Deer of the Year

640-pound bear killed in Edgecombe County, N.C.

For Michael Taylor of Raleigh, N.C., a routine bear hunt on Dec. 17 in an Edgecombe County swamp thicket turned into a monumental experience when a 640-pound male black bear stepped out 15 feet from him along the trail without any dogs or any other hunters in sight.  […]

Deer of the Year

Gastonia hunter downs 12-point, 159-inch buck

As Aaron Loftin of Gastonia, N.C. sat in his climbing stand 300 yards from his friend Mike May of Indian Trail, NC on the afternoon of Dec. 9, he had already made his mind up to let a big buck walk if it was headed in May’s direction — and he did just that. […]

Deer Hunting

Hoyt takes a big step

Hoyt Archery’s 2018 flagship hunting bows are the most innovative to come from the Salt Lake City-based manufacturer in many years. Hoyt has redesigned their bows from the ground up, giving them a much-needed overhaul and adding a lot of new technology. […]