My son James, age 11, shot this 18 pt buck on Nov 15, 2009 from a climber stand on a farm in Ohio. The buck was trailing a doe during the rut. James shot the deer from 27 yards with his Hoyt Kobalt set at 43 lbs. It was a clean pass through and the deer only ran 10 yards before going down.
new kansas nontypical whitetail muzzleloader record
I shot this nontypical whitetail 10/4/09 with a muzzleloader at 100 yds. This deer scored (232 and 1/8 gross 223 and 3/8s net with 24 pts)This is the largest whitetail ever shot in the state of kansas with a muzzleloader.
My First Kansas Buck.
This is my first kansas buck. I shot it when i was 14 with a 7mm 75 yards away. I shot the deer 3 times an thought i missed on the first 2. We walked up to the deer and it had 2 shots through the heart and one through the liver. I have always wanted a picture of me and my deer on field and stream and i hope this deer is big enough to qualify.
The Trail-Cam Buck
We saw this deer after the 2008 season on trail-cam. This year we saw him in Sept on trail-cam, but never saw him other than on camera at night. On the 23rd, two days after opening day, I missed him at 200 yrds, but he came back, unbothered by the shot, and I harvested him two days later. He has 17 scorable points, split brows, 6 in. mass between his G2 & G3 and scored 175.
22 point monster shot in northern missouri
Last minute Buck.
Whew…..I had a chance to sit one last night before the gun hunters hit the woods. I’m glad I harvested him before the “cheaters” hit the woods.
Were gonna need a bigger boat
Taking a friend’s advice, on November 23rd I launched my small kayak into a secluded waterway. I hung scents, sat behind a blown down tree, wind and water to my back. After hours of doe bleating and buck grunting, I was almost done. With five minutes of legal hunting left, I gave one more call. A 12 pt buck crashed towards me, and I shot him at eight yards!
I passed this guy up!
I had this bruiser at 15 yards broadside with my bow at fulldraw and my sight pin floating over the lungs but I never let the arrow go. There was a twig the size of a pencil hanging over the kill area. He was staring at me when I had to let my bow string down. He took one step into the open and let me pull back again and the picture says the rest.
My Buck of a Lifetime
A storm destroyed our 200 acres of Mississippi River hills hardwoods. The road to the property was also flooded, so we paddled in by boat. I walked the ridgeline looking for bedded deer. I sat on an downed tree when this buck came across the next ridgeline. I shot and he fell 20 yards away. Three hours of dragging and a 1/2 mile boat ride later I had the buck of my lifetime!
Where’d he come from?
All of a sudden there he was. He gave me two shots both on target. When I got to the downed giant. I was in amazement, I knew he was big but he was breathtaking.
my buddys son was walking a creek with his bow and seen this 155″ dragging a 130″ and got a good shot! the bigger buck was almost dead and the smaller one had been dead for awhile.
BUddy Got this Big BUCk!
The “Backyard Brawler” from Oklahoma
Seven years ago I took over managing a 122 acre farm and after an agressive doe harvest. We are starting to reep the fruits of our labor. With this main frame eight point buck with a 20 inch inside spread, and a 12 1/2 inch G-2. And the funny thing is our area is not known for producing big bucks until now! I guess the cat is out of the bag. He is the smallest buck on our hit list.
The River Buck
18 point buck shot opening weekend of hunting! Was chasing two does along the river bank. Weighed 230 pounds
Ten pointer taken in Texas
This is my biggest buck to date. I took him November 17th, 2009 while hunting in Texas with former tv hunting show host Steve Lecorchick. He scores about 145 B&C; and is so far my buck of a lifetime.
Rebekah’s first buck
My wife and I recently took Rebekah, a young girl from our church in St. Louis, hunting on our family’s farm in Virginia. Starting with hunter safety and progressing through good shooting techniques and practice at the range, she made herself ready for deer hunting and made an excellent shot to take down the nice buck pictured.
Monster Indiana Buck
After two years we finally got him. With the help of our guide we caught this buck coming out for dinner just minutes before dark. It’s the buck of a lifetime and we couldn’t have asked for a better hunt.
My Friend shot this big guy just out of town! He is for sure getting this boy mounted!
Garrett B’s First Deer
Garrett shot his first deer during the 2009 Iowa Youth Season. He is 9 years old and was the first time she ever shot a gun at an animal. Proved he could hit the target at the range so he earned the chance to shoot at a deer. The buck is a 20″ wide 10 point that gross green score 162 7/8″ It will be hard to top that one over the rest of his life.
Washington State Split Main Beam Muley
I was lucky enough to take this buck on opening day in central WA State.
My best yet
Here’s another one of my buck I got last week. I can’t believe how well this picture turned out, being that I took it with my phone 30 seconds after finding him. I was shaking good enough that the picture should just be a blur. I hope everyone else’s season ends up as blessed as mine has.
Trophy Mule Deer
Mule deer taken in Colorado in 2008.
The kind of antlers you don’t want to find shed hunting
I was shed hunting on my grandpa’s farm where I do all of my whitetail hunting. I spotted this giant rack from 70 yards away through the timber. As I got closer my heart sank to see that this deer did not make it through the winter. He has 14 points, and had a gross typical score of 189 2/8. As the picture shows, my 3 year old son Jake really took an interest in this set of antlers.
My best deer
After spotting some antlers in the tall grass from several hundred yards away I decided to crawl down a fence line to get a closer look. After crawling for what seemed like forever I got about 200 yards from the buck I had spotted. When a doe came walking by him he stood up to go after her – but so did this huge 6×6 that I didn’t even know was there.
My wife, Corinne Wolfe shot this 11 pt with a crossbow after being in the stand approximately 15 mintues. This is the third buck she has taken since she began hunting in 2006.
Tall Tine is Down
My son Brady took this monster in Buffalo County, WI after watching 2 smaller bucks fighting he stepped in to face the winner. It’s a main frame 9 point with 14″ G2’s and 12″ G3’s, with stickers at both bases. It grossed 170 green score by taxidermist. It field dressed out at 196 lbs.
Ohio Archery Giant
Missed hunting season last year while deployed in Iraq. Returned in October and was invited to hunt in western Ohio with some friends. The 3rd day of the hunt, this buck came to a grunt call. 18 yard shot and watched the buck fall only 60 yards away. The buck green scores 174 P & Y and my hunting buddy captured it all on video, so I can relive the memory.
Luke Newman’s Corkscrew Buck
I shot this crazy corkscrew buck with my 300 Win Mag. Out trophy buck hunting with my buddy Cory for a few days and had passed up some nice bucks but was holding out for the big one. Finally shot this one on the forth day. Just could not pass up this deer mounted on my wall.
Wisconsin Halloween Buck
150+ class buck shot in western Wisconsin on Halloween morning. 1st buck shot with the bow.
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