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 [...]
Mike: Terry Murphy, a.k.a. Big Daddy, I have been following your TV show and blog for quite some time now. I believe from the very beginning of your blog (almost 15 years ago!) I have been a fan. Here’s my 2022 archery buck from PA. My 46th bow buck in a 1 buck state. I am still getting it done at 70 years of age! Keep it real man.-- Terry " BD" Murphy Awesome BD, super buck! Thanks for sticking with me all these years. If you missed it, click here to see and read about BD’s 45th bow buck from last season.
Here’s an 8-step plan for staying cool and collected, and making all the right moves when a big buck is close. Set up smartly. Play it smart before you lay eyes on a big deer. Do you normally hang a tree stand 18 to 20 feet high? Well, move it on up to 22 feet when archery hunting. A little extra elevation lets you get away with a lot more movement (which we will discuss later) when a buck approaches. Also, if you shoot right-handed, angle a perch on a tree so that your left shoulder points toward a spot where you expect to see deer (vice versa for southpaws). If a buck shows there, you can stand up and [...]
The Tyler County Sheriff's Office got a 911 call from a bowhunter stuck upside down and 18 feet up in a climbing tree stand. "He was high off the ground, with his right foot wedged in the framework of his climbing stand," said responding deputy Deputy LeBlanc. First responders were able to maneuver a truck below the hanging hunter, climb up, unlock his foot and rescue the unnamed man, who miraculously did not need treatment. “My advice to hunters is that this is a prime example of the need to use a safety harness,” said the deputy. “He's lucky his phone didn't (fall and) hit the ground. He'd been hanging long enough that his fluids and blood were rushing to [...]