Rack Reports

Looking for the inside scoop on a rumored record whitetail? Just how big was that buck your favorite pro-staffer killed last week? Did you shoot a big buck yourself, and want to share the story? Then you've come to the right place: Welcome to the Rack Report.

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A 200-Inch Deer Goes Down

Darwin Barringer is a serious big buck hunter who lives in Texas and leases 4,600 acres which he manages for big bucks. He puts a lot of time, effort and money into his passion of growing and shooting big bucks. He was featured in a Realtree Rack Report in 2013...


A 200-Inch Kansas Head-Turner

Bowhunter Adam Hays needs no introduction. As one of the hosts of “ Team 200 ,” Adam Hays has been chasing whitetails for more than three decades. As an Ohio native, he has killed many whitetails with his bow, but when he arrowed his first 200-inch Ohio giant in 1999,...


The Sunflower State Big Buck Surprise

Suzy Conyers of Conyers Outdoors – an outfitter offering Kansas and Nebraska deer, turkey and predator hunts – moved to Kansas in February with husband Joe. Since the 2016 archery opener, Conyers had hunted roughly 12 times, seeing multiple bucks and even missing a 233 7/8-inch giant due to an...


A Giant Public Land Buck

Very few bucks make it to old age . Even fewer if they happen to live on public land. This is what makes the deer that Patrick Shemwell killed during the Kentucky archery season special. Well, that, and the fact that it grosses just over 205 inches and features 21...


An Ohio Second Chance Giant

Adam Taylor is no stranger to whopper bucks. As a Buckeye State native and avid whitetail hunter, he has arrowed his share of head-turners. Prior to the 2016 season, he had killed a dozen in the 140- to 190-inch range with the top three scoring 191, 167 and 161 inches...


Bill Winke Arrows “Lefty”

Midwest Whitetail Host Bill Winke needs no introduction. Without question, Winke is one of the nation’s foremost whitetail hunters with dozens of outstanding bucks to his credit. And he recently added another – a buck he nicknamed “Lefty” – to his tally on a date when most world-class bucks are...


The $20 Lone Star Buck

Texas native Drew Miller has been hunting as long as he can remember. Like any kid growing up in small-town America in Northeast Texas, hunting was just part of the culture. At age 3, his dad took him hunting for the first time, and a few years later he killed...


A South Dakota Skyscraper

It’s always exciting to collect matching shed antlers from a monster buck. But when you do, actually taking the buck that wore them rarely becomes a reality, especially during early October, the dreaded time often called the “October lull.” However, bowhunter Cade Fortuna recently capitalized on a rare chance to...


7-Year-Old Kid Kills 180-Inch Buck

The Oettels are an outdoor family. They spend time together hunting, target shooting, working on food plots, building shooting houses, and just enjoying the great outdoors. Last season, both Ezra — 6 years old at the time — and his big sister Ella shot bucks. In fact, Ella killed both...


The Badger State Booner

Beginner bowhunters simply don’t head afield expecting to see a 200-inch whitetail. In fact, few experienced bowhunters ever see one. Of course, Wisconsin’s Matt Ornes was shell-shocked when his “buck of a lifetime” strolled into view September 18, his second evening of archery hunting. “Previously, I’d only hunted with firearms,”...


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