In 2005, Tim King shot this monster in Gurnsey County, OH, the largest by bow that year. The deer scored 219 5/8 atypical.
In 2005, Tim King shot this monster in Gurnsey County, OH, the largest by bow that year. The deer scored 219 5/8 atypical. Field & Stream Online Editors
King holds up a 10 point buck on Nov. 9, 2006, the day he turned 44. He shot it from the same tree that he took his atypical trophy from the year before. It scored 152. Now that’s how to celebrate a birthday! Field & Stream Online Editors
John Jezioro, 37, took this buck November 18, 2005 in Athens County. It came walking through a funnel in the woods just before dark, and grossed 156. Field & Stream Online Editors
JR Tucker, a Hunter Specialty Field Staff member, took this buck of a lifetime on the morning of October 21, 2006 in Ross County, OH. JR, 34, says that from an educational standpoint, patience paid off. The deer was facing him for a full minute and offering only a brisket shot before turning broadside, but it was worth the wait. The buck scored 182 3/8 non-typical. Field & Stream Online Editors
John Hite, 42, with a buck that green scored net 193. He took the deer in Fairfield County, OH. Field & Stream Online Editors
Thad Bright, 35, took this buck from Green County, OH, on November 8, 2006. It grossed 124 1/8. Field & Stream Online Editors
Here Thad lifts the head of a big buck he shot in 1997 in Vinton County, OH. It grossed 156 3/8 and netted 144 1/8. Field & Stream Online Editors
Thad Bright shot this buck while bow hunting in Vinton County in November of 2003. It netted 134 6/8. Field & Stream Online Editors
Buz Brandes, 37, had been watching this ten pointer for two years before killing it on opening day in the acorns in Athens County. It scored 161 3/8. Field & Stream Online Editors
Jon Byers shot this big Ashland County buck in 1997, scoring 141 3/8. Field & Stream Online Editors
Byers shot this beautiful non-typical buck with a shotgun in December of 2003 in Ashland County. It scored 211 3/8. Field & Stream Online Editors
Byers, 45, never got a clear shot at this buck during bow season, but he did on the first Wednesday of the 2005 gun season in Ashland County. He’d been scouting the deer all summer, and it scored 163 2/8 typical. Field & Stream Online Editors
Byers took this buck in Ashland County in 2006. It scored 163 4/8 non-typical. Field & Stream Online Editors
Lori Byers and a winter buck she took with a muzzleloader in January 2004 in Ashland County. It scored 142 2/8. Field & Stream Online Editors
Alex Couladis, 51, took this buck on his land in Athens County on November 26, 2005. It scored 174 5/8, an a-typical beauty with forked brow tines. He’d been watching the deer since the previous season and says it had a huge, calcified knot on its back leg, which led him to call it Wounded Knee. Field & Stream Online Editors
Randy Hilty, 44, took a week off to hunt the beginning of the rut in November, but he killed this buck the first day, on a ridge in a stand of acorn trees. The whitetail scored 173 and Hilty says that he took a 12 point the year before in the same area that scored 163. Field & Stream Online Editors
Rod Nutter, 50, took this very wide, very tall, and typical 8 point in Athens County. He shot the buck on December 2, 2006 in an area he calls a “real desirable location.” He was watching seven bucks feeding when this one approached, dwarfing a 4 1/2 year old 9 point that Rod knew well. “I was real tickled,” Rod says. And he had good reason: the deer netted 166 2/8. Field & Stream Online Editors
“This deer is 6 1/2 years old,” Nutter says. “He was great big and thick-necked, and it was a great hunt.” He shot the deer just before noon at about 35 yards, proving to his friend Randy that deer really do move around midday (especially when the rut is on). He took the buck on November 9th, and it grossed an a-typical 151 4/8. Field & Stream Online Editors
Corey Hartley shot this typical 8 point with a crossbow in Coschocton County, November 4, 2006. The deer scored 140 1/8. Field & Stream Online Editors
Chad Moore took this deer November 8, 2006 in Paulding County with a longbow. The massive rack scored 167 3/8 non-typical. Field & Stream Online Editors
Corey Rex, 13 at the time, took this 143 5/8 typical buck on his family’s property in Athens County, December 22, 2006. He’d been after the deer for three years, passing up many others to make sure he got his buck. Field & Stream Online Editors
Mike Rex with a typical buck he shot November 4, 2004. A doe walked by, he says, followed by a 2 1/2 year old 8 point with his nose to ground. She must have been the only deer in heat, because then “eight bucks appeared from everywhere, four mature, and I shot the first one I had a chance at.” He scored 161 3/8. Field & Stream Online Editors
An a-typical monster to compliment Mike Rex’s typical beauty. The gnarly rack scored 218 6/8, and he took it opening day, October 1, 2005 on a neighbor’s farm in Athens County, OH. Field & Stream Online Editors
Randy Myers, 52, takes this pretty buck by the beams. The deer scored a gross of 162 3/8. He shot it in the hills above the Athens suburbs. “Unusual to have someone splitting wood down below, and ten minutes later these two huge deer come out,” Myers said of the December, 2005 hunt. Field & Stream Online Editors