Deer Hunting

Donald Alexander, of Logansport, and the giant 199-inch-plus DeSoto Parish buck he shot on Sunday, Nov. 19. The buck, nicknamed Crab Claws, had 19 scoreable points with an impressive rack that featured a 23 ½-inch inside spread and 5-inch-plus bases.

199-inch monster DeSoto Parish buck goes down

The four-year hunt for “Crab Claws” ended on Nov. 19
November 29, 2017 at 9:41am
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
Zac Carothers poses with the giant 14-point typical buck he arrowed Sunday, Nov. 19 in Coahoma County, Miss.

Potential record typical archery buck arrowed in Mississippi

180-class monster goes down in Coahoma County
November 21, 2017 at 4:43pm
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
In this photo of the same mature buck taken on Aug. 6, note the circumference of the bases and the overall general mass of the antlers — tell-tale signs of maturity.

Educate your eyes

It takes practice to age bucks on the hoof
November 20, 2017 at 9:00am
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
As some have found, deer are getting wise to tree stands. Hunting from the ground can be just enough of an edge to harvest an elusive buck that lives in thick cover.

Must have gear

November 15, 2017 at 6:00am
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