18 03, 2013

Minnesota/Wisconsin River Bucks

2020-06-10T09:23:37-04:00March 18th, 2013|Big Deer Stories, BigDeer|1 Comment

Got this awhile back from Jon, who hunts on the river in both Minnesota and Wisconsin: Attached are a few pictures of bucks that were killed last year in the area I hunt. Three 160-plus bucks were all shot within 500 yards of our lease in Goodue Co. (Minn.). The 170-incher we called Zilla (above) was a buck we had been watching for a while. My brother in law Jake had him at less than 30 yards on Nov. 1st, but wasn't able to get a shot at him. I think if he knew it was a 170" he would have emptied his quiver at it! Don’t feel bad Jake at least you got to see him! The second pic [...]

16 03, 2013

Hunter Bounces Arrow Off Huge Unicorn Buck’s Shoulder

2020-06-10T09:23:37-04:00March 16th, 2013|Big Deer Stories, BigDeer, Bowhunting, Deer Management|2 Comments

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, [...]

15 03, 2013

Texas 2012 Unicorn Buck!

2020-06-10T09:23:37-04:00March 15th, 2013|Big Deer Stories, BigDeer, Deer Science|2 Comments

Our buddy Wren (thanks man!) saw our post on unicorn bucks this morning and sent these pictures. This uni was shot just last December by Jake Steen on his family's ranch in Texas. Wren reports that on early trail-camera photos of this buck, the velvet on the unicorn was so white that for a time they thought it might be a broken-off tine stuck in a cinus cavity. But it turned out to be a true uni. I'm sure jake and everybody has wondered how rare his buck is. Well, as scientist Hellickson, says at least i in 4,000 rare. And with that cool white face coloration and the sticker on the unicorn tine, I'd say 1 in a million! Note the buck's main [...]

15 03, 2013

Unicorn Buck Deer

2020-06-10T09:23:37-04:00March 15th, 2013|Big Deer Stories, BigDeer, Deer Science|Comments Off on Unicorn Buck Deer

A fellow sent this photo and wondered if it was BS or legit. Well, this is either a hoax (tine stuck on deer's nose) or a unicorn. How common or rare is a unicorn buck? Is it possible a tine could grow out of the buck's forehead? Short answer, yes, tines can and do grow there. Mickey Hellickson, one of the top whitetail scientists in the world, says: It is caused by trauma to the frontal bone. This entire region of the skull is capable of growing antler, and if an area of the frontal bone is injured (such as a tine puncture from another buck) the trauma may cause an antler to grow from the injury.  Interestingly, researchers have even experimentally caused antlers to [...]

14 03, 2013

Kansas: Double-Drop Monster Buck, 178 6/8

2020-06-10T09:23:37-04:00March 14th, 2013|Big Deer Stories, BigDeer, Bowhunting|Comments Off on Kansas: Double-Drop Monster Buck, 178 6/8

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.