Deer of the Year

Amanda Smith, of Brouillette, poses with the monstrous 25-point non-typical she shot on Jan. 13 in Avoyelles Parish. The score isn't official yet because the rack hasn't dried for 60 days, but the big buck grossed 240 ⅝ and netted 228 ⅜ B&C.

Avoyelles hunter knocks down giant 240-inch ‘Rougarou’ buck

Amazing 25-point non-typical could land in Louisiana’s all-time Top 5
February 07 at 9:17am
Teddy Dupuy, of St. Amant, poses with the big public lands 8-point he shot on Thanksgiving Day in the Kisatchie National Forest in Grant Parish. The big buck green-scored 158 inches of bone.

2017-18 Deer of the year

February 01 at 7:00am
Effie's Brad Normand poses with the big 12-point buck he shot Dec. 26 on Dahlia Plantation in Tensas Parish. The deer's rack featured split brow tines and heavy mass throughout, and green-scored 161 ⅛ inches.

Effie hunter downs 12-point Tensas Parish stud

Normand’s buck features split brow tines, scores 161 ⅛
January 18 at 2:51pm
Jennifer Wall poses with the big Madison Parish buck she shot on Nov. 22. The 307-pound beast was estimated to be 8 ½ years old, and the 11-point green-scored 177 inches at Simmons' Sporting Goods in Bastrop.

Father's advice pays off with giant Madison Parish 11-point

307-pound buck scores 177 inches
January 11 at 9:04am
Dr. Travis Links, of St. Francisville, poses with the big 12-point buck he shot on his property on the afternoon of Jan. 7. It took a bullet and an arrow to take down the wily old buck, which green-scored 158 6/8 inches.

Bullet and arrow take down big St. Francisville 12-point

Links’ homegrown buck stretches the tape to 158 inches
January 09 at 3:23pm
Hayden Theriot, 17, of Luling, poses with the big 11-point Tensas Parish buck he shot on Dec. 30. The deer was green-scored at 168 4/8 by a Buckmasters scorer.

Luling hunter shoots big Tensas Parish buck

Theriot’s 11-point stretches the tape to 168 inches plus
January 08 at 3:27pm
Taylor Brown, a junior at Delhi Charter School, downed this impressive 14-point Madison Parish buck on Jan. 3 while sitting in a lawn chair overlooking a food plot. The big deer green-scored 155 ⅝ inches.

14-point Madison Parish buck taken from lawn chair

High school junior downs impressive 155-inch deer during the rut
January 08 at 1:04pm
Joey Turner, 33, of Marskville, poses with the big 12-point public lands buck he shot on Jan. 2 at Richard K. Yancey Wildlife Management Area in Concordia Parish. The big deer green-scored 166 4/8 inches.

12-point public land brute goes down on Yancey

Turner’s trophy green-scores 166 4/8 inches
January 08 at 12:26pm
John Stansbury poses with the big Union Parish 12-point he shot on Christmas Day. The big buck green-scored 156 ⅛ inches at Simmons' Sporting Goods in Bastrop.

Union Parish 12-point is late Christmas gift

Stansbury's buck stretches the tape to 156 ⅛ inches
January 05 at 1:44pm
Zach Roszell poses with the big 13-point Avoyelles Parish buck he shot on Dec. 22 on family farmland. The big deer green-scored 167 4/8 inches.

Family farmland yields 13-point stud in Avoyelles Parish

Roszell’s trophy stretches the tape to 167 4/8
January 03 at 3:13pm
Adam Ponder poses with

Big 14-point nicknamed 'Mufasa' goes down in Jackson Parish

Ponder's big buck green-scores 171 inches
January 02 at 10:21am
Daniel Colvin poses with the big Union Parish 10-point he dropped on Christmas Day. Colvin shot the buck Dec. 4, but hit it high. The buck ultimately green-scored 150 3/8 inches.

'Second chance' 10-point goes down in Union Parish

Colvin drops 150-inch buck — 21 days after his first shot
January 02 at 9:19am
Adam Dalme, of Clarence in Natchitoches Parish, shot this big 13-point on family land on Dec. 17. At Simmons' Sporting Goods in Bastrop, the buck green-scored 167 ⅜ inches.

Doe leads big 13-point right into crosshairs

Dalme’s big buck scores 167 inches
December 26, 2017 at 2:48pm
Michael HIghtower, of Homer, poses with the big 11-point Claiborne Parish buck he shot on Dec. 14. The 3 ½-year-old deer green-scored 150 inches.

Homer hunter drops big Claiborne Parish 11-pointer

Hightower’s buck stretches the tape to 150 inches
December 26, 2017 at 1:04pm