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Aaron Bruns, JNA Outfitters Anden’s first deer, taken in 2007, was also a true trophy: The buck had a 22″ inside spread and scored 162 gross. Contact: 402-239-0252, aaron@jnaoutfitters.com, www.jnaoutfitters.com, 5320 Canterbury Ln, Lincoln NE, 68512 Field & Stream Online Editors
Dave Flora, Wild Ohio Whitetail Outfitters Pennsylvanian Jeff Jacobs took this buck on the final day of his hunt with Wild Ohio Whitetail Outfitters. “I don’t know why it takes us until the last day to get things done,” writes Dave Flora, “but we would like to think we are giving our hunters their money’s worth.” Contact: 614-778- 9923, dave@wildohiowhitetailoutfitters.com, www.wildohiowhitetailoutfitters.com Field & Stream Online Editors
Tanner Holder, owner, Rio Rojo Outfitters Contact: 940-585-1094, www.riorojooutfitters.com; P.O. Box 363, Olustee, Ok 73560 Field & Stream Online Editors
Clint Gray, Buckshot Outfitting This 170 buck was taken by Tony Thurston of Vermont in 2006 on Clint Gray’s outfitting territory in northern Idaho. Contact: www.buckshotoutfitting.com, buckshot@coldreams.com, 494492 Hwy 95 Naples, ID 83847 Field & Stream Online Editors
Aaron Basye, Kansas Whitetail Madness Aaron Basye says the rack on this deer – a 162 mainframe 8 – makes up for it not being the highest-scoring animal taken by Kansas Whitetail Madness clients. Contact: 629-538-3270, abasye@embarqmail.com, www.kansaswhitetailmadness.com; P.O. Box 371, Arlington, Ks 67514 Field & Stream Online Editors
Scott Sundheim, Sioux Pass Outfitters & Charters John Walker, of South Carolina, started out as a Sioux Pass bird-hunting client. But after years of seeing big bucks while on bird hunts, he decided to try out whitetail hunting. The switch netted him this 174-score buck in 2007. Contact: 406-798-3474, www.scottsundheim.com; 14149 CR 342 Fairview MT 59221 Field & Stream Online Editors
Ken & Roseann Mayer, All American Outfitter This deer, taken by Jeff Moschetti in Donley County, November 2006, scored 174 gross. Ken says that score would have been 6 higher if it weren’t for a broken tine. Contact: 800.693.2253, www.aaoutfitter.com, PO Box 727, Clarendon, TX 79226 Field & Stream Online Editors
Donald Hill, Oak Creek Whitetail Ranch & Upland Game Bird Hunting “This deer is not the biggest but it is one of the prettiest,” writes Donald Hill. The buck officially scored 243 inches and was 26 inches inside with matching double drop tines. The right one broke off before he was shot. Contact: oakcreekranch@earthlink.net, www.oakcreekwhitetailranch.com, 573-943-6644, 178 Oak Creek Lane, Bland, MO 65014 Field & Stream Online Editors
David Noyes & Keith Roberge, guides, Northern NH Guide Services Contact: 603-466-5632, guides@northernNHguides.com; 2 Willis Place, Gorham, NH 03581 Field & Stream Online Editors
Randy Shipp, Shipp Ranch This wide 10-point buck fell to Rick Frazier of Sulfur Spring, Texas on the Shipp Ranch in Nov. 2007. Contact: 512-752-3622, www.shippranch.com; 2745 Cr. 1403, Lometa, Texas 76853 Field & Stream Online Editors
David Mayfield, El Indio Hunting Contact: 210-279-3208, elindiobowhunting.com, david@elindiobowhunting.com, 31988 Scarteen DR, Fair Oaks Ranch TX, 78015 Field & Stream Online Editors
Mark Beam, Owner/Manager Stillwater Outfitters LLC The first whitetail that Brad Campbell of Utah ever took was this buck, which scored 164. Contact: 303-659-8665, mark@stillwateroutfitters.net, 6588 Telluride St., Brighton, CO 80601 Field & Stream Online Editors
