• Deer of the Year

    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
    Roy Mckenzie, a K-9 officer with the Oconee Sheriff’s Dept, poses with the 148-inch record book buck he killed on Nov. 11, 2017 in Oconee County.

    Walhalla hunter kills S.C. record book buck in Oconee County

    148-inch buck's similar-sized traveling companion still on the loose
    November 20 at 2:04pm
    Jake Oakley bagged this big 13-point buck in Harnett County, N.C. on Nov. 14, 2017.

    Fatal attraction helps Carthage, N.C. hunter bag his biggest buck

    13-point buck was looking for love when he crossed hunter's path
    November 20 at 1:40pm
    Jay Garner of Murrells Inlet, SC poses with his monster Marion County buck he shot from the ground with a handcrafted rifle.

    Murrells Inlet hunter kills 140-inch, 8-point buck in Marion County

    Hunter killed deer from ground with handcrafted rifle
    November 19 at 7:56am
    Jeff Pierce of Grantham, NC passed on a long-distance shot at this buck, and got a closer shot at it the next day.

    NC hunter bags big 10-point buck in Wayne County

    Buck had two drop tines, 133 6/8-inch rack
    November 16 at 4:01am
    Brian French killed this white 8-point buck in Rockingham County on Nov. 14, 2017.

    Rockingham County hunter bags white 8-point buck

    White deer won't make the record books, but is a trophy nonetheless
    November 16 at 3:01am
    Kenny Snyder regretted a risky move he made while hunting, but it turned out he made the right choice, which resulted in him bagging this Orange County, N.C. trophy buck.

    Risky move helps Efland hunter bag 10-point trophy buck

    Orange County buck had 24-inch main beams
    November 15 at 4:01pm
    Travis Smith was hunting near some crab apple trees from a ground blind when this Guilford County buck showed up.

    Bethany, NC hunter kills 146-inch, 8-point buck

    Guilford County buck fell to CVA Optima muzzleloader
    November 15 at 4:01am
    Austin Hanks of Reidsville arrowed this Rockingham County trophy during the final day of central muzzle-loader deer season.

    NC bowhunter kills big Rockingham County buck

    Hunter passed on iffy shot, got a better shot a few days later
    November 14 at 9:18pm
    Chuck Hiatt of Mt. Airy found a water source during a dry spell. It paid off for him with this trophy buck.

    Mt. Airy hunter takes water-hole trophy in Surry County

    Dry spell made it easy for hunter to find big buck gathering spot
    November 14 at 4:01pm