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 Giant September Buck

Like many of us, Lance Frederick spent the spring and summer of 2016 searching for new spots to hunt. When he got permission on what looked like a promising area , he hung a few cameras and began to scout the farm. Lance was excited to see a nice 130-inch...


A Giant Kentucky Velvet Buck

Denny Conley is a shed hunter. When winter starts to slowly lose its grip to early spring, Denny straps on his boots and goes to work. “I typically find up to 75 sheds a year, I spend a lot of time out walking and searching,” Conley said. Last spring was...


An Alabama Big Buck Surprise

The Yellowhammer State is generally not at the top of any seasoned whitetail hunter’s list when it comes to Booner-caliber bucks. In fact, with only 31 Alabama Booners to her credit, I doubt that it would even make most hunters top 10 list. To be fair, it’s more known for...


A Massachusetts Monster Buck

Jon Petryk’s hunt for this Bay State bruiser began when he gained a tip from a local who’d apparently seen a giant buck at the back of a field. Petryk was determined to find out if the giant was fact or fiction, so he spoke with a landowner near where...


A Boone & Crockett Texas Whitetail

For many in the Lone Star State , hunting is part of their culture. Although Cody Griffin has hunted most of his life, he had never killed a whitetail before. That may seem hard to believe. He lives in the state that claims the highest whitetail density in the world,...


The Granite State Giant

This is a story of challenges, and overcoming those challenges. It’s about Neil Pendleton and his pursuit for a 200-inch giant. It began in 2011. “I located an area on public land isolated from pressure with good bedding cover in 2010,” Pendleton said. “I hung a trail camera there in...


A Western Kentucky Bluegrass Booner

Kasey Alexander first learned of this buck during the 2014 Kentucky gun season. At the time, the buck sported a 170-inch rack as a 5½-year-old buck. Alexander couldn’t kill the deer because he’d already arrowed a nice 173-inch buck. Several days later, the buck broke off most of its right...


A South Dakota Stunner

Thoughts of a world-class, 180-inch whitetail filled Jaden Bartling’s mind. He had three other South Dakota bucks on camera in the same location. He estimated each of those three would score at least 150 inches. Most of the trail camera photos were captured during daylight, too. Bartling and two friends...


A Triple Drop Tine Dream Buck

A text brought Mike Speaker home, right to the buck of a lifetime. The avid McKean County, Pennsylvania , deer hunter had planned to spend November 30, the opening day of rifle season, at a friend’s camp in nearby Marshburg. However, when his daughter, a fifth-year pharmacy student who attends...


Beasley's Ontario Behemoth

The story of Ralphie began in 2011 with a trail camera photo. The buck was 3½ years old at the time. Keith, Kevin, and Paul Beasley , cohosts of Canada In The Rough , decided to pass on the deer due to his age. They had bigger deer in their...


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