A perfect deer hunting trip always ends with the hunter harvesting a big white-tailed buck, but as we know most hunts do not end that way. However, Bob Coombs had anything but a perfect hunting trip, or season for that matter, but he ended up harvesting the biggest buck every harvested in the state of Georgia with a crossbow. Coombs had watched the deer for several years, and although this article is older, pay attention to how the hunter tracked this animal and finally put himself in position to harvest this monster whitetail.
Source: “The first time I saw Brutus was early in bow season of 2004. He was very wide, but all I saw was just a blur of antlers. I didn’t see him again until very late that season. The rut had died down, and a bachelor group of seven bucks got back together. The leaves were off the trees, and the bucks were about 80 yards away, so I got a very good look at Brutus. He was about a 160-class buck, and very wide with tall tines, but he didn’t have all the split tines that he would grow the next season. The smallest buck, a little forkhorn, put his antlers down like he wanted to challenge Brutus. The other bucks just watched. That was a really cool thing to see, and I saw Brutus really well. It was just awesome. Continue reading Whitetail Hunter Bags Big Georgia Buck!
When it comes to whitetail hunting and big bucks, the state of Illinois is about as good as it gets. One lucky hunter bagged a 190 inch Boone and Crockett monster while bowhunting, but it did not happen by accident. The well thought hunter tracked the big whitetail using his game camera as his antlers developed, then he found out where the big boy was spending his time. When the time was right, the bowhunter moved in for a successful harvest.
Source: This spring as the bucks started showing their racks in June and July once again the buck showed up on my trail cameras, this time a little bit more consistently. It appeared that he had moved his core area into the heart of my hunting spot and was living there for good. Now I had to come up with a plan to finally harvest him.
When the 2008 bow season opened I did my best to hold off hunting this spot until the time was right, and last week I decided that it was. With the pre-rut just starting these big bucks are up on their feet during daylight more often now, so I figured I might be able to catch up with him. After several close encounters with this giant I was finally able to pinpoint his bedding area and on the evening of Ocotber 28th he presented me with a 10 yard shot as he walked along a trail from his core area headed towards a doe bedding area.
Bigs whitetail bucks from Iowa, Illinois, and Texas get tons of press, but there are also some big bruisers produced in New England, believe it or not. One lucky deer hunter managed to harvest a big white-tailed buck on the afternoon of Monday, October 26. It was then that Bjorn Holubar headed into the woods near Brookhaven Long Island to hunt a thicket where he had discovered several big rubs just the day before.
He did everything that he could to make sure the big buck did not detect his presence, then he walked out a few hours later with the remarkable 200-class 20 pointer pictured above. The buck is an amazing quadruple-beamed buck that has an excellent chance to break the New York state archery record. Sometimes it’s better to be lucky than good, but on this day it looks like Mr. Holubar was both!
Minnesota has big deer and big time deer hunters, so it’s not surprise that another nice buck was harvested this year on public land through some smart hunting. Minnesota’s tough winters make for large bodied deer, and large bodied deer tend to produce outstanding antler mass. But not only does the 16 point buck harvested by Chris Wenisch have mass, the buck has tine length, to0.
Source: Chris Wenisch, an environmental health specialist with the Kandiyohi County Public Health Department in Minnesota, tagged this 16-point public land prize one week after missing a tough shot on the buck at 30 yards. View the slideshow to learn how a smart move put Wenisch in perfect position to make the most of his second chance.