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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The Lucky Horse Fly Buck

Justin Hogan is a hard-working deer hunter. He has 11 Pope & Young-class bucks to his name, and he was looking forward to the beginning of another good season in Kentucky. He had several good deer on camera, but one buck in particular really caught his eye. While most of...


Is This the New North Carolina Record Bow Kill?

Tory Pegg killed a 151-inch buck last season. That’s a good deer by anyone’s standard, but the younger buck traveling with Pegg’s 2018 deer really got the hunter’s attention. The buck already had an impressive rack, but Pegg judged him to be just 2 ½ years old. He decided to...


Ryan Carrier’s Saskatchewan Scorcher

Ryan Carrier was cooking. At 3 p.m., he’d managed to sneak into his ground blind without breaking a sweat — but he had a long sit ahead of him. The wind wasn’t blowing, and the sun was blazing on the blind canvas. “I was so hot I ended up taking...


Kyle Culbreth’s Lucky Bluegrass Buck

Kentucky bowhunter Kyle Culbreth looks at his big deer and says he was, well, lucky. “I owe this deer to luck, a bunch of luck,” he said. But he hunted smart, too. Culbreth’s luck started with a conversation with a land-owning friend who wasn’t a serious deer hunter. The friend...


Nicole Larson’s Full-Velvet Monster

It had been a crazy early season sit for Nicole Larson. A spooked doe had almost caused her to give up for the day — but she suddenly found herself stuck at full draw on a giant North Dakota buck, with another doe and a smaller buck blocking her shooting...


A Big Mule Deer and a 7-Year Itch

Seven years. That’s how long it took to draw the tag "Canada in the Rough’s" Paul Beasley needed to hunt this huge velvet mule deer. Once dating begins, most people don’t even wait that long to find the perfect wife. Beasley waited that long for the perfect deer. Needless to...


A Real Life 200-Inch Canadian Buck with a Shotgun

Canadian whitetails. When you think of those two words in the same sentence, the mind drifts to vast forests, rolling fields of agriculture and absolute pure wilderness. The two accompanying provinces that generally come to mind are Alberta and Saskatchewan — not Ontario. The truth? Ontario has some giant whitetails...


Double Amputee Jason Koger Takes Last-Day Buck with a Crossbow

Jason Koger’s history with this particular buck started in November of 2018, but this Owensboro, Kentucky, hunter’s story goes back much farther. In early March of 2008, Jason was out riding the farm on his ATV, a near daily occurrence for the active outdoorsman. Then something went horribly wrong. “I...


Muzzleloader Hunter Takes 180-Inch Buck

Nebraska deer hunter Tyler Collier had to stop by a convenience store midday on December 5. There, he happened to stumble upon a single penny laying heads-up. “I’ve always heard that it’s good luck to find a penny laying heads-up,” Collier said. “I hoped it was a sign that the...


Deer Hunter Kills Two Booners in Same Calendar Year

As Chase Peters made his way to the Redneck Blind on that fateful December evening, he couldn’t help but think how his previous roller-coaster season ended about a half mile away. This Hoosier State native will readily admit his addiction to bowhunting whitetails. Making that addiction even worse is his...


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