• Deer of the Year

    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
    6 hours ago
    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
    Yesterday 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 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 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 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 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 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