• Deer of the Year

    Jacob Davis missed his first shot at this trophy buck, but the deer gave him a second chance, and he didn't miss that time.

    South Carolina man takes huge buck on second chance

    NeighborÂ’s trail-cam photos led hunter to take 160-inch 12-pointer
    December 08 at 1:11am
    This 13-point buck was elusive all season until Thanksgiving morning when Coty Ingram of Newland, NC was waiting for it.

    Newland, NC hunter downs 13-point beast on Thanksgiving

    Avery County buck weighed 220 pounds
    December 08 at 12:01am
    Daniel Nations was experiencing a slow morning in an Upstate hunting stand until this buck turned things around.

    Pickens County hunter bags trophy buck after 'blah' morning

    10-point, 139-inch buck turned hunter's day around
    December 07 at 4:31am
    Wayne Louya almost gave up on his Randolph County hunting land until a farmer tipped him off that some big bucks, including this one, were still in the area.

    Farmer's tip leads to 153-inch Randolph County trophy for Carthage hunter

    11-point buck had crab claw on right side
    December 07 at 12:01am
    Multiple counts of night hunting are among the three dozen charges that three Person County men are facing after a sting by the NCWRC uncovered evidence.

    Three N.C. residents collectively charged with 36 wildlife violations

    Illegally killing deer and turkeys among the charges
    December 06 at 4:04am
    This big buck surprised Julie Cook during a hunt in St. Matthews. The 14-point trophy had never been spotted on her trail cameras and was bigger than anything she'd ever seen while hunting.

    Gaston huntress kills multiple drop-tine 14-point buck

    Trophy buck estimated at 8+ years old
    December 05 at 2:01am
    Steve Rabon was surprised to see this big 11-point buck after such a long absence, but he was ready for it, and dropped the deer in its tracks on Nov. 20, 2017.

    Surry County hunter takes big buck that had disappeared

    Massive 11-pointer taken after long absence from trail-cam photos
    December 05 at 12:01am
    Haylie Richard killed this 144-inch brute in Granville County on Nov. 25, 2017.

    Youth huntress kills 147-inch brute in Granville County

    She won top female youth honors at 2015 Dixie Deer Classic
    December 04 at 12:01am
    Jim Muehlbach was glad to get a crossbow shot at this big bruiser the day before gun season opened in Chatham County. The 153-inch 12-pointer is his biggest deer ever.

    Chatham County bowhunter arrows 153-inch, 12-point bruiser

    Hunt took place day before gun season opener
    December 01 at 3:11am
    Richard Windon killed both of these bucks within 30 minutes of each other during opening day of rifle season in Granville County, N.C. These are the first two deer he has ever killed.

    First-time hunter kills 7-point buck, 10-point buck

    10-point had double brow tines, drop tine
    November 30 at 3:03am
    Ronnie Howard of Union Grove, N.C. shot this wide-racked buck from 350 yards away in Iredell County on Nov. 16, 2017.

    350-yard shot nets 131-inch trophy buck for N.C. hunter

    Hunter was using custom built muzzleloader
    November 30 at 2:01am
    Neal Collie killed this 7-year-old, uniquely-racked 4-point buck on the Upper Roanoke River Game Lands on Nov. 2, 2017.

    N.C. hunter kills antelope-like 4-point buck on public land

    "Antelope buck" was killed on Upper Roanoke River Game Lands
    November 26 at 2:05pm
    Chloe Phillips killed her first buck, this 9-pointer, after learning everything about hunting from her dad, Zach Phillips of Easley, S.C.

    6-year-old Easley girl follows dad's footsteps, kills 9-point buck

    She let 15 other deer walk before deciding to shoot this one
    November 22 at 6:36pm
    Brandon Dimont killed this 12-point buck in Alamance County on Nov. 11 after spooking it earlier in the season.

    Alternate route leads Belews Creek hunter to 144-inch, 12-point buck

    5x5 mainframe buck had two kicker points on left G2
    November 22 at 4:47pm
    Tom Addley killed this 135-class buck in Anderson County, S.C. on Oct. 16, 2017.

    Last chance hunt yields huge Anderson County buck for S.C. hunter

    9-point, 135-inch buck weighed over 225 pounds
    November 20 at 2:55pm
    Cody Beaver of Durham, N.C. poses with the 180-pound, 12-point buck he killed on Nov. 5, 2017.

    Durham, N.C. hunter kills trophy 12-point buck

    Deer's rack measured over 144 inches
    November 20 at 2:35pm