Mark Pope, Southampton Outfitters This buck, taken in December 2007 by DJ Saunders of Richmond, Va., scored in 170s and has a mainframe 10-point with one kicker off the base. Contact: 804-586-8077, www.southamptonoutfitters.com, popeman@southamptonoutfitters.com, 12583 Cedar View Road, Drewryville, VA 23844 Field & Stream Online Editors
Clarence Walton, Rocky Woodford Outfitting This buck scored 169 and 7/8 B&C.; Contact: 325-255-2335, rockywoodfordoutfitting.com, rocky@rockywoodfordoutfitting.com; 18045 Kenley Land, Christoval, TX 76935 Field & Stream Online Editors
Jason Brown, Big Woods Outfitters This 153-scoring buck was taken by Robert Baker in the first year of Big Woods Outfitters guided hunts. Contact: bigwoodsoutfitters@gmail.com, www.bigwoodsoutfitters.com; 6129 Thurgood Marshall Highway, Kingstree, South Carolina 29556 Field & Stream Online Editors
Clay McPherson, Cutawhiskie Creek Outfitters, LLC. Pennslyvanian David Sawyer with his 14-point buck that scored 147 3/4. Contact: 252-333-2279; 723 Menola Saint John Rd., Ahoskie, NC 27910 Field & Stream Online Editors
Jim Nuzzi, Owner/Operator, American Whitetail Ltd., LLC American Whitetail client Joe Flynn poses with his kill. Contact: 856-546-1982, www.americanwhitetailltd.com, P.O. Box 173, Audubon, NJ 08106 Field & Stream Online Editors
Ashley Kana, West Kerr Ranch After hunting on Ashley Kana’s family ranch for years, Brian from East Texas took this 153 B&C; buck, his biggest ever. Contact: 830-329-5171, westkerr@yahoo.com; 24330 Hwy 83, Mountain Home, TX 78058 Field & Stream Online Editors
Charlie Ammann, Senior Hunting Consultant & Ranch Real Estate, San Miguel Outdoors, Inc. Charlie Amman shows off the racks of two bucks taken while free-ranging in 2006 in Texas. The left buck scored 179 B&C; and was taken with a bow, and the right scored 201 and fell to a rifle. Contact: 512-891-7787, charlie@smoutdoors.com, www.smoutdoors.com Field & Stream Online Editors
Pattie Westbrook, Covert Ranch Diana Swanson’s buck, taken at Covert Ranch, scored 201 B&C; gross. Contact: charlesbcovert@gmail.com; 800 Bering Drive, Suite 202, Houston, Texas 77057 Field & Stream Online Editors
Johnnie Fowler, Eagle Ridge Outfitter Jason Isringhausen, a relief pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals, hit his mark and took this 163-class 10-pointer in 2007. Contact: 573-897-3030, jfowler@naught-naught.com, www.naught-naught.com,140 Eagle Ridge Trail, Linn, MO 65051 Field & Stream Online Editors
Dean Ray, Owner, Southern Whitetail Guide Service Ben Buchanan took this 160-pound 8-pointer on October 27, 2007, at the peak of the rut in Denmark, South Carolina. The deer had a 16-inch outside spread and a rough score of 120. Contact: 803-571-3212; 143 Citadel Dr. Aiken, SC 29803 Field & Stream Online Editors
Mike and Debbie Nickels, Nickels Farms & Old School Guide Service Wearing no raingear and crouched against an oak tree, Don Bertoli waited in a torrential downpour on the second morning of a November hunt to arrow this buck. Contact: 785-863-3465, nickelsfarms@yahoo.com, 17100 Fairview Rd, McLouth, KS 66054. Field & Stream Online Editors
Patrick Tabor, Swan Mountain Outfitters In the Swan River District of the Flathead National Forest, Pat Tabor guided Dan Stokes of Redmond, Ore., to this buck scoring 172. Contact: 406-886-3900, pat.tabor@swanmountainoutfitters.com, www.swanmountainoutfitters.com; PO Box 5081 Swan Lake, MT 59911 Field & Stream Online Editors
