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Professional Bass Fisherman Shoots Monster Ohio Whitetail

Randy Kukral is a professional bass fisherman, but he’s extremely passionate about big whitetails. In 2021, he shot a 210-7/8-inch Ohio buck. This past season, he repeated that success with a deer scoring more than 200 inches. But that story started the previous year. On Nov. 29, 2021, Kukral drove...


Tyler Jordan Arrows Monster Georgia Buck Called “Hayblower”

Tyler Jordan needs no introduction. He’s been shooting big bucks since he was young — most of which have aired on Realtree Outdoors, Realtree Road Trips and Monster Bucks . This season, he bagged another big whitetail at Realtree Farms. He’d followed the deer for three years, and this season,...


Why Are Some Bucks Shedding Antlers Early?

Each year, bucks grow new antlers in spring and summer, carry them for most of fall and winter, and then shed them toward the end of the colder months. That process happens annually for normal, healthy bucks. However, this year, there are many reports of bucks shedding antlers earlier than...


20 Photos That Show Just How Tough Whitetails Are

It’s no secret that whitetails are incredibly tough animals. Their will to survive is beyond anything in the big-game category, and their ability to overcome serious harm is impressive. Although we don’t celebrate or take joy from seeing deer in pain, check out these trail camera photos that show just...


Ancient Buck Had Rare Third Antler

Jason Morton spotted the buck and knew right away the animal was old. The deer was a bag of bones and walked stiffly with a slow, hip-swaying gait. The 7-point antlers were on the heavy side but stubby and going downhill from what the rack must have been a few...


55 Hours on Stand for a Canada 12-Pointer

Paul Beasley with Canada in the Rough is all about big game hunting, especially for trophy whitetails. It comes as no surprise that he recently bagged another big buck. The latest comes out of Saskatchewan, Canada. Traveling to hunt with Dean Kypers and Buck Country Outfitters, Beasley expected a great...


15 Ways to Bag More Late Season Small Game

Hunting upland game animals like rabbits, squirrels, quail, and grouse can be really tough during wintertime, especially late in the season. Snow and ice have destroyed food supplies and cover, reducing wild game populations considerably from what they were earlier. Hunters and predators have taken a toll on the game,...


Alabama’s Mysterious Big-Nose Deer

Something about the 8-pointer looked weird. He was skinny and scuffed up, but that was not unusual during the peak rut. Johnny Sorensen tipped his can call, and the odd-looking deer made a beeline for the doe bleats. Johnny pulled the trigger and buck went down in a heap. The...


Florida Bowhunter Tags 17-Point Buck on Public Land

Last fall, Griffin McClain accomplished something few Florida deer hunters do: He shot a massive whitetail buck on public land. McClain has been hunting for about 20 years, and the 2022 season was an incredible one. McClain says it was his first year ever hunting public land, and it worked...


A Booner Bow Buck on 20 Acres

Brock Wilson spends a lot of time chasing whitetails each fall. He’s bagged several big ones this year, including a 170-inch Kansas deer taken on September 16. But the largest of the season came out of Moniteau County, Missouri, near his home. It was a 4 ½-year-old whitetail that he...


Jared Mills Shoots Two Giant Bucks in One Great Season

Jared Mills has been part of the whitetail video world for more than a decade. A longtime team member of Midwest Whitetail, he recently stepped away to start a new chapter, but his deer hunting hasn’t taken a pause. In fact, he’s having the best deer season of his life...


A Surprise Missouri Monster Buck from the Ground

Jesse Marlin, of Missouri, spends a lot of time chasing whitetails. He has hunted with bows and guns his entire life. “I’ve taken dozens of bucks from 150 to 180-plus inches,” he said. “My last buck was 186-6/8 inches with a bow. This buck ended a four-year dry spell.” Incredibly,...


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