16 03, 2013

Hunter Bounces Arrow Off Huge Unicorn Buck’s Shoulder

2019-08-05T14:21:47-04:00March 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, [...]

8 03, 2013

RARE Trail-Cam Photo: Florida Panther!

2019-08-05T14:26:27-04:00March 8th, 2013|BigDeer, Deer Management, Predator Hunting|120 Comments

Look what longtime BIG DEER blogger Vinnie got on one of his cameras: Here is something you don’t get on your trail cam every day…a FL panther! I wish I would have got his or her head in the picture though. Very, very rare. Odds on getting one on camera, especially in daytime? Just doesn’t happen very often. Rare is an understatement, I’d say astronomical. According to Wikipedia, in 2011 there were but an estimated 100 to 160 Florida panthers living in the wild.

7 03, 2013

New Jersey Public-Land Buck

2019-08-05T14:21:47-04:00March 7th, 2013|Big Deer Stories, BigDeer, Bowhunting, Deer Management|12 Comments

Longtime blogger Jeff Herrmann filed this recap of his 2012 season: I do not have access to private land here in New Jersey, so I am limited to hunting public land. If that were not challenging enough, I decided to limit my hunting to a compound or crossbow last season to take advantage of opportunities where gun hunting would not be allowed. The season started off well with several decent bucks on my cams. When I say “decent bucks” I am referring to public-land bucks in NJ which are hunted for 6 months a year. On the public properties few bucks live past 2.5 years old; average rack scores often top out in the 100” range. I hunted 2 to [...]