Jerry D. Hoover Doug came all the way to Iowa from New Jersey to take this buck that scored 183. Contact: 641-524-4399, 2388 270th Street, Guthrie Center, Iowa 50115 Field & Stream Online Editors
Dennis Neyman, Midwest Monarchs Contact: 919-889-9417, dennisneyman@midwestmonarchs.com; 686 Bethany lane, Wentzville, MO 63385 Field & Stream Online Editors
Marty Brown, Brush Country Outfitters This buck scored 176 B&C; and was taken by Paula McCraw on the Briscoe Greenbranch Ranch in McMullen County, TX, while hunting with Marty Brown in a Jeep High Rack. Contact: 830-896-9545, www.brushcountryhunts.com, martyb@ktc.com, 211 Cherry Ridge Rd., Kerrville, TX 78028 Field & Stream Online Editors
Rob Tyler, Virginia Guide Services Chris Guida and his 8-year-old son took this fine 8-pointer on an early-morning deer drive in the 07-08 season. Contact: 804-339-3726, www.vaguideservice.com, rob@vaguideservice.com; 714 Mill Road, King William, Va. 23086 Field & Stream Online Editors
Gary Berthold, Owner, Bowhunter Haven This hunter used a photo map to choose his stand location on a property he had never hunted before, and came away with this 160-plus-scoring buck in the last week of October. Contact: 816-741-1909, www.BowHunterHaven.com, BowHunterHaven@AOL.com; PO Box 294, Nebraska City, NE. 68410 Field & Stream Online Editors
Jacob Roach, Performance Outdoors Inc. Illinois and Iowa Trophy Hunts This 108 4/8 P&Y; gross buck was chasing does when Tim Kautz (center) of New York shot it with a BowTech bow. With him in the photo are Ron Beayon (left) and Jake Roach (right). Contact: 800-996-0477, jake@urgemedia.com, www.performanceoutdoors.com; PO Box 5830, Eagle, CO 81631-5830 Field & Stream Online Editors
Jayson Allain, Outdoor Adventure Company / Sebec Lodge / Northwoods Adventures TV This 219-pounder was shot by Deven Morrell last season. Contact: 207-564-0007, www.outdooradventurecompany.com, www.sebeclodge.com, www.northwoodsadventurestv.com;1250 West Main Street, Dover Foxcroft, Maine 04426 Field & Stream Online Editors
Blue River Whitetails This 180-class buck was taken by Paul Novotny of Chatfield, Minnesota, during the 2007 rifle season. Contact: www.blueriverwhitetails.com, hunting@blueriverwhitetails.com, 416 N Denver Ave, Hanover, KS 66945, Field & Stream Online Editors
Gene & Sue Chytka, Howling Hills Hunting Dawson Trook from Michigan made a 300-yard shot on a cold and windy day to kill this 167 B&C; buck. Contact: 605-775-2750, Schytka@gwtc.net, 34548 S Landing Creek Rd., Burke, SD 57523 Field & Stream Online Editors
Gene Pearcy, Kansas Whitetail Adventures Contact: 620-926-2770, www.kansaswhitetails.com; 17513 1950 Road, Benedict, KS 66714 Field & Stream Online Editors
Skipper Duncan, Adobe Lodge Bill Knapp of Wethersfield, CT, took this 159 lb, 14-pointer while rattling with Adobe Lodge guide Jerry Watts. Bill’s first shot knocked the buck down, but it got back up and ran about 70 yards before Bill fired the lethal shot. It scored 171 2/8 gross and 166 2/8 net as a non-typical – the largest buck ever taken by an Adobe Lodge hunter. Contact: 325 374-7024, www.adobelodge.com Field & Stream Online Editors
Anthony Botts, Hunting Montana Public Lands This may not be the biggest buck that Hunting Montana Public Lands clients have taken, but it’s important to Anthony Botts because it was taken by his long-time hunting buddy, a guy who waits until the last day of the season to harvest his game. “These friendships are what make hunting not just a sport, but a way of life,” writes Botts. Contact: 406-231-5547, www.montanahuntinginfo.com Field & Stream Online Editors
