Marvel over some of the most extraordinary whitetails ever discovered and the real stories behind them!
It could be argued that Ohio’s so-called “Hole-In-The-Horn Buck” is the most famous whitetail in the world. In fact, this legendary deer, with his incredible rack and story to match, might well be the most famous big game animal ever
For some reason, the stories of high-ranking whitetails often involve bizarre circumstances. The tale of James (Jim) Jordan’s amazing typical from Wisconsin is no exception. In fact, it could be argued that this is the strangest whitetail story of all.
Few other stories in whitetail-hunting history can equal this one for sheer excitement, disappointment, and final glory. Fittingly, the buck that resulted from all this effort is in a class by itself, the one-time world record Non-Typical archery whitetail…
Larry Raveling couldn’t believe his eyes. As the monster whitetail buck lumbered toward him, he could see a huge rack. But, why were a pair of white drawers impaled on the points? All the startled hunter could think of was
In the late 1980s and early ’90s, there was no shortage of rumors about “new” world record typical whitetails. Jim Jordan’s long-standing world record from Wisconsin, with a net Boone and Crockett score of 206 1/8 points, was still the
Stories of record-book deer make good reading, particularly when they’re twisted around a horseback ride into the wilderness, fresh snow on the tents and the aroma of coffee over a snapping campfire. But, successful hunts don’t always unfold in such
The November night was cold, and a misty rain darkened it even more than normal. An unsuspecting motorist from Fort Madison, Iowa, traveled down Illinois Hwy. 96 about two miles east of the small town of Nauvoo in Randolph County.
Going into the fall of 1992, Illinois hunters were anticipating the best deer season in the state’s history. Seemingly, everybody and his brother knew the whereabouts of a living Boone and Crockett buck. But with the rut approaching, those rosy
The John Breen Buck, shot in northern Minnesota in 1918, is considered by many whitetail experts to be the greatest typical ever, despite the fact that at 202 net B&C points he’s several notches down the list from No. 1.
The Canadian province of Saskatchewan is a relatively Hat, low-lying territory of over 250,000 square miles. Here, the plains or Dakota white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianis dakotensis) is distributed throughout the province. This province has recently emerged as a legendary name
As the summer of 1977 rolled along, a buck on a farm in Renville County, Minnesota, was growing an incredible set of antlers. Between haying and other farm operations, members of the Rath family frequently saw him raging on the
Western Montana is a largely untamed land of towering mountains and fertile valleys, of deep snow and vast tracts of evergreen forests. It is also home to perhaps the widest variety of big game animals in the Lower 48. Among