- Sep 23, 2005
I am honestly surprised, make that shocked, that this thread has had so many replies. I've seen a spike buck, once....
All the giants i saw was around your hunting area.I am honestly surprised, make that shocked, that this thread has had so many replies. I've seen a spike buck, once....
Sounds like your next stand needs to just be a fence post and stand their with your pants down if that's what makes Booners show up 😉Three years ago I saw a giant on the farm I was hunting chasing a doe. I was taking a leak and rifle was against a fence post. Literally the two biggest deer I’ve ever seen hunting were under those exact circumstances. Ive killed decent deer but never anything in that heart skips a beat, knees turn to jello seeing it at 150 yards with no binoculars class. Ive only seen maybe four like that while in the woods with hunting on my mind. I passed on 140’s all season after that… almost ruined hunting for me trying to get that stupid deer. Much like this year.
I’m shooting the first thing I see with horns next year 🤣
I've seen several big deer along River rd and on up into ProspectI saw a giant in illinois up the road from lake of Egypt running away couldn’t tell how big but if I had to guess 160-170. Also the day tumbleweed on the river opened up in Louisville, I was going that way with my buddys family and at the caperton swamp pull off area there was a massive deer, not really wide probably 17” but he had bases like coke cans and looked to be 10-12pt. Just standing on the side of river road watching the cars go by. I’d guess he was 170-180
My opening week bow kill this year was 260# on the hoof with very nice 12 point rackAs title states, what is the biggest you’ve ever seen on the hoof?
I live in NC, hunt KY and Iowa when I can draw a tag. Have killed a few in the 140s and one that may be 150s but never had it scored. Saw 2 that scored 161 in 2020 (one in KY one in NC) that were killed by friends but only seen two deer of that caliber alive, one in Cades Cove and one in Iowa. Iowa buck I saw 5x in a two week hunt but couldn’t get it done. Have multiple close to booners on cam but never laid eyes on em. A booner was killed on our KY lease by neighbor.
What’s your biggest seen? Biggest you’ve taken? Crazy how many I’ve had on trail cam that no one that I know of killed and never knew where they went to.
Did you ever come close in daylight? Man, what a giant! I’ve never specifically hunted 1 deer…but I would for that! I’m glad you at least got to close the book even though you didn’t get to kill him.I chased this deer about four years in a row. His best year I think he would have went over two hundred. Found him dead that spring when he didn’t show up on the late season cameras. One shed was over 80 inches the other was 94. I saw this buck only four or five times. He’s also the deer in my avatar. View attachment 108543