18 05, 2020

Ohio Cold-Front Big Buck

2020-06-10T09:14:50-04:00May 18th, 2020|Big Deer Stories, BigDeer, Deer Hunting, whitetail deer|Comments Off on Ohio Cold-Front Big Buck

From the Big Deer archives: Mike: Just wanted to pass along a picture of a nice whitetail I killed in Ohio. I know you get a ton of pictures from hunters, but I wanted to send you this one as proof of what you preach. I shot this buck after a front passed through and it turned cold. I've heard you say on your show how you like to hunt after a cold front goes through. Well, I have to agree with you. This buck had not been seen in the earlier archery season or the prior 4 days of our gun season. When the front passed through and the temperature dropped he got up and made his mistake. Thanks [...]

25 02, 2020

Vintage Big Deer: Marlon Hale’s 247” Ohio Crossbow Monster

2020-06-10T09:14:51-04:00February 25th, 2020|Big Deer Stories, BigDeer, Bowhunting, Deer Hunting, whitetail deer|Comments Off on Vintage Big Deer: Marlon Hale’s 247” Ohio Crossbow Monster

Back around 2007, Muzzy Broadheads introduced the “200 Club Monster Buck Display.” This select club highlighted a group of bowhunters who had recently harvested a whitetail buck that scored more than 200 net inches with a Muzzy broadhead. According to Muzzy at the time, fewer than 2 percent of all Boone & Crockett and Pope & Young certified entries score over 200 inches, so the 200 Club is a very small but elite group of bowhunters. Here’s one of those stories. Marlon Hale glassed a buck in Carroll County, OH the summer before the 2005 deer season, but he wasn’t all that impressed. The animal was a long way off, and Marlon couldn’t tell how many points it had. He [...]

4 02, 2020

Oklahoma: Bryant Buck Scores 190 6/8 Typical!

2020-06-10T09:14:51-04:00February 4th, 2020|Big Deer Stories, Big Deer TV, BigDeer, whitetail deer|Comments Off on Oklahoma: Bryant Buck Scores 190 6/8 Typical!

From North American Whitetail: “I didn’t get a picture of that deer until the beginning of November, but when I saw him, I knew he was a good one even if I didn’t really know how good,” (Troy Bryant) said. “I got my second set of pictures on Nov. 18. Once again, I knew he was a good deer from those photos, but I still didn’t know he was a 200-inch kind of deer.” On opening day of Oklahoma’s 2019 deer gun season, Troy saw and shot the beast. The Harper County buck had 11 points, 25-inch-plus beams and scored 197 7/8 inches gross 190 6/8 net, ranking it as one of the top-five all-time typicals in Oklahoma. Read the [...]

16 01, 2020

Kansas: Butcher Buck Scores 321 3/8, Biggest Non-Typical Ever In State!

2020-06-10T09:14:51-04:00January 16th, 2020|Big Deer Stories, BigDeer, Bowhunting, Deer Hunting, whitetail deer|Comments Off on Kansas: Butcher Buck Scores 321 3/8, Biggest Non-Typical Ever In State!

WICHITA – Kansas bowhunter, Brian Butcher, 38, harvested a whitetail buck in Chase County last October that he knew was something special. It wasn’t until the buck’s rack was measured by Boone and Crockett Club certified measurers on Friday, Jan. 3 that Butcher confirmed just how special the deer was. Butcher’s whitetail earned an unofficial net non-typical score of 321 3/8 inches. If accepted and verified by the Boone and Crockett Club the Butcher buck would rank fourth in the world for non-typical whitetail deer. As for the Kansas record books, Butcher’s buck will be the largest non-typical whitetail ever taken, surpassing the current state record for a non-typical whitetail harvested with archery equipment by 57 2/8 inches. “When I [...]

6 01, 2020

Big Deer TV 2020: VA Blackpowder Drop-Tine Buck

2020-06-10T09:14:51-04:00January 6th, 2020|Big Deer Stories, Big Deer TV, BigDeer, Deer Guns & Loads, Deer Hunting, whitetail deer|Comments Off on Big Deer TV 2020: VA Blackpowder Drop-Tine Buck

One of our most popular segments on Big Deer TV is “American Deer Hunter,” in which we interview hunters from across the country about the dream bucks they shot. Their stories are genuine, fascinating and full of lessons that can help you become a better hunter. Last fall we caught up Wayne Mills and filmed the story of the drop-tine giant he shot years back. It will appear on a new episode of my show in summer 2020. Wayne Mills had hunted his lease in Culpeper County, Virginia three days a week since the opening of archery season in October. In late summer and early fall, he had gotten trail camera shots of two really nice bucks, so he had [...]