Deer of the Year

Thomas Bourne of Arcadia poses with the 152-inch 11-point buck he shot on Monday, Nov. 27 on his lease in Claiborne Parish.

Claiborne Parish lease pays off again with nice 11-point

Bourne’s big buck measures 152 inches
November 28, 2017 at 3:54pm
Conner Gay, 19, lived out a dream when he got to pose with a monster buck next to a big beech tree near his stand on family land in Lincoln Parish. The 11-point, shot on Nov. 25, stretched the tape to 164 inches.

Family land produces 164-inch buck for La. Tech sophomore

Hunter's dream of photo with monster deer finally comes true
November 27, 2017 at 5:22pm
Dean Wainwright poses with the 11-point Vernon Parish buck he shot on Nov. 19. A timber harvest on his lease forced Wainwright to employ a ground blind to hunt the big buck, which green-scored 166 inches of bone.

Timber harvest changes hunt plans, results in 166-inch buck

Hot doe spells doom for big 11-point
November 27, 2017 at 4:52pm
John Michael Garcia, of Bossier City, poses with the big DeSoto Parish 8-point he shot on Saturday, Nov. 18. The big buck hasn't officially been scored, but is estimated to measure in the 150-inch range.

Giant DeSoto Parish 8-point goes down

Garcia’s big buck estimated at 150 inches
November 27, 2017 at 11:57am
Brady Bogues poses with the 11-point buck he shot on Nov. 18 in Bossier Parish. The deer green-scored 150 7/8 B & C at Simmons' Sporting Goods in Bastrop.

Big Bossier Parish buck goes down on warm, windy day

Nice 11-point green scores just north of 150 inches
November 21, 2017 at 3:58pm
John Corso, 68, of Houma, poses with the big 14-pointer he downed in DeSoto Parish. The buck green-scored 150 inches B & C.

New rifle downs DeSoto Parish 14-pointer

Corso’s big buck green scores 150 inches B&C
November 20, 2017 at 2:15pm
Gary Hoof shot this big 13-point buck on family land in Claiborne Parish on Monday, Nov. 20. The deer green-scored 163 1/8 inches at Simmons' Sporting Goods in Bastrop.

Hunter makes last tag count with big Claiborne Parish 13-point

Buck green scores more than 163 inches B & C
November 16, 2017 at 3:07pm
Brad Martin poses with the hammer 11-point he shot on Nov. 11 north of Ruston. The big buck green-scored 167 inches B & C.

Strict management plan pays off with heavy-horned Lincoln Parish buck

Solid 11-point green scores 167 inches B & C
November 13, 2017 at 4:09pm
Hunter Thomas poses with the 11-point Natchitoches Parish buck he shot from the ground on Nov. 9 near Ajax. The big buck green-scored 153 2/8 inches B&C.

Big Natchitoches Parish 11-point ambushed at ground level

Buck green scores 153 2/8 inches B & C
November 13, 2017 at 3:22pm
Benny Bell, right, and his son Joey pose with the big 16-point DeSoto Parish buck shot by Benny Bell on Oct. 28. The big deer was green-scored at 215 6/8 inches B&C at Simmons' Sporting Goods in Bastrop.

200-class DeSoto Parish monster goes down

Palmated 16-pointer shot on Oct. 28
November 07, 2017 at 4:03pm
Scott Gill, of Shreveport, poses with the 158-inch 8-point buck he shot on Nov. 1 in Claiborne Parish.

Impressive 8-point down in Claiborne Parish

40-yard shot nails heavy-horned 158-inch buck
November 06, 2017 at 9:42am
Jason Futrell, of Colfax, poses with the heavy-horned 8-point he shot in Grant Parish on Oct. 28. The big buck green-scored an impressive 160 inches Boone and Crockett.

160-inch 8-point drilled in Grant Parish

Symmetrical rack featured 9-inch brow tines, 12-inch G2s
November 03, 2017 at 2:24pm
Stacey Mathews of Saline poses with the 275-pound 10-point buck she shot Saturday morning, Oct. 28 in Bienville Parish. She made a nice recovery after initially leaving her rifle's safety on, and the big buck green-scored 163 4/8 inches.

Big Bienville Parish 10-point busted in Saline Swamp

Heavy 275-pound buck green-scored 163 4/8 inches
November 03, 2017 at 11:31am
Mississippi bowhunter Stan Ethredge poses with 'Big Nasty' after shooting the freakish buck with his crossbow on Oct. 20.

200-class 'Big Nasty' bites the dust in Mississippi

Cactus buck suffered from cryptorchidism, biologist says
November 01, 2017 at 4:24pm