In September of 2010, Maryland bowhunter Luke Muldoon shot a double drop-tine monster that we had on the blog. Last November Luke killed this giant, which is another incredible achievement but, as I see it, the second best part of the story. Here’s the best part. Luke followed this buck around for 5 years, documenting the deer’s growth and maturity with a hand camera and trail cams as he scouted and hunted. Fascinating! A tremendous effort and great hunting, way to go man. The buck first came around in late November of 2008. He was easy to differentiate from other deer because of the white circles around his eyes. That first year I saw him, I thought he [...]
Last October we posted the exclusive story of this double-beamed bow giant out of Wisconsin. Many thanks to Bryan Rush for turning us on to this buck, which was shot by his buddy Todd “Don’t Miss” Vis. Bryan sent more pictures of Todd and his awesome archery buck, which took second place at the Wisconsin Deer Classic. The rack was measured by a B&C-certified taxidermist and tallied 190 1/8 gross. Bryan and Todd had rough-measured the rack at the time of kill, and they came up with 188. Good job guys. If you read the original post, you’ll see that Todd made a great hunting move when he first saw this giant. I write about that smart move in [...]
This is the week of bucks with holes in their heads. A few years ago in Maryland Jonathan Leith dropped this 8-pointer. The 2 1/2-year-old buck wasn't big enough for a shoulder mount, so he decided to saw the skull into a European mount. Look what he found! Sunk just below the right eye socket and into the honey-combed nasal sinus area was a piece of an XX75 aluminum arrow with a 3-blade broadhead. I figure that arrow was fired into buck sometime the year before because Jon told a newspaper guy: “There was no physical evidence that the deer had an arrow in it. The skin wasn’t broken, there was no pus pocket. The eye appeared to be normal.” [...]
Rare as they are, we’ve got unicorn bucks coming out the woodwork; look close and you’ll see the uni cutting up inside the left beam: Mike: Saw the blog this morning. Here is a pic of a buck we named "Unibrow" from our cameras two seasons ago. He has a third beam coming out his forehead. My brother-in-law had him at 15 yards, got excited and bounced an arrow off his shoulder blade. He's still out there, as far as we know, but we haven't seen him again.—Mark I told Mark to tell his brother-in-law no harm, no foul, we all miss with our bows. But tell him he had in fact missed a 1 in 4,000 buck. Mark wrote back, [...]
My dream buck, double drops on a massive main-frame 8. Michael Morgan shot the giant with his bow last Nov. 6 on leased land in Kansas. North American Whitetail has the story. Man, what a beast. My obsession for a dropper hasn’t waned, but has only gotten stronger, though I fear I’ll never get one.