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Michigan Man Serves Jail Term for Hunter Harassment

A Michigan man is serving a 60-day sentence in jail after pleading guilty to intentionally sabotaging a hunter’s treestand. According to a press release issued by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Thomas Steele III, 23, of Chelsea is serving his time in the Marquette County Jail after pleading guilty...


Story of a Massive Louisiana Moose Buck

Fisher Brown was 9 years old when he first learned of the freakishly palmated buck on his grandfather’s Louisiana deer lease, three seasons ago. Poppa Charles was the first to see the buck, and he knew right away that he wanted Fisher to get him. No one else on the...


Lost and Found: Neighbor Finds Hunter’s Huge Buck More Than a Year Later

Wilson Royer is a Hoosier State agriculturist who farms with his father and brothers. They purchased a property in 2017 and made some changes, and deer started frequenting the area. Eventually, Royer begun hunting the tract. Two seasons ago, on Nov. 3, 2021, Royer shot a 153-6/8-inch Indiana buck. Unfortunately,...


The Whitetail Restoration Story

Imagine a world where white-tailed deer do not exist, and neither do deer hunters. That was reality for much of America not too long ago, after the whitetail was pushed to near extinction. By the early 1900s, the species was a shell of its former glory, and of what it...


Alabama Rut Kicking, Police Dog Saves Deer Hunter from Icy River, and More Deer Hunting News

West Virginia Buck Harvest Up 18% Hunters in West Virginia killed 49,662 bucks during the firearms season that ran Nov. 21 to Dec. 4, 2022. That’s an 18% increase as compared to 2021. While the deer kill was up across the state, the largest increases were reported in West Virginia’s...


North Carolina Mom Shoots Late-Season Trophy Buck

Any mom with young kids doesn’t have much free time — especially for deer hunting. Just ask North Carolina’s Morgan Moss. “Being a mom of two kids that are both under 2 years old means it’s tough to leave the house. Add in Christmas shopping and the other stuff this...


10 Big-Buck Lessons Learned from Last Fall

Deer season 2022 seemed to be the year of the snake bite for me — at least at first. I played cat-and-mouse with a big Kentucky 10-pointer from early September through Halloween. Not only did I not see him in 20-plus sits, but I didn’t see any other bucks, either,...


Watch Live Cam of Maine Deer Pantry

Viewers can watch up to 100 deer at a time gather to feed when they check out the live video footage of Maine's Brownville Food Pantry For Deer . The pantry provides up to 600 pounds per day of native oats to help sustain the wild white-tailed deer population through...


Professional Bass Fisherman Shoots Monster Ohio Whitetail

Randy Kukral is a professional bass fisherman, but he’s extremely passionate about big whitetails. In 2021, he shot a 210-7/8-inch Ohio buck. This past season, he repeated that success with a deer scoring more than 200 inches. But that story started the previous year. On Nov. 29, 2021, Kukral drove...


Tyler Jordan Arrows Monster Georgia Buck Called “Hayblower”

Tyler Jordan needs no introduction. He’s been shooting big bucks since he was young — most of which have aired on Realtree Outdoors, Realtree Road Trips and Monster Bucks . This season, he bagged another big whitetail at Realtree Farms. He’d followed the deer for three years, and this season,...


Why Are Some Bucks Shedding Antlers Early?

Each year, bucks grow new antlers in spring and summer, carry them for most of fall and winter, and then shed them toward the end of the colder months. That process happens annually for normal, healthy bucks. However, this year, there are many reports of bucks shedding antlers earlier than...


20 Photos That Show Just How Tough Whitetails Are

It’s no secret that whitetails are incredibly tough animals. Their will to survive is beyond anything in the big-game category, and their ability to overcome serious harm is impressive. Although we don’t celebrate or take joy from seeing deer in pain, check out these trail camera photos that show just...


CWD Research and Management Act Passes

Hunting and conservation organizations are cheering the recent passage of the Chronic Wasting Disease Research and Management Act . Introduced by Reps. Ron Kind (D-WI) and Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (R-PA) and Sens. John Hoeven (R-ND) and Martin Heinrich (D-NM), the Act will support state and federal management efforts and research...


Ancient Buck Had Rare Third Antler

Jason Morton spotted the buck and knew right away the animal was old. The deer was a bag of bones and walked stiffly with a slow, hip-swaying gait. The 7-point antlers were on the heavy side but stubby and going downhill from what the rack must have been a few...


55 Hours on Stand for a Canada 12-Pointer

Paul Beasley with Canada in the Rough is all about big game hunting, especially for trophy whitetails. It comes as no surprise that he recently bagged another big buck. The latest comes out of Saskatchewan, Canada. Traveling to hunt with Dean Kypers and Buck Country Outfitters, Beasley expected a great...


Alabama’s Mysterious Big-Nose Deer

Something about the 8-pointer looked weird. He was skinny and scuffed up, but that was not unusual during the peak rut. Johnny Sorensen tipped his can call, and the odd-looking deer made a beeline for the doe bleats. Johnny pulled the trigger and buck went down in a heap. The...


Florida Bowhunter Tags 17-Point Buck on Public Land

Last fall, Griffin McClain accomplished something few Florida deer hunters do: He shot a massive whitetail buck on public land. McClain has been hunting for about 20 years, and the 2022 season was an incredible one. McClain says it was his first year ever hunting public land, and it worked...


Tips for Identifying the Animal Behind the Pair of Glowing Eyes in the Darkness

You’re walking to your stand in the darkness and the light from your headlamp reflects from a pair of glowing eyes in the distance. Is it a bear, a mountain lion, or some other predator that may want to eat you? Or do the eyes simply belong to a deer...


A 195-Inch Early Season Texas Stud

Legends of the Fall’s Bonnie McFerrin has been tagging huge whitetails for two decades, and this season she added another monster to the list. Aged at 6 ½ years old, this fully mature whitetail is one that whitetail dreams are made of. With two years of history with this deer,...


A Booner Bow Buck on 20 Acres

Brock Wilson spends a lot of time chasing whitetails each fall. He’s bagged several big ones this year, including a 170-inch Kansas deer taken on September 16. But the largest of the season came out of Moniteau County, Missouri, near his home. It was a 4 ½-year-old whitetail that he...


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