Rack Reports

Looking for the inside scoop on a rumored record whitetail? Just how big was that buck your favorite pro-staffer killed last week? Did you shoot a big buck yourself, and want to share the story? Then you've come to the right place: Welcome to the Rack Report.

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Crazy Mass on a Kansas Monster Buck

For being fairly new to bowhunting, Kansas’ Korbin Jones has had quite the stroke of luck. He took his first deer with a bow last fall — a buck that grossed 150 inches. And even though that buck set the bar high, he bested it when the buck of many...


The Pimple Hill Buck

Bone Collector co-host Travis “T-Bone” Turner has killed big deer in many places, but none have a better name than “The Pimple,” the spot where Bone took his first Georgia buck of the 2020 deer season. This year, The Pimple be poppin.’ The hill is on the farm beside Turner’s...


A Giant Bow Buck on 12 Acres

Year after year, I interview successful hunters for Realtree’s Rack Report who prove that giant bucks can come from tiny properties. Trenton Linderer’s monster Missouri buck, taken this October on a 12-acre tract, is one great example. The Linderer family belongs to a co-op on 412 acres, and while that...


A Giant Crossbow Buck Named 13

Rick Chambers’ wife passed away on Aug. 20, 2020. She fought the cancer like a warrior, but it proved too steep a mountain. The aftermath of her battle devastated the Chambers family and even brought Rick to the brink of quitting hunting. But her inspiration, plus the help of his...


Hannah Barron’s Biggest Buck Yet

Alabama native Hannah Barron might be best known for her catfish noodling exploits, but she's a deer hunter, too. This season, Barron traveled north to Kentucky to try her hand at killing a big, early-season velvet buck. Her destination was Whitetail Heaven Outfitters, which operates on 40,000 acres in Kentucky,...


Morning Hunt Yields an Early-Season Kentucky Monster

Not many stories start out with nine toothy coyotes and a monster buck, but this one does. Last year, Dustin French had a stud 4 1/2-year-old deer at 20 yards. He was drawn back and ready to let his broadhead make some backstrap when a pack of voracious canines charged...


A One-Shot Bet and Buck Named Big Heavy

Many a bet has been made at hunting camp, but few hunters can say they’ve won a wager against Tyler Jordan that led to a chance at a 165-inch buck. But that's exactly the story behind Realtree Cameraman Bryan Brown's Nebraska buck that he and Jordan nicknamed "Big Heavy." “Our...


A Father, a Son, and a First Coues Deer

There’s nothing quite like a first deer. For 13-year-old Zachary Brown, and his father, Nathan, that memory was cemented on a hot day last fall with a solid Coues whitetail buck. Arizona residents Nathan and Zachary enjoy being outside together, and they’ve always been fans of Realtree Outdoors. They proudly...


Jaylee Danker’s 200-Inch Monster Muley

It isn’t all that common for someone to kill a 200-inch mule deer, let alone for a young hunter to do so. But Jaylee Danker, the 16-year-old daughter of “BuckVentures” co-host Jeff Danker, can say she has. One of Jeff’s friends invited them to come out and hunt in eastern...


Brock Creel’s Alabama 180

Brock Creel was never a diehard deer hunter. He’d hunted whitetails from time to time over the last 12 years, but mostly, he favored duck hunting. That all changed when a near-180-inch Alabama buck showed up on camera last season. “We’ve had permission to hunt the property for five years...


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