We’re on the backside of the rut in most areas, but pickup breeding has kept some truly big whitetails on the move. Add the pressure of firearms hunting—which was a factor for most places during the week of Thanksgiving—and I’ve seen some dandy bucks in my emails lately. Here’s a look at some of the best of them. Dustin Lutt, co-owner of Rockhouse Motion, named this deer “Picket” when he got his first trail-cam pictures of the giant Kansas buck back in September of last year.
These hunters risked eating their tags, sat in the same stands for hundreds of hours, and put their jobs and families on hold — all for that one deer. Before the season started, my hunting partner and cameraman Jeremy Starks showed me a trail-cam picture of this beautiful 9½year-old buck — and I knew. We had 10 other shooters on that property, all over 150. But this one was mine. I needed him. We named the buck Jackson.
Before the season started, my hunting partner and cameraman Jeremy Starks showed me a trail-cam picture of this beautiful 91⁄2-year-old buck—and I knew. We had 10 other shooters on that property, all over 150. But this one was mine. I needed him. We named the buck Jackson. He bedded on a bench partway down a mountain, and we hung a stand where I’d have a chance to catch him coming or going. I started hunting that stand in late September, and after dozens of sits, I never got a glimpse of him.
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