29 08, 2013

South Carolina: Huge Velvet Buck!

2020-06-10T09:23:22-04:00August 29th, 2013|Big Deer Stories, Big Deer TV, BigDeer|5 Comments

On August 20, 12-year-old Tanner Herndon killed this 240-pound, 140-class giant in Dorchester County. Read the full story here. Taxidermist Dan Pernell of Summerville is doing the mounting, and he believes this buck will easily be one of the best killed in South Carolina this year, in terms of body weight and antler. Having just hunted a few miles from where Tanner shot his giant with a .243, I have some thoughts: Tanner shot his buck in a field of low, green peanuts. You hunt some unusual food sources in the Lowcountry. One evening Krista and I hunted in a cotton field adjacent to a peanut field. “I didn’t know deer would eat cotton,” I said into the camera. “Weird.” [...]

28 08, 2013

Tool Review: Trucker’s Friend

2020-06-10T09:23:22-04:00August 28th, 2013|BigDeer|3 Comments

We love tools and we need tools for what we do—clearing roads and brush, pitching deer camp, building sheds and meat-poles, tearing up stuff… The Trucker’s Friend, an all-purpose tool designed to meet the needs of professional truck drivers, can do all this and more. This medieval-looking hand tool is a good one to keep close in your hunting rig. Weighing 2.6 pounds and measuring 19 inches, the tool features a curved axe, hammer and nail pull, pry bar with leverage hook, chain hook and wire twist. It is quality made in the USA, with a cast-alloy steel blade and shank (rust resistant matte finish) and fiberglass handle with heavy rubber grip. I took this tool out and swung it [...]

27 08, 2013

South Carolina: Krista’s 200-Pound Buck!

2020-06-10T09:23:22-04:00August 27th, 2013|Big Deer Stories, Big Deer TV, BigDeer|6 Comments

  Still August and we have our first big deer on the ground! My hunting buddy Krista, who stared leukemia in the face and beat it, shot this bruiser the other night. When I saw him stroll out into the food plot in the fading light, I knew he was at least 5 years old. The guy who manages the plantation where we hunted has seen this buck for a few years, and figures he’s 6 or 7. Last year the deer’s rack had the same strong left side, and a lesser 4-point right side. This year his right side was just a huge spike, with a weird 3-inch kicker at the antler base. Injured or was that right side going [...]

26 08, 2013

Big Trail Cam Deer!

2020-06-10T09:23:22-04:00August 26th, 2013|BigDeer, Deer Management|3 Comments

Two big ones from the Midwest. Nick says the first buck is living in a 2-acre patch in the suburbs. His right G-2 looks like a second brow tine, unique. This buck is one of the best I have seen so far, great frame, beams, tine length and mass. Shane has gotten this giant on cam for 3 years and figures he’s 4 ½. Good luck man!  

23 08, 2013

Bowhunter’s Birthday Cake

2020-06-10T09:23:22-04:00August 23rd, 2013|BigDeer|7 Comments

This cake has been flying around Facebook and Twitter for a while now, and I think it's pretty cool. Only one issue: Arrow placement is a little far back (liver shot if you're lucky). The arrow should be moved left and down a few inches, tucked into the boiler room behind the front leg :)

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