From our friends at North American Whitetail: “This deer is incredible,” Sam Vedvei says. “I’m still a little in disbelief that I was the one to kill it. These opportunities do not come by very often. It is surreal to see a deer of that caliber on the hoof. It’s a testament to being familiar with the deer and knowing how they travel and respond to the area. I didn’t pattern the deer, but I patterned the deer in the area.” Read the entire story here.
I was hunting up in Saskatchewan several years ago when a local fellow asked if I would like to go see one of the top whitetail racks in the history of hunting. “Hell yeah!” I hollered and off we went to the small town of Debden. I remember standing in Tiggy’s kitchen and holding that amazing rack, shocked that is was just a skull mount! Tiggy, a truck driver by trade and a nice, unassuming guy, gave me the quick version of the story. He had finished his run early one October day in 2003, so he decided to go bowhunting for a while, hoping to shoot a doe for the freezer. He wasn’t in the stand long when this [...]
Personally I don’t do organs, neither lungs or heart, or liver for that matter. But if you want to try deer heart, collect it clean from a deer you gut and carry it home in a plastic bag. Then try this recipe courtesy of Trey over at Made To Hunt. Simple and easy way to cook up the deer heart: Cut off the ventricles and remove the fatty areas. Slice the heart into 1/4” steaks or however you prefer. Clean out the inside thoroughly and remove any of the connective tissue. Place slices in a cast iron skillet on medium-high heat with butter, salt, pepper, garlic, onions, red wine or Worcestershire sauce. Cook for about 3 minutes on each side [...]
Read on and find out about the craziest whitetail of the 2022 season! From Georgia Outdoor News: On November 9, 2022 Justin Buchanan put the crosshairs on the shoulder of the biggest deer he had ever seen in his life and fired. The .270 slug found its mark, hitting the animal right behind its shoulder for a double lung shot “When we got to the deer, I looked at the glands on the back of its legs and they were just white,” Justin said. “The glands had no color or smell. It had three little dried-up pieces of velvet stuck to the antlers, but the rest of the rack was hardened.” As he skinned the deer, Justin could not find [...]
Right now we're in the middle of a 3-week road trip filming for Season 12 of Big Deer TV on Sportsman Channel. I wanted to share a few photos with this update: I kicked things off in northwestern Oklahoma by shooting this beautiful 10-pointer (4.5 years old) with thick antler bases. He was pushing does all over the place and I finally stopped him with a loud eck and killed him with one 150-grain Hornady SST bullet. Rifle is the great new CZ model 600, mine in old-school .30-06, topped with the great Trijicon Huron 3X-9X by 40mm scope. Next up was my friend John Trull of Trijicon, who for several days hunted a [...]