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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Exclusive Video: Dustin Huff Buck Ranked as No. 2 Typical

March 24, 2022 Update: We posted the story of Dustin Huff's giant Indiana typical to the Realtree Rack Report back in mid-February. Yesterday, the Huff Buck's net entry score of 211 4/8 was officially accepted by the Boone & Crockett Club's Big Game Records, according to North American Whitetail ...


A 3-Year Pursuit Ends with a Massive Nontypical

Chris Dussold is one of many Midwest Whitetail field staffers who produce quality hunts each year. This season was no different, and he connected on a huge deer he’d been hunting for multiple seasons. “Deer hunting is my absolute favorite thing to do,” Dussold said. “It’s about much more than...


Hunter Tags an Oklahoma Buck with Double Drop Tines

Whitney Reed and her husband, Cody, spend a lot of time hunting big Oklahoma bucks. As part of the Buckventures field staff, they understand whitetails. So it’s no surprise that this 5½-year-old deer fell to a Reed. “We got permission on a new property in early July of 2021, and...


Kentucky Hunter Takes Mega 8-Pointer on Second-to-Last Day of Season

Glen Yazell Jr. first saw this giant 8-point buck back in early October of 2021. “My wife and I were out riding around the farm and putting out some corn at some camera sites when we popped over the hill and saw the buck drinking out of a stream," Yazell...


Sleeping In Leads to Surprise Encounter with Iowa Booner

In an age where just about everyone uses trail cameras, it’s hard for big whitetails to go unnoticed. But if it can happen anywhere, it’s in the Hawkeye State. This season, Zach Mixer had the opportunity to hunt a 5 ½-year-old buck of a lifetime that he didn’t know existed...


Midday Chance at a Big Iowa Buck

Art Helin, co-host of Own the Season, arrowed a great Wisconsin buck early in 2021. He followed that up in grand fashion by tagging an awesome buck in Iowa. Being a non-resident, it took Helin four years to draw that tag and plenty of scouting to dial in on a...


Hunter's 3-Year Quest Ends with 19-Point Buck

The first time Illinois hunter Shane Barker saw this buck on his trail camera was in 2018. Back then, the deer was a heavy 8, and already big enough to get Barker's attention. The 2019 season came and went with more photos of the deer, but no actual sightings. With...


Rancher Stalks Monster Buck in a Cattle Working Pen

Jake Murdaugh is a rancher who spends much of his time living the agricultural lifestyle. His late grandfather started JJ Ranch in 1961, but passed in 2009, and it’s been worked by the family ever since. “I have been hunting all my life,” Murdaugh said. “My dad started taking me...


Two Booner Bucks in One Week

Mike Reed, co-host of Midwest Whitetail , had an incredible 2021 deer season. On Nov. 10, he connected on a 184 5/8-inch buck he nicknamed “Chubbs.” Then, a week later, he arrowed a massive 170-inch deer he and his hunting buddy and fellow co-host, Jared Mills, called “Dak.” But the...


A Double Drop-Tine Buck With the .350 Legend

Shooting a world-class, free-ranging buck is seldom easy. That’s why the most serious deer hunters pour hours of labor into preparing before the season opens, and then hunt hard when the magic days arrive. The pinnacle of all the effort is when the work yields a shot opportunity at a...


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