• Deer of the Year

    Michael Vargo killed this brute in Granville County on Nov. 17

    Oxford, NC hunter kills 159-inch, 10-point buck in Granville County

    Chance meeting with landowner led to hunting permission
    December 26, 2017 at 11:01am
    Phillip Scott had to fill his bear tag to make room for this big Person County drop-tine buck, which had been elusive for several reasons all season.

    Last ditch effort produces huge drop tine buck in Person County

    Hunter filled bear tag to make room for big buck
    December 21, 2017 at 4:01am
    Cody Lemere of Walhalla killed this impressive 151 inch buck on his family farm in Oconee County on November 29.

    Upstate hunter kills 10-point, 151-inch buck after four year quest

    Buck sported 25 1/2-inch main beams
    December 20, 2017 at 4:01pm
    Sevin Carter shot at and missed this buck in 2015, but finally killed the 145-inch 11-pointer in November 2017.

    Durham hunter kills 8-point buck, 11-point buck on same hunt

    11-point buck green scored 145 inches
    December 20, 2017 at 12:01pm
    Jeff Ferguson first saw this big buck while scouting. He took the next day off work and killed it just after noon.

    Liberty, NC hunter kills 15-point buck that may make Boone and Crockett book

    Buck green scored at 188 inches before deductions
    December 20, 2017 at 5:01am
    Mike Vaughn killed this 14-point, 158+ inch buck in Granville County weeks after he killed a big 8-pointer that measured 136 inches.

    Bahama, NC hunter kills 150-class buck in Granville County

    Same hunter killed 136-inch, 8-point buck weeks earlier
    December 19, 2017 at 9:01am
    RJ Seiler hunted this buck hard all season, and it reappeared after a weeks-long hiatus when the hunter was waiting for it.

    Three month chase ends with trophy 10-pointer in Rockingham County

    Buck went off the trail camera grid for weeks, reappeared first day of black powder season
    December 15, 2017 at 3:04pm
    On the verge of leaving town for a while, Cody Pyatte took one last shot at this big buck he'd been hunting for some time on a three-acre tract in Brunswick County.

    Brunswick County hunter drops big 10-point buck on three-acre tract

    Buck was a big traveler, covering six mile wide area
    December 14, 2017 at 3:01am
    Andy Caudle heard a rumor that the big buck he'd been hunting hard had been killed by another hunter, so he was relieved when the deer stepped into range.

    Huge buck comes back to life for Yadkin County hunter

    Hunter feared his prize buck had been killed by another hunter
    December 13, 2017 at 4:01am
    Gerald Foster of Seneca killed this big 8-point buck at Botany Bay WMA near Edisto Island.

    Seneca hunter kills trophy 8-point buck at Botany Bay WMA

    Hunter missed a doe earlier in the hunt
    December 12, 2017 at 6:01am
    A tip from the September issue of Carolina Sportsman Magazine helped David Andrews kill this Alamance County brute on Nov. 26, 2017.

    Dedicated Carolina Sportsman Magazine reader pops 163-inch giant buck

    Hunter gave buck plenty of space until the time was right
    December 12, 2017 at 4:01am
    This buck surprised Nick Mead one morning when the hunter was looking for a doe he'd shot at the previous evening.

    Fountain Inn hunter kills 8-point, 150+ inch buck

    Upstate hunter wasn't even hunting when trophy deer showed up
    December 11, 2017 at 5:01am
    Adrian Whitson of Burnsville killed this beast of a buck on Thanksgiving morning on a hunt deep in the forests of Yancey County.

    Deep Yancey County forest hunt produces big 10-point buck

    10-pointer was scored at over 169 inches
    December 11, 2017 at 3:01am
    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, 2017 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, 2017 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, 2017 at 4:31am