanson buck, a deer's rack will likely possess 11 to 14 points, with the G-2, G-3 and G-4 tines on each antler in excess of 10 inches. For reference, the 14-point Hanson Buck had 11-to 14-inch tines, and the iconic Number 3 Jordan Buck, killed way back in 1914 in Wisconsin, had 10- and 13-inch G-2s and G-3s. I predict the new top rack will have [...]

12 05, 2023

How to Lease Land for Whitetail Hunting

2023-05-12T11:14:56-04:00May 12th, 2023|Big Deer TV, Deer Hunting, sportsman channel, whitetail deer|0 Comments

Here’s your practical and affordable way to get into the land leasing game—and shoot more and bigger bucks.  My old college buddy Dave hunts a 22-acre brush-and-briar thicket within walking distance of his house in Kentucky. “Nobody else hunted that spot, but I figured it is close to the house, so I’ll ask permission and try it if I can,” he said. Dave got the okay from the landowner, and he has hunted the spot for the last several years. In October he sees mostly does, and the bucks came in November, piling into the cover to breed the does and to flee the booming guns on surrounding lands. The first season he hunted the place, Dave saw 4 shooters [...]

9 05, 2023

Tick and Snake Precautions

2023-05-09T09:01:13-04:00May 9th, 2023|Big Deer TV, BigDeer, Bowhunting, Deer Hunting, whitetail deer|0 Comments

For the next 6 months, between ballgames and vacations and cutting the grass, many of us will slip away to the woods on occasion to work on food plots, set out minerals, hang trail cameras, etc. Times flies and bow season will be here in about 5 months. Late spring and summer is when ticks and snakes are out and active, so heed these precautions. The first and best thing you can do is to wear knee-high boots, which protect against both snakes and ticks. From May to September, I NEVER go into the woods without wearing tall boots with long pants legs tucked snugly in them. Tick Precautions Spray your clothes with Permethrin before entering the woods. Use Deet [...]

5 05, 2023

11 Best Spots for Trail Cameras

2023-05-05T08:23:46-04:00May 5th, 2023|Big Deer TV, BigDeer, Deer Hunting, whitetail deer|1 Comment

Exert advice on where to set your cams and find the biggest bucks on your hunting land We are not going to bore you with what size tree to strap your camera to…how high off the ground to set it…or any other basic stuff you probably already know. What we are going to do is point you to 11 high-level locations, based on terrain and cover, where you are likely to capture images of the biggest bucks on your land. How solid are our sources for this advice? The experts quoted here have taken and analyzed hundreds of thousands of cam pictures of mature bucks over the years! Read on and find out where to get the buck photos. After [...]

3 05, 2023

Are Coyotes Killing “Doomed Surplus” of Deer Fawns?

2023-05-03T08:17:15-04:00May 3rd, 2023|Big Deer TV, BigDeer, Deer Hunting, Deer Science, whitetail deer|0 Comments

In the springs of 2016 and 2017, Justin Dion and his fellow researchers at the University of Delaware captured and collared 109 newborn fawns in Sussex County in the southern portion of the state. The study area had about 50 deer per square mile, but a noticeable lack of predators. No confirmed sightings of bobcats and no bears. Only 9 coyotes had ever been reported harvested statewide in Delaware at the time of the project. Each of the 109 collared fawns was monitored daily. When a fawn died, the researchers investigated the scene, collected data and sent the carcass to a veterinarian for necropsy. After crunching the numbers, Dion and crew reported that only 49 of the 109 fawns they [...]

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