19 06, 2013

“Titanic” 8-Point Buck Scored 154!

2020-06-10T09:23:34-04:00June 19th, 2013|Big Deer Stories, BigDeer, Bowhunting, Deer Management, Deer Science, Shed Hunting|108 Comments

Today’s post from blogger Jon, who hunts up in Minnesota/Wisconsin: Mike: I have any update from a post last year. I sent you the velvet picture of Titanic last August, and we had a lot of people guess at the score. Well, in early November 2012 I had a great encounter with this buck. I was sitting a cut corn field with a buck decoy out when the bruiser came in chasing does at last light. I didn’t know it was Titanic, but I knew it was one of the 3 big shooters we had on camera. He locked up at 35 yards, but was facing directly at me, staring at the decoy. I waited at full draw for what [...]

18 06, 2013

Buck Science: How Many Big Deer Do You See?

2020-06-10T09:23:34-04:00June 18th, 2013|BigDeer, Deer Hunting, Deer Management, Deer Science|7 Comments

I’ve got a segment on my TV show called “Buck Science” where I talk about some aspect of the deer behavior in the area I’m hunting each week. Let’s make it a weekly segment here on the blog as well, since the more we know and learn about mature bucks, the better we hunt. I dug this first one out of my research files. Tennessee deer researcher Bryan Kinkel says: Reviewing the many trail-camera/observation data sets I have gotten from serious deer hunters and land managers, I have come to the conclusion that it's common for hunters to see 90% of the yearling bucks that regularly use their property. That sighting percentage declines to about 70% for 2 1/2-year-old bucks [...]

17 06, 2013

PETA Drones to Watch Hunters?

2020-06-10T09:23:34-04:00June 17th, 2013|BigDeer, Deer Hunting|112 Comments

PETA claims it will soon have “some impressive new weapons at its disposal to combat those who gun down deer… The group is shopping for one or more drone aircraft with which to monitor those who are out in the woods with death on their minds.” This might make you mad if it were not so laughable. What a ridiculously impractical idea! How could they possibly fly their “one or more” little drones around and monitor 12 million deer hunters as we hit the woods from coast to coast to shoot a buck this fall? One of the “drones” PETA claims it is looking at is actually a small, remote-controlled copter that costs around $13,000, plus video camera. Plus, you need [...]

14 06, 2013

Georgia’s Biggest Deer: Padgett Buck 245 4/8!

2020-06-10T09:23:34-04:00June 14th, 2013|Big Deer Stories, BigDeer|108 Comments

Here’s another one from the Big Deer archives: I was filming a hunt in November 2008 down in Georgia. One day at lunchtime the guy who had killed the highest-scoring buck ever in the Peach State agreed to meet me on the side of a red dirt road and tell me how he did it. Billy Joe Padgett roared up in his pickup, the monster mount riding shotgun. “Let’s make this quick,” Billy Joe said, “I gotta get back on my deer stand.” Telfair County, November 1998, the day before Thanksgiving. Billy Joe’s dad was hunting his favorite stand on a lease and heard some grunting, but he couldn’t see the buck for a shot. The elder Padgett decided to [...]

13 06, 2013

Creep Photo: Pile of Snakes!

2020-06-10T09:23:35-04:00June 13th, 2013|BigDeer|5 Comments

Two people saw this on Facebook the other day and shared: Mike, know how you love snakes, ha ha… One of the creepiest, freakiest pictures I have ever seen. Is that a den or what? What kind of evil serpents are those? If I stumbled across this in the woods that would be the end of me, no doubt.

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