Monster Bucks 27: Krysten McDaniel Arrows a Big Halloween Deer


Krysten McDaniel just before tagging a giant Kansas deer. (Josh McDaniel photo)

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Genre: Deer hunting

Produced By: Realtree Digital

Cast: Krysten McDaniel

Released: August 6, 2019

Runtime: 4 minutes 33 seconds

Watch Here: Krysten McDaniel Arrows a Big Halloween Deer

Josh and Krysten McDaniel both spend a lot of time in the treestand each fall. They travel the Midwest in search of big whitetails. And most of the time, they find them.

In this episode of Monster Bucks, Krysten is up to bat and it’s trick or treat day. But no tricks were played on this hunt. Only treats.

“It’s October 31, and I’ve never not shot a Halloween buck,” McDaniel said. “This morning is my last opportunity to do that. The deer movement is definitely starting to pick up. It’s day I don’t even know what. I’ve lost count of the days. I think it’s the fifth day of hunting here in Kansas. We’re still at it. Hunting hard. We’re bound to have some luck sooner or later.”

I think it ended up coming much sooner than she expected.

Things are about to get real for McDaniel and that buck. (Josh McDaniel photo)

Monster Bucks 27 Vol. 2: From the wide-open plains of Montana to the crop fields of the Midwest to the hardwoods of the Southeast, you’ll experience incredible hunts from the top names in the hunting industry such as Bill Jordan, Michael Waddell, David Blanton and Tyler Jordan, just to name a few. Here are a handful of the hunts you’ll see:

  • Phillip Culpepper takes a brute of a whitetail in Iowa
  • Michael Waddell arrows a big Georgia buck on his own farm
  • Krysten McDaniel wraps a Kansas tag around a beast of a buck
  • David Blanton takes a 180-inch Monster Buck with his muzzleloader
  • 25 total hunts: 18 with bow, three rifle, three muzzleloader, one crossbow

Where to Watch: Monster Bucks XXVII can be watched for free, exclusively on the new Realtree 365 App. Download the app to your smartphone or tablet and sign up for free. Stream all of the original Realtree Digital content available there on your device or to your television through Roku, iOS, tvOS, Android, AndroidTV, and Amazon FireTV. Viewers can also choose to watch via computers at

About Realtree 365: You’ll find other shows available: Midwest Whitetail, Chasing November, Pitts Stop, Pay Dirt, Realtree Stories, and more. Much more original content is coming soon, including deer, duck and land management shows.

Don’t Miss: Monster Bucks 27: David Blanton Muzzleloader Hunts a Gnarly Iowa Buck

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