14 01, 2021

Kansas: 3-Year Quest For 200-Inch “Athos” Buck

2021-01-08T10:11:15-05:00January 14th, 2021|Big Deer TV, BigDeer, Bowhunting, Deer Hunting, whitetail deer|0 Comments

Today’s great guest blog by Kansas bowhunter and whitetail fanatic Cody Larrimore: The word “friend” is used in everyday life to describe all sorts of people. However, for the purpose of this story, it should be said from the beginning that when I reference my “friends,” they are not your average ones. They are 4 selfless individuals whose generosity gave me the opportunity at something I only ever dreamed of; something they all personally wanted and something every whitetail hunter wants – a legendary giant. This three-year journey would not have been possible without their support, outrageous generosity, and most of all, friendship. I moved to Kansas in 2017 specifically to pursue whitetails. I left behind everyone I knew including [...]

12 01, 2021

Amid Pandemic, 3 Million More Hunters Take To The Woods

2021-01-08T09:40:08-05:00January 12th, 2021|Big Deer TV, BigDeer, Deer Hunting, Hunting News, whitetail deer|1 Comment

Several times over the last 9 months I blogged that I thought COVID-19 would lead to an increased number of hunters, including new hunters and reactivated ones (people who used to hunt but gave it up for various reasons). I figured that most of these newbies would be deer hunters. The whitetail is America’s number 1 game animal, and the thought of hunting, killing and eating venison would appeal to many during the pandemic. Turns out I was right and then some. Some statistics: Michigan: More than 545,000 hunters bought hunting licenses through Nov. 11, nearly 10 percent more than at the same point in 2019, according to the state DNR. Pennsylvania: Game Commission reports a 5% increase in hunting [...]

8 01, 2021

Alabama Hunter Kills Camera-Shy 150” Buck

2021-01-08T09:32:24-05:00January 8th, 2021|Big Deer TV, BigDeer, Deer Hunting, whitetail deer|0 Comments

Mike: Over the past couple years I only got one or two photos of this buck. Last year, 2020, I got 4. The buck made his home in a pine and sage grass cutover that joined a small strip of hardwoods in Marion County Alabama. I hunted him hard during bow season, and passed on smaller bucks waiting for him. The rut here doesn’t start till early January and I knew I had to get him before it kicked off. The day after Thanksgiving I climbed at the edge of the cut about a quarter-mile west of where I got the photos of the deer. Hadn’t been seeing any deer movement for a couple weeks close to my camera, so [...]

6 01, 2021

BIG DEER Hunting Predictions for 2021

2021-01-06T10:51:12-05:00January 6th, 2021|Big Deer TV, BigDeer, Deer Hunting, Hunting News, whitetail deer|0 Comments

As I predicted 9 months ago, the pandemic led to a notable increase (roughly 10% across all the states) in new and reactivated hunters for the fall 2020 seasons. People had been cooped up for months, and what better way to get out of the house and social distance without wearing a mask, unless it is a camo face covering. As more people get vaccinated and COVID begins to go away (we hope!) later in 2021 and into 22, will these new hunters still shoot and hunt next fall and into the future? I predict some fall off, but a good percentage of the new hunters will keep on doing it. They are more knowledgeable and confident now, have better [...]

4 01, 2021

Indiana: Ivory Buck Gross Scores 225 6/8!

2021-01-04T09:56:44-05:00January 4th, 2021|Big Deer TV, Deer Hunting, sportsman channel, whitetail deer|2 Comments

Today's great guest blog from Randy Hunter--his hunt for the biggest buck he's ever seen in 40 years of deer hunting.  December 16, 2020. I woke up to 2 to 3 inches of snow that had fallen during the night. I’d been waiting for the right wind to hunt a special fence row. This northeast wind was just what I needed.  I don’t hunt the fence row in the morning because it’s too hard to slip in without busting deer.  I decided to hunt there that afternoon. This fence row is adjacent to an eight-acre woodlot separated by a small cornfield.  I had hunted this spot a couple of times earlier in the season and had seen does and young [...]

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