Bucky and Leesa Bonner, B&B; Outfitters Bucky Bonner (left) and David Florance from Pennsylvania took this double drop-tine buck while hunting in Webb County Texas in January 2008. It was a six-and-a-half year old 12-point with 2 drop tines. Contact: 800-460-1843; P.O. Box 460, Port Aransas TX 78373-0460, www.bboutfitters.com, bucky@bboutfitters.com, leesa@bboutfitters.com Field & Stream Online Editors
Robin Gassett, Licking River Outfitters Mike Gassett, brother of outfitter Robin, took this big buck. Contact: 770-894-9600, linkingriveroutfitters.com, robingassett@earthlink.net; 784 Moores Mill Road, Cynthiana, KY 41031 Field & Stream Online Editors
Tracy Weyer, Hidden Valley Outfitters Mathew N. of Bozeman, MT, took this 170-class buck. Contact: 406-795-8286, www.hiddenvalleyoutfitters.net, tracyhuntmt@mcn.net, PO Box 444, Wibaux MT 59353 Field & Stream Online Editors
Pete Simmons, owner, Buck Run Hunting Lodge, LLC. Contact: 803 625-3791, info@buckrun.com, 580 Bens Road Estill, SC 29918 Field & Stream Online Editors
Hooks and Horns Outdoors Chris Morris, of Katy, Texas, killed this 174 4/8″ buck with a Mathews Switchback Bow at Colorado Ranch in Zapata County. Field & Stream Online Editors
Scott Kirkpatrick, Owner & Licensed Wisconsin Guide, Buffalo County Outfitters This buck, taken by Jerry Riley of Alabama, scored 184 7/8″. Contact: 715-287-3344, www.buffalocountyoutfitters.com; 26214 W. 3rd Avenue, Eleva, WI 547387 Field & Stream Online Editors
Mark Uhlik, Uhlik Hunting Contact: 785-325-2740, mtuhlik@bluevalley.net, www.uhlikhunting.com; 1548 17th Street, Washington, Kansas 66968 Some guides didn’t send us a photo, but they’re still top guides on our list, so here is their contact info: Wayne A. Derby, licensed NH master guide Northern Land Guide Services 134 Maple Street, Bethlehem NH. 03574 iguide@ncia.net northernguideservices.com 603-869-2634 Lynn Buswell, guide/owner/consultant Jagermister Outfitters,LLC 506 F Sreet West Amana, Iowa 52203 319-622-6259 Patrick L. Willis B.C.O. Enterprises, LLC. 270-242-9639 T.R. Michels Guide Service / Trinity Mountain Outdoors 3249 Upper 71st Street East Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076 TRMichels.com TRMichels@yahoo.com John Tubbs, Grindstone Springs Hunting Service LLC 748 Buffalo Rd. New Concord, KY 42076 270-293-3665 info@grindstonesprings.com Tim Moore Seacoast Guide Service 196 Concord Way Portsmouth, NH 03801 603-430-1172 seacoastguide@verizon.net mysite.verizon.net/seacoastguide Tom Myers Beachwood Farms (Western Kentucky) beechwoodfarms.com tmyers@beechwoodfarms.com 270-836-7220 Mike Scarbrough 563 West Comet Rd. Clinton Ohio 44216 330-933-0981 ohiotrophydeer.com Allen Williams, owner Dos Plumas Hunting Ranch 1760 C. R. 161 Trent, Texas 79561 325-665-9450 dosplumasranch@gmail.com dosplumashuntingranch.com Clarence Walton, owner Henderson`s Hunting Camps Ltd. (New Brunswick, Canada) huntwithhhc@xplornet.com or cswalton@nb.sympatico.ca hendersons-hunting.nb.ca 506-375-4658 Chad Onek C and S Kansas Whitetails 1235 SE Grant Rd. El Dorado, KS 67042 kshunts@yahoo.com Coyote Creek Outfitters PO Box 15 Marmarth ND 58643 dimonds@ndsupernet.com coyotecreekoutfitters.net/ 701-279-5890 Steve Maxwell, outfitter Master Rack Lodge 13096 Co. Rd. 14 Union Springs, AL 36089 masterracklodge.com/ (334) 474-3600 Field & Stream Online Editors