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ONE MORE RIDGE CHRIS SKAGGS COULD HAVE THROWN IN THE TOWEL. THE WEATHER WAS NASTY, AND THE HUGE KENTUCKY BUCK HE'D BEEN AFTER WAS AWOL. BUT CHECKING THAT LAST SPOT MADE ALL THE DIFFERENCE. Feb 21, 2018 1814
Buckshot booner: Something told Shannon Sledge he needed to carry his shotgun and his rifle on a South Georgia deer hunt last fall. He's glad he listened to that inner voice. Sep 1, 2017 2006
The scout that never sleeps: trail cameras have changed whitetail scouting forever. And these Kentucky bucks--one shot in early season, the other during the rut--are examples of the payoff. Nov 1, 2016 1795
Repeat Performance: for Kentucky hunters Jason Burkley and Kent Robinson, success on monster bucks has proved to be more than just a one-time affair. Jun 1, 2016 1966
A helping hand: for many deer hunters wrestling with disabilities, this special hunt in western Kentucky offers a chance to enjoy the woods--and sometimes huge success. Oct 1, 2015 1744
Close enough: imagine having this buck waltz into bow range--and then take his sweet time giving you a shot! Sep 15, 2015 2028
Living the DIY dream: when a deer biologist got drawn for a public hunt on Kentucky's Big Rivers WMA and State Forest, he knew the payoff could be big. And was it ever! Sep 1, 2015 1605
Junior's giant: Some monster buck successes are just meant to be. The quest for this rutting bruiser from southern Kentucky is one of them. Nov 1, 2014 2063
Kentucky velvet: it took trail camera photos of a great buck to get nick brown to venture afield in early archery season. He's glad he did! Oct 1, 2014 1689
Kentucky Odyssey: taking ANY trophy buck on public land often sounds like an impossible dream. But Kentucky's Albert King not only ended up with a monster, he got the one he'd identified a year earlier. Sep 1, 2014 2364
Way back when: a half-century ago, Georgia deer weren't nearly as abundant as today. But on the plus side, those hunters who gained permission and put in the effort sometimes were rewarded with huge bucks. Sep 1, 2014 2290
Velvet 365: last fall, Mike11 Fries shocked the whitetail world with a Georgia buck that not only is the state's biggest by bow but also one of the strangest. Jun 1, 2014 1985
Kentucky hotspot: Northern Kentucky's Pendleton County might not be big in terms of geographic size, but it's been producing world-class bucks for more than a decade! Here's the evidence. Dec 1, 2013 1839
Kentucky combo: as Patrick Williams and Josh Prewitt can attest, virtually any corner of the Bluegrass State might turn out a giant typical buck! Nov 1, 2013 1973
Kentucky strong: Terry Strong's giant buck is evidence that huge whitetails can be found even in the shadows of the city. Oct 1, 2013 2002
The long way. Sep 1, 2013 961
Through the grapevine: the first time Kentucky bowhunter Jim Hill spotted the tremendous typical, its antlers were snagged in a tangled grapevine. A year later, the buck was his! Aug 1, 2013 2179
South Georgia giant: Randy Culpepper's worth county non-typical rifle kill is poised to shake up the Georgia record book! Mar 22, 2013 1241
Kentucky velvet: a year after sending an arrow over the back of the massive bluegrass non-typical, Thad Cartwright got a second chance at the buck of his dreams. Mar 22, 2013 1983
Peak condition: Kevin Peak's Shelby County muzzleloader buck tops the Kentucky record book for clean 8-pointers. Nov 1, 2012 1503
Never give up. Oct 1, 2012 1194
Second-shot souvenir. Aug 29, 2012 994
South Georgia sweet spot: within 48 hours, this South Georgia hotspot produced two of the state's most impressive typical whitetails. Aug 1, 2012 2385
Kentucky quality: fate smiled upon Kent Robinson by giving him a second chance at the tall-tined Kentucky whitetail, and this hunter made the most of it! Jul 25, 2012 2154
Kentucky takedown: it might have taken three years, but Kentucky's Ryan Cox ultimately caught up with the state's No. 2 typical bowkill! Jul 25, 2012 2201
The borderline buck: David Gregory had no idea how close his giant non-typical had come to being killed on a neighboring property. In the end, it was a story of being in the right place at the right time. Dec 1, 2011 2105
Blue grass bucks: Dale Prather and Greg Reinhardt represent the latest evidence that Kentucky is emerging as one of the top whitetail destinations in the country. Nov 1, 2011 2336
A record at Red Oak; it in the record book! A consistent management plan put south Georgia's Red Oak plantation on the map, but owner George Brannen put it in the record book!. Aug 30, 2011 1826
Kentucky teen knocks down mega-buck. Jun 28, 2011 1284
Kentucky tradition: for a father and son to each have Boone & Crockett bucks to their credit is a feat in itself. For both bucks to have been killed in the same county during the same season is remarkable! Oct 1, 2010 2388
Southern gentlemen: just seven days and a few miles separate the tales of two Georgia bowhunters who struck it big in the shadow of Atlanta's urban sprawl. Aug 1, 2010 2132
A Georgia wallhanger: having lost his hunting lease in 2007, Devin Key had to scramble to find another spot to hunt in 2008. Not only did he do just that, he ended up taking the buck of a lifetime! Feb 17, 2010 2217
Kentucky's 'Muy Grande': after he and his hunting companions got a trail camera photo of a giant non-typical, Robert Taylor thought that he would never see the buck again. But strange things often happen in the deer woods, and Robert ended up shooting a true bluegrass megabuck. Oct 1, 2009 2440
Chuck's drop-tine monster: several sightings and a shed antler that scored 113 4/8 non-typical points sent this avid bowhunter on a two-year quest for a true Illinois giant. Oct 1, 2009 2522
Paying his dues: this Ohio bowhunter put in plenty of time chasing his dream buck, and everything finally came together on a spur-of-the-moment afternoon hunt in mid-October 2007. Sep 1, 2009 1114

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