15 04, 2024

Big Deer Archives: 4-Year Ouest for a Nebraska Archery Giant

2024-04-15T09:26:01-04:00April 15th, 2024|Big Deer Stories, Big Deer TV, BigDeer, Bowhunting, Deer Hunting, whitetail deer|0 Comments

Writing script for a new Nebraska television show about my hunt out on the North Platte River last fall. You don’t hear that much about Nebraska, but it’s a sleeper state for big whitetails. Got me to thinking of a great story a passionate bowhunter named Nick sent me 8 years ago: Mike: My journey for a Nebraska public-land buck started back in 2012 when I was notified, I was getting stationed at Offutt Air Force Base, which is located about 15 miles south of Omaha. I am a 15-year active-duty Air Force Security Forces (military police) member. I arrived to Offutt in the beginning of July. Right away I began to research the local public hunting spots. I stumbled [...]

10 12, 2023

94-Year-Old Minn. Woman Shoots Buck

2023-11-26T16:38:54-05:00December 10th, 2023|Big Deer Stories, Big Deer TV, BigDeer, Deer Hunting|Comments Off on 94-Year-Old Minn. Woman Shoots Buck

From the Bemidji Pioneer:  Ninety-four-year-old Rosemary Pulczinski of Bemidji traded her walker in for a rifle this deer hunting season. Hunting with her Grandson one day, a spike stepped out 100 yards away, and Rosemary dropped it with a perfect shot. "Wow, I got my deer,” she said. “I shot once and I was ready to shoot again, but it stayed down. It was so great.” Pulczinski’s late husband, Cy, was the one who taught her how to hunt over 20 years ago. She said at first, she would only go out to the stand with him to keep him company when all of their children grew up and moved away but ended up finding passion in the sport, too. [...]

18 09, 2022

North Dakota: Early Bow Season Hot For Big Bucks

2022-09-23T10:56:55-04:00September 18th, 2022|Big Deer Stories, Big Deer TV, BigDeer, Bowhunting, Deer Hunting, whitetail deer|Comments Off on North Dakota: Early Bow Season Hot For Big Bucks

Kyle Olson knew the buck he was looking at on his trail camera. He had several photos of him from the previous year. “The first thing I thought is that he really blew up this year. I bet he put on 40 inches of antler,” Olson said. Kyle’s bow squeaked as he drew back. "I knew it was now or never,” he said. His shot was true and the buck ran about 80 yards and crashed. The mainframe 5-by-5 had split brows and two kicker points. The rack had great mass and taped out at 166 ⅞ inches green-score in velvet. Read the full story at Realtree.com   Kyle’s deer is one of several big velvet bucks I’ve seen hit [...]

13 12, 2021

Gene Wensel’s 222” Recurve Buck

2021-12-13T14:36:15-05:00December 13th, 2021|Big Deer Stories, BigDeer, Bowhunting, Deer Hunting, whitetail deer|1 Comment

I ran across an article written by legendary bowhunter Gene Wensel, whom I have long admired for his knowledge of the whitetail, his fine writing and most of all his genuine and deep-felt love of the outdoors and hunting. This passage is from from the story of Woody, the giant buck that Gene shot on December 30, 2004 (that's Gene in the foreground of the photo and his brother Barry in the back). The 222” non-typical is likely the highest-scoring whitetail ever killed with a recurve bow, arrow and broadhead. Gene wrote: “Hunting is a basic human instinct no different from eating, breathing, sleeping or reproducing. Every human is born with an instinct to hunt. I heard someone say that [...]

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