Deer of the Year

Drew Clark, 14, of Farmerville, shows off the big 8-point he shot on Sunday, Oct. 15 during a youth hunter weekend in Union Parish. The buck green-scored 142 ⅜ inches Boone & Crockett.

Teen downs big 142-inch Union Parish 8-point

Clark shoots trophy Oct. 15 on youth hunter weekend in Area 2
October 19, 2017 at 2:16pm
Jordan Watts, of Livingston, poses with the big Mississippi public lands 12-point he arrowed Oct. 7 on Panther Swamp National Wildlife Refuge. The big buck green-scored 151 inches Pope and Young.

Louisiana hunter arrows big Mississippi public lands 12-point

Watts’ big buck measures 151 inches Pope and Young
October 17, 2017 at 3:10pm
Bobby Albert, 19, of Colfax, poses with the big public lands 8-point he arrowed on Oct. 8 in the Kisatchie National Forest.

Colfax hunter arrows big 8-point on Kisatchie

Albert’s public lands buck green scores north of 143 inches
October 12, 2017 at 10:00am
Dr. Frank Sullivan killed this potential state-record non-typical behind his St. Francisville dental practice the afternoon of Oct. 5. The deer grossed between 220 and 230 inches.

Potential state record deer arrowed

St. Francisville dentist arrows non-typical grossing 220 to 230 inches
October 06, 2017 at 4:59pm
Geoffrey Henry poses with a big 21-point Richland Parish buck nicknamed Harvey that he arrowed from 35 yards on Oct. 3. The big buck green-scored more than 202 inches Buckmasters, and 192 ⅛ Boone and Crockett.

Richland Parish hunter arrows 200-class monster

'Harvey,' a big 21-point with double split brow tines, goes down Oct. 3
October 06, 2017 at 3:16pm
James Howell, who survived a stand malfunction because he was wearing his safety harness on Monday, stuck this nice 135-inch velvet buck on Wednesday near St. Francisville.

Hunter survives tree stand malfunction, sticks 135-inch velvet buck

Safety harness prevented 25-foot fall, Howell says
October 05, 2017 at 5:39pm
Carlton Brodnax, of Collinston, shot this monstrous Morehouse Parish 11-pointer at about 290 yards on Nov. 25, 2016. The big Area 2 buck stretched the tape to more than 160 inches B&C with two separate scorers.

Collinston hunter nails hammer 11-point last November in Morehouse Parish

Big buck stretches the tape to 160-plus with two scorers
February 14, 2017 at 3:16pm
Sylvester Badeaux, of Harvey, poses with the big Claiborne County, Miss. buck he shot on Friday, Jan. 27. The big 18-point green-scored a whopping 182 ¼ inches Boone and Crockett.

Harvey hunter downs 182-inch Mississippi buck

Big 18-point goes down near Hermanville on Jan. 27
February 02, 2017 at 2:50pm
Pineville’s Brandon Malone didn’t let a poor weather forecast stop him from killing this 168-inch beast.

2016-17 Deer of the Year

February 01, 2017 at 7:00am
Angie Parker, of Frierson, poses with the big 12-point Caddo Parish buck she shot on Nov. 23. The big deer green-scored 172 6/8 inches B&C at Simmons' Sporting Goods.

172-inch buck goes down in Caddo Parish

Parker’s 12-point currently in 3rd place at Simmons’ Sporting Goods
January 31, 2017 at 1:42pm
Jeffery Cutts, of Boyce, shows off the big public lands 8-point he shot on Jan. 8 at Lake Ophelia National Wildlife Refuge in Avoyelles Parish. The buck green-scored 149 inches B&C.

Icy hunt produces awesome public lands 8-point

Lake Ophelia National Wildlife Refuge gives up 149-inch buck
January 27, 2017 at 9:19am
Chris Louviere, of Erath, poses with the giant 9-point Natchitoches Parish buck he shot on Dec. 6 at the 5-Shot Hunting Club near Lena. The big buck green-scored 172 ⅞ inches B&C.

Erath hunter drills huge 172-inch Natchitoches Parish 9-point

“Mr. Crabs” goes down on Dec. 6 near Lena
January 26, 2017 at 9:08am
Ray Cooper, of Minden, shows off the big Bienville Parish 9-point he shot on Nov. 14. The buck green-scored 163 4/8 inches at Simmons' Sporting Goods in Bastrop.

Big Bienville Parish 9-point stretches tape to 163 inches

Fourth time seeing deer the charm for Minden hunter
January 25, 2017 at 4:46pm
Ronald Wafer, of Homer, poses with the rack of the big 12-point Claiborne Parish buck he shot on Dec. 19. Wafer recovered the buck five days later and salvaged the rack, which green-scored 164 4/8 at Simmons' Sporting Goods in Bastrop.

Homer hunter downs 164-inch Claiborne Parish buck

Wafer lost deer, but recovered 12-point rack on Christmas Eve
January 23, 2017 at 2:20pm