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Monster Bucks in “The Bow Zone”

December 2, 2013 by  
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My 2013 “Bow Zone Buck” Webster’s definition of accomplishment: Something done, achieved or accomplished successfully. My definition: Surviving the harshest, most brutal conditions that Mother Nature can throw at you in one of the toughest places in the country to harvest a big whitetail, “The Edmonton Bow Zone”. Finally after 7 trips to “the zone”… […]

Optics for Monster Bucks

September 17, 2013 by  
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After 33 years of bowhunting I’ve learned a few things in the whitetail woods. Scout more than you hunt, play the wind, the first time in is the best time and quality products can make a difference between success and failure! There are just some pieces of equipment that you should not scrimp on! Quiet […]

Calming Monster Bucks

September 17, 2013 by  
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Beating a mature bucks nose is what its all about! Show me a big whitetail that has survived to be 4, 5 or even 6 years old and I wil show you an animal that has learned to play the wind to his advantage, he has to or he dies, plain and simple. By the […]

Monster Bruins on the Cochrane River

September 8, 2013 by  
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It only takes a minute! That was the statement I kept repeating over and over in my head as I counted down the hours, then the minutes, as my 2013 bear hunt came to a close. I hunted hard all week and now I was down to the wire, sneaking in a last minute hunt […]

Monster Bucks in September

August 20, 2013 by  
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As I put the finishing touches on my last fall food plot of the year this evening, I couldn’t help but think about how soon another deer season will be here! The last few nights here in Ohio have been down in the 50’s and it sure feels like fall is fast aproaching. I can’t […]

Monster Bucks in Illinois by Adam Hays

December 17, 2012 by  
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After picking up one of the biggest sheds I have ever found back in March, I had high hopes for my 2012 Illinois season. I knew this animal could be a world class 8 point if he survived, so I couldn’t wait to start running my trail cameras in the summer, in hopes of locating […]

Mark’s Monster Buck

December 11, 2012 by  
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Here’s a great story from a young guy who’s gone through some tough times recently after a bad motorcycle accident. His desire to hunt deer again was part of his motivation for a strong recovery. Looks like its all paying off big time. Congrats Mark! Thankful in Ohio…. Thanksgiving morning involved a cup of coffee, […]

200″ Ohio Monster Non-Typical

December 5, 2012 by  
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Here’s a great story about our hunting heritage and one man’s hunt for a true monster buck that reportedly grossed well over the magical 200″ mark as a non-typical. That’s a big giant whitetail no matter where you call home. Congrats Joe! My 100-Year Deer Story! My family has owned a small property in Highland […]

Big Bucks

October 8, 2012 by  
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Here’s a trio of monster bucks taken so far this fall. Keep the pictures and stories coming in! Best of luck to everyone this season, hunt safe. JT Greg Deckling shot this giant non-typical in Morrow County, OH on opening day of 2012 archery season. Another monstrous whitetail from Saskatchewan, Canada reportedly taken September 2012 […]

Monster Bucks and early season

July 31, 2012 by  
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Illinois 2011, during the October Lull Where has the summer gone, and all the giant bucks? Usually by this time of the year I have been able to pinpoint the location of a couple big whitetails to concentrate my early season efforts on, not so this year! I know this hot and dry summer has […]

Monster Bucks and Late Season Food Sources

January 4, 2012 by  
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When it comes to wrapping your tag around a late season giant your success can rely greatly on your ability to find the best food source available in your area. As I discussed in my last column, security  cover also plays a huge role in late season strategies but you can bet that the cover […]

Monster Bucks and late season cover

December 19, 2011 by  
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One of my best bucks to date, taken from a 9 acre thicket ! Don’t overlook the small patches of cover! When it comes to chasing giant whitetails during the late season, it’s all about security cover! By the time snow starts to fly in December, the deer have been pressured by bow and gun […]

Monster Bucks Late Season

December 7, 2011 by  
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December Giant If you haven’t filled your archery tag yet don’t worry, some of the best hunting of the year is still to come! My favorite time of the season to shoot a mature deer is definitely early, but my second favorite is late season. I know the rut is a great time to kill […]

Monster Bucks: Success and Failure

November 24, 2011 by  
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Illinois 2011 I had an incredible gun season this year in Illinois, sharing deer camp with some great friends and scoring on this 140” 8 point first thing Friday morning! In fact, I had my best season ever in Illinois, filling both my archery and gun tags for the first time this year after hunting […]

Monster Bucks and Quality Equipment

November 17, 2011 by  
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My biggest buck to date, taken 2 hours after I hung the stand. Illinois has been one of my favorite hunting destinations for the last 6 or 7 years, and I normally draw a bow and a gun tag, (non residents can shoot one buck with a bow and one with a gun) and with […]

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