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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Oklahoma Hunter Shoots 7-Year-Old, 14-Point Buck

All Things Hunting’s Cole Barthel loves chasing big whitetails. This season, he tagged a great Oklahoma buck that stretched the tape. The 7 ½-year-old deer was a regular on the property he hunts, and the final chapter was written with great friends present for the hunt. Barthel first started seeing...


A Birthday Buck with Multiple Beams

When Orlando Vivone first saw the non-typical buck show up on his camera, he knew it was a deer he wanted to kill. The big buck was a regular on the property through August, but it only appeared at night and showed no regular pattern. A few of Vivone’s more...


Stuck at 12 Yards on a Monster Kentucky 10-Pointer

Tyler Pendley didn’t really have a target buck on camera this past summer. Then he picked up a new farm, one that he had turkey hunted in the past. “The farm owner told me that he had seen a big buck, but you never know about those things,” Pendley said...


Crossbow Hunter Bags Gnarly Drop-Tine Buck from Ground Blind

Jeff Humphrey had a big buck in his sights of his crossbow last year. When he squeezed the trigger, though, the bow malfunctioned and sent the bolt harmlessly over the buck's back. The miss stuck with Humphrey all season ... and for the rest of the year. This year, Humphrey...


Bowhunter's Decision to Pass Buck Last Year Pays off Big

Travis Langley had a nice buck standing under him in early September of last year. “He looked good, but I knew he was young. I wanted to see what he would do if he made it another year. I decided to pass and pray that he made it through,” Langley...


Saskatchewan Mom Bags Two Monster Mule Deer in Four Years

Hunting is a family affair for the Lenius clan of southern Saskatchewan. Jason Lenius started hunting in his early 20s. When he met his wife, Lee Anna, they dove into archery hunting and focused primarily on that for 10 years. The couple found — and still find — great satisfaction...


Utah Hunter Nails 33-Inch-Wide Buck on Muzzleloader Opener

If your dream was to kill a world-class mule deer buck, how long would you be willing to wait to hunt where giants roam? Some dreams — including hunting big mule deer bucks in a premium draw unit — take years to become reality. Utah’s Scott Flinders knows that well...


8-Year-Old Bags 152-inch Buck with Crossbow

Corbin Buchanon is having success in the deer woods at a very young age that many adult hunters never find. This season, he arrowed a 4 ½-year-old buck that scored an incredible 152 1/8 inches. That’s a toad just about anywhere you go. “I have been hunting since I was...


Bowhunter Takes a Leak from Stand, Smokes a Cigarette, Then Shoots Giant Buck

Laran Kaplan didn’t have any history with the big deer he shot this season. No trail camera photos, no knowledge the buck was even in the area. Kaplan has been hunting since he was 15 years old, but he's never seen anything remotely like the huge whitetail that crossed his...


Mother-to-Be Arrows 17-Point Buck

Sara Leftwich is a Kentucky hunter who spends a lot of time chasing whitetails each season. She started hunting in 2016, and for the past three years she’s tagged big bucks. The family purchased the farm she usually hunts a few years ago, and they've spent a lot of time...


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