This Illinois 12 pointer was shot by the author after another hunter ruined his morning hunt in another location.

Buck Lessons: Pt 1
Posted on August 13, 2014

Most of the readers have seen bowhunting articles on lessons learned the hard way. Over the years I’ve written a few of those kinds of articles myself and actually find them sort of painful to compose. Conjuring up those memories of hunts that went sour due to my blunders is … more

The author arrowed this nice buck on her 25-acre Pennsylvania farm. She ambushed the deer as it exited the bedding area she had made.

Bucks and Core Range
Posted on February 21, 2014

    Bucks and Core Range Cracking the mystery behind where bucks prefer to live during the critical part of the hunting season. By Lisa Price   A couple years ago, I had occasion to interview a hunter from Texas who’d arrowed a record-breaker. I figured it would be another … more

After putting in her time in a blind, Jamie finally arrowed this nice buck with a perfect 40-yard shot.

High-Desert Paradise-Part II
Posted on January 14, 2014

High-Desert Paradise-Part II, to read Part I, click here! When it comes to big mulie bucks and remote country, nothing tops a hunt to Arizona’s Strip district. By Dick Tone Sticking It Out The rains persisted and it did not look like the area was going to dry out anytime … more

Jody and Kip are all smiles behind Jody’s giant "strip" mule deer.

High-Desert Paradise-Part I
Posted on January 7, 2014

  High-Desert Paradise-Part I When it comes to big mulie bucks and remote country, nothing tops a hunt to Arizona’s Strip district. By Dick Tone Part of the lure of hunting in Arizona is the diverse terrain and the number of different species that are available to hunt in this … more

The author and his bomber Illinois non-typical, which offered a hunting experience he'll never forget.

Illinois Brute
Posted on December 10, 2013

    After many ups and downs, this bowhunter finally gets his crack at a true one-of-a-kind monster buck.  Story and photos by Matt Frane It all started in August when my friend Jack was riding his four-wheeler out behind his property when, all of a sudden, a buck jumped … more

The author and his massive whitetail, which he arrowed after 15 days on stand while hunting with the Harpole’s Lodge in Pike County, Illinois. The buck’s gross score was 192 points—truly a deer of a lifetime. Photos by Eric Suhm,

Miracle Buck Part I
Posted on September 26, 2013

Part I of a two-part series. Over the course of three seasons, and three weeks on stand, this bowhunter’s dream of scoring on a Boone and Crockett-caliber buck finally comes to life. By Ron Way “I can’t believe it,” I said to myself. “I just blew a chance of a … more

Jeremy Toman relied on trail cameras and rattling to take this 150-inch non-typical blacktail from the Cascade Range.

How to Score on Last Chance Blacktails
Posted on April 19, 2013

  With the season winding down, now could be the best time to score on a trophy Columbia blacktail. Here’s what to look for!     Guided by the beam of a flashlight, I finally found the ground blind that had been erected days prior. Slip­ping inside, light raindrops falling … more

It all came together on Nov. 7, 2009, when the author was finally able to wrap his hands around those massive main beams.

Big Buck: One Bowhunter’s 3-Year Obsession
Posted on March 31, 2011

By Nick Cerone Crash…Urrrrp…Crack… Snap…Urrrrp!…Urrrrp!…Urrrrrp! What was a quiet woodlot only moments before had suddenly turned into a frenzy of chasing activity, as two young eight pointers, and the buck I had come to refer to as “The big 11,” chased a doe around my stand for all she was … more