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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Booner Bow Buck at 17 Yards

Kyle Leonhard climbed into his treestand on a clear and frosty morning in early November, hoping for a shot at a big buck he’d been chasing for three seasons. Even in Lee County, Iowa, 5 ½-year-old-plus bucks don’t come easy. Leonhard first learned of the giant, which had a split...


A 170 Illinois 8 Named Buster Douglas

Justin Kamps loves passing on young bucks with great potential to become giants, and then seeing them again once they’re fully mature. “I love that concept,” says Kamps, who’s been filming for Midwest Whitetail since 2009. “I have access to some incredible property that several others and I manage closely...


Bilateral Arm Amputee Kills a Monster Buck From a Climbing Stand

Jason Koger has always been a passionate deer hunter. But that passion was in danger when, in March of 2008, Koger was out riding his ATV around his farm to check for storm damage. In the low light, Koger didn’t notice the downed power lines across the road. When his...


A 180-Inch Kansas Crossbow Typical

Chris Ward of the Red Rising hunting show lives and hunts in the East, but he leases some land in Kansas with his friend and co-host, Eric Hale, who also is known for shooting big whitetails. Their friend, Jason Bowers, is now on the lease, too. They’ve leased this particular...


DIY Kansas Bowhunt Produces Buck of a Lifetime

Chad Priest, along with his hunting buddies Dave Johnson and Ray Pollum, love to bowhunt their home state of Pennsylvania. But they also love to travel to bowhunt new states together. Last fall, the trio hunted Ohio. While they didn’t kill a big buck, they enjoyed their time afield so...


A 183 Typical Buck on Halloween

Kentucky hunter Josh Mchatton knows Halloween is a great day to be in a stand if you want to kill a big buck. Even though he hadn’t had a shooter on camera in his spot for a few weeks, he hustled to get ready and head to the woods as...


Blanton Scores on a Giant October Buck in the Land of Oz

David Blanton took a road trip to Kansas in late October, which is never a bad idea. He was hunting his 13th year with JB Outfitters, a place where he’s had great success in the past. This year, the outfitter had a specific buck in mind for Blanton to target...


A Knock on a Door, Permission, and an 18-Point Monster Buck

The days of driving down the road, seeing a deer in a field, and knocking on the landowner's door for permission to hunt are over, right? Not always. Kentucky hunter Ricky Daugherty tried it this season, and it paid off with a giant non-typical whitetail. Daugherty, of Hopkins County, was...


Georgia-Kate McFerrin's Monster Texas Buck

Georgia-Kate McFerrin, daughter of Mike and Bonnie, is a monster buck killer. She’s been doing it for years. “My parents have been deer hunting since before I was born. So, since I was little, I have been hunting,” she said. “I am 22 years old and have been on the...


A 200-Inch Texas Buck on a 90-Degree Day

Bonnie McFerrin has shot more mature bucks than most hunters have seen. She started hunting when she married her husband, Mike, and has been chasing whitetails ever since. They have shared that hobby for the past 20 years, and it eventually led to a hunting show, Legends of the Fall...


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