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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Rack Report: A Freak of a Kentucky 9-Pointer

Big bucks will get under your skin. And Anthony Carrier had been watching one in particular for two years. A nice buck last year, early trail camera photos this year revealed the deer had made a huge jump in both height and mass for this fall. The buck’s activity was...


Rack Report: A Triumphant Return

Andy Hudson is no stranger to big whitetails. With a wall full of impressive deer, it takes a pretty special buck to get him excited. This one did. But this story almost didn’t happen. After a shoulder injury two years ago, Hudson had all but given up on bowhunting. Then...


Rack Report: 195-Inch Kentucky Velvet Typical

Tim Young lives in premier whitetail habitat in southern Iowa, but he’s made several road trips south to Kentucky, hoping to take advantage of the Bluegrass State’s early September opener and shoot a velvet buck. Young says he wasn’t overly picky, either. “I was interested in a velvet deer, so...


Rack Report: Madison Donihoo's Youth Season Buck

Buck: 160-inch, Non-Typical Hunter: Madison Donihoo Location: Kingfisher County, Oklahoma Time of Year: Oct. 18, 2013 Weapon: Howa .25-06 rifle


Rack Report: The Story of El Horno

Back in the 2012 season, Michael Moffat shot a buck the likes of which most hunters will never see. That buck sported bodacious mass and heavy palmation, and scored just shy of 180. Moffat knew he'd set the bar high enough that he might never break it. But then he...


Rack Report: Josh Harden's Kansas Booner

Day seven was upon Josh Harden and the hunt was starting to take its toll. Hunting during the rut can be both physically and mentally draining when the whitetails aren’t cooperating. And for Harden, they weren’t cooperating. The piece of dirt held multiple deer, just as many locations in the...


Rack Report: A January Giant

January 6 was a cold, snowy day in Illinois, but Steve Niemerg and his partner Justin Roepke were outside, working to improve deer habitat for one of their customer's properties. Steve and Justin recently started their land management business after making extensive improvements to their own hunting lease and improving...


Rack Report: Monster Non-Typical One of Louisiana's Largest of All Time

The first thing that catches your eye when you first see Alex LeBlanc’s giant buck from south central Louisiana is the webbed upright tines. Unfortunately, the Boone & Crockett scoring system doesn’t take into account the outrageous mass of the antler tines on this buck. If it did, the score...


Rack Report: Story of a 188-inch Indiana Bow-Kill

Most bowhunters are presented with only a chance or two per season at a buck. Seven bucks in a season would be something to remember. Seven in a day? That's something you'd never forget. But it happened to Indiana hunter Nathan Spalding, who put in the work and bagged his...


Rack Report: Giant Non-Typical One of West Virginia's All-Time Biggest Bow-Kills

The terrain in southern West Virginia is so steep, people joke that the deer need two short legs and two long legs just to get around. This rough country has many areas that are difficult to access, but some of the best hunting is near the towns. Four counties in...


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