Deer of the Year

Chase Evans, 16, of Bosco, shows off the big 13-point Mississippi buck he shot on Jan. 3 in Jefferson County. The buck green-scored  173 ⅛ inches Boone & Crockett.

Bosco hunter downs big Mississippi 13-point

Evans’ buck green scores 173 ⅛ inches B&C
January 20, 2017 at 1:41pm
Kyle Adams poses with the big 14-point he shot on Dec. 21 in Catahoula Parish. The big buck green-scored 172 ⅛ inches at Simmons' Sporting Goods in Bastrop.

172-inch deer down in Catahoula Parish

Adams nails 14-point from ground level at 30 yards
January 17, 2017 at 6:50am
Ian Bankston, of Holden, poses with the big 12-point buck he shot on Jan. 2 at Bear Creek Hunting Club in Livingston Parish. The buck green-scored 158 6/8 inches, and set a new club record.

Holden hunter drills big Livingston Parish 12-point

Bankston’s buck sets club record, green scores 158 inches
January 16, 2017 at 3:46pm
Retired football coach Joey Pender poses with the big Bienville Parish 10-point he shot on Jan. 4. The buck, which green-scored 155 ⅞ inches, was recovered with the help of a dog provided by one of his former players.

Former players help retired football coach find Bienville 10-point

Pender’s buck scores 155 ⅞ inches B&C
January 12, 2017 at 3:08pm
Bill Fair shows off the 171-inch 16-point he shot with 00 buckshot on Dec. 18 in Natchitoches Parish. A chattering squirrel alerted Fair to the buck's presence, and Fair put a bead on it at 25 yards.

Chattering squirrel alerts hunter to 171-inch buck

Fair blasts trophy deer Dec. 18 with buckshot at just 25 yards
January 12, 2017 at 11:13am
Marni Demelo, of New Orleans, dropped this big Mississippi 10-point Saturday in icy conditions in Jefferson County. The buck green-scored 163 inches B&C.

New Orleans hunter drills 163-inch Mississippi buck

Demelo takes full advantage of icy conditions to drop trophy 10-point
January 11, 2017 at 3:48pm
Nick Sampey shows off the Natchitoches Parish 10-point he fooled on Dec. 13 by scouting bedding areas and imitating how a buck sounds as it moves through the woods.

Unconventional hunter fools big Natchitoches Parish 10-point

Imitating a buck making a scrape tricks big deer
January 10, 2017 at 2:56pm
Montgomery’s Thomas Lewis displays his massive Red River trophy 14-pointer taken Dec. 12 in Grant Parish.<br />

Montgomery hunter nails Grant Parish 14-pointer

170-class buck goes down on Dec. 12
January 10, 2017 at 9:11am
Rusty Thames, of Stonewall, shows off the 140-inch 8-point he shot in Red River Parish on Dec. 18. Thames' first two bullets did not fire, but he connected with the last one in his rifle from 140 yards.

Third bullet downs big Red River Parish 8-point

Stonewall hunter’s reloads almost cost him chance at 140-inch buck
January 06, 2017 at 4:00pm
Chuck Monroe shows off the big Vernon Parish 11-pointer he shot on Nov. 15 near Simpson. The big buck green-scored 143 2/8 inches B&C.

Doe scent fools big Vernon Parish 11-point

Monroe’s buck stretches the tape to 143 inches B&C
January 05, 2017 at 4:15pm
Shane David, of Walker, poses with the big St. Francisville 8-point he shot on Dec. 21. The heavy-horned buck green-scored 148 ⅜ inches B&C.

Walker hunter nails big West Feliciana 8-point

First-ever trail cam photo leads to 148-inch buck's downfall
January 04, 2017 at 4:32pm
Dustin Alexander, of Ruston, shows off the big 10-point — featuring split brow tines — he shot on Dec. 26 at the Winter Quarters Hunting Lodge in Tensas Parish. The buck green-scored 146 ⅞ inches B&C.

Ruston hunter rattles in big Tensas Parish 10-point

Alexander's buck green scores 146 ⅞ inches
January 03, 2017 at 10:20am
Brandon Malone, of Pineville, poses with the big Caldwell Parish 12-point he shot on Nov. 29. The buck, which green-scored 168 2/8 inches at Simmons' Sporting Goods, was attempting a rare daytime crossing of Malone's food plot.

Rainy forecast leads to hammer Caldwell Parish 12-point

Pineville hunter makes extra early afternoon hunt, drills 168-inch buck at 200 yards
December 21, 2016 at 5:25pm
Blake Cureton, of Lake Charles, shot this big Natchitoches Parish 12-point that stretched the tape to 151 inches.

Lake Charles hunter busts big Natchitoches Parish 12-point

Cureton’s buck green scores 151 inches
December 21, 2016 at 5:15am