The once-in-a-thousand-lifetimes hunt for a giant buck
Iowa is a great place to hunt whitetails. Let's get that out of the way. The habitat is incredible. Genetics are through the roof. And a state system that allows bucks to reach older age classes doesn't hurt things. It's a slice of heaven right here on earth.
Al Kraus quickly realizes that as he spots a giant whitetail from the stand. He makes the right move by pulling out his grunt tube and calling to the buck. The 200-inch deer turns on a dime and comes right to the tree.
Hunt Tactic Used: Calling. Kraus used his grunt tube to lure the deer within range. Click here to learn how to talk deer.
Whitetails make the hunting world go round. Josh Honeycutt, deer hunting editor and "Brow Tines and Backstrap" blogger, knows a fair bit about killing mature deer. He was raised up hunting the river bottoms of Kentucky. And he still hunts there—among other places—to this day.
Follow along as he shares his adventures, experiences and knowledge of the white-tailed deer.