Whitetail Deer Hunting Photos & Stories

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My December 2011 Buck
Montgomery Laughlin

It was a cold December day in Iowa, we had been hunting all morning and hadn't seen a thing so we came back to the house to eat and warm up. After we got done we decided to go to a new spot. When we got to the spot we all spread out.

First Deer Part Two
Paul Roedersheimer

Two years ago I had the privilege of taking my son on his first deer hunt. We had a great time and he was able to harvest a great buck.

Two years later I had the privilege of leading my daughter out on her first hunt. We had an equally good time and once again it ended better than I could have ever hoped.

New Hunting Grounds
Dale Noble

Well, this year I lost my usual hunting spot. The group of guys I was hunting with lost some of their land, so it was getting too crowded. So, I had to find a new spot and wasn't sure of anything until 3 days before season opened!

On Thursday after work, I found what I thought might be a good spot and went back on Friday to set up a stand. I know, not a smart thing to be doing the day before season, but I didn't have any other choice. So Saturday morning, I didn't have a lot of hope. It was really quiet! Didn't hear any shooting all morning for what seemed to be 3 miles around me.

Unexplainable Deer Story
Mike Vacanti

Hunting with my Dad, he walked the logging trail, I decided to walk thru the thick brush to move the bedding deer. I am walking the deer path and find this big 8 point laying there? And it was still alive. We put him down and could not believe what we were looking at.

Lessons Learned

As I reflect back on the past year I wanted to share more of the lessons I had learned in hopes that another beginner may find something I type of use to them.

I had hunted in the past with minimal success. Deciding what big game species I wanted to concentrate on for my first time hunting in over twenty years was an easy decision for me. It was almost as if it was predetermined being that I chose the most abundant deer species in the area. Selecting an area to hunt was a little harder but not much harder. My state uses a lottery system and one has to get “drawn” for tags.

Mr. Crabclaw

I will never forget the image of this big guy walking out of the woods, but it all started about a month ago. I set up my trail camera in one of the spots that I planned to hunt and boy was I surprised! I got a perfect shot of this 12 point buck on my family farm. He's the biggest one we have seen in years. I joked around saying that this was the deer I was going to take this season, but to my surprise, I really did.

The 45 Year Buck
Sean McV

Well, 45 years ago, that’s where this story starts.  6 years before my birth, when my Dad was 19 years old, his father passed away.  He was a big farmer and hunter.  As with most cases, the tools of the trade went to the oldest son. My dad was the youngest of 4 boys, and they all had sons, so to get to my Dad, well, he wasn’t holding his breath. But, as luck would have it, just before last hunting season, my Dad received a call, and shortly thereafter, he was in possession of his father’s gun.

I Wish I Had a Compound
Lance Jackson

As I sat there in my big ol' comfy stand, the one I always put in the same tree every year. A thicket the deer use to bed in front of me, a large oak tree on my right and a field on my left makes it a great stand location. But this year had been different, no one was seeing any deer. In my eight or so years of hunting I had never had it this slow. I was dozing sligtly, the chilly morning air blowing all around me, in dfferent directions I might add.

Big Canadian Whitetail
Buck Down

It was my last night of muzzleloader hunting. It was getting late, and the night was becoming dark quickly. I was feeling as if I would not be filling my tag for the second year. Although my hope was fading, I was still optimistic.

Emily's 1st Deer
Jeremy Swisher

Opening day for rifle season was approaching and I had plans to take my 15 year old daughter Emily.  Last time she went hunting was on a very cold day in Northern Maine as a 10 year old for youth day.  Never did get anything that day so we shot at some cans.  After that she hasn’t had any interest in hunting but still enjoyed the outdoors.  So on my birthday instead of spending a day for myself I spent it with my wife Angela and went shopping for camo clothes for Emily.  Ahhhhhhhhhhh.....