• Deer of the Year

    Josh Wall killed this buck -- his best ever -- on Aug. 19 in Allendale County

    Allendale hunter downs 14-point, 147-inch buck

    Hunter credits management, patience, for big buck kill
    August 24, 2017 at 11:01pm
    Michael Jones killed both of these bucks within minutes of each other on South Carolina's opening day of 2017.

    Orangeburg County hunter bags two dream bucks on opening day

    Both bucks in full velvet
    August 23, 2017 at 9:54pm
    Anna Elaine Sanders killed this 9-point buck on opening day of SC's 2017 deer hunting season in Hampton, SC.

    Hampton huntress drops 9-point buck in velvet

    Her first velvet buck, and her first opening day deer
    August 17, 2017 at 8:25pm
    Steve Rodger killed this brute on 2017's opening day in South Carolina's Lowcountry.

    Lowcountry hunter bags 160-class buck in velvet

    11-point brute weighed 232 pounds
    August 16, 2017 at 5:42pm
    Madison Squires had a successful opening day of 2017, killing her first velvet buck during an evening hunt in Orangeburg County.

    Female hunter kills velvet 8-point in Orangeburg County

    Buck was her first opening day kill, first velvet deer
    August 15, 2017 at 11:20pm
    Hunters of all levels are encouraged to attend any of four free deer hunting and processing seminars during September.

    Free deer hunting and processing seminars offered in Raleigh, Fayetteville in September

    Hunters of all levels are encouraged to attend
    August 14, 2017 at 9:28pm
    Colin Howlett of Walnut Cove scored this huge trophy with a green net score of 170 3/4 inches. It was killed on Nov. 5 during blackpowder season.

    2016 Deer of the Year

    Hunters across the Carolinas ran into plenty of trophy whitetails during the season that ended a month ago. Here are some of their stories — and lots of their photos.
    February 01, 2017 at 7:00am
    Glen Lampley of Cheraw, S.C. won the Grand Prize for Carolina Sportsman's Bag-A-Buck contest.

    Cheraw hunter wins Carolina Sportsman's Grand Prize Bag-A-Buck contest

    Wins deer hunt at Cherokee Run Hunting Lodge, 3-year Sportsman subscription
    January 23, 2017 at 2:48pm
    Nathan Collier worked hard for this buck, beginning with putting out mineral sites long before deer season started.

    Teen bowhunter kills 136 6/8-inch trophy buck in Florence, S.C.

    Young hunter first noticed deer on trail camera last summer
    January 08, 2017 at 7:57pm
    James Hamby of Thomasville, NC won the December Bag-A-Buck contest.

    Thomasville, N.C. hunter kills 9-point buck, wins December Bag-A-Buck contest

    Hunter wins 1-year subscription to Carolina Sportsman, $25 gift certificate
    January 05, 2017 at 7:50pm
    Kevin Bartlett killed this whopper 15-point buck that green-scored over 180. His daughter killed her first buck soon after during the same hunt.

    Black Mountain hunter kills 15-point, 180-class trophy on Thanksgiving Day

    Daughter kills her first buck during same hunt
    January 04, 2017 at 5:43pm
    Mike Gibbs' 170-class buck.

    Caswell County hunter kills 17-point, 170-class buck

    Deer was estimated to be 6 1/2-years-old
    December 29, 2016 at 9:12pm
    Casey Haizlip wanted her first deer to be a quality one, and she got it right, downing this 16-point trophy on Nov. 21.

    Dance team member puts the cha-cha on trophy non-typical

    16-year-old female hunter bags 16-point buck
    December 27, 2016 at 9:02pm
    Randy Hobbs wasn't planning to hunt on Nov. 5, but a last minute decision to head to the woods resulted in this trophy, a 13-point buck that green scored 162 inches.

    Burlington pastor on tight schedule squeezed in a Guilford County trophy

    Hunter's 13-point buck green scored 162 inches
    December 26, 2016 at 9:41pm
    Steven Fazzino poses with his Person County 10-point trophy that has been green-scored at 155 inches.

    Burlington hunter slays 155-inch, 10-point Person County trophy buck

    Late season change in strategy proves fruitful for hunter
    December 22, 2016 at 11:34pm
    Clif Holloman poses with his second trophy buck of the season, a 135 6/8-inch beast that he killed on his family's farm in Johnston County.

    Pine Level hunter kills biggest deer of his life

    Kills an even bigger one less than 3 weeks later
    December 20, 2016 at 9:26pm