Best Big Buck States for 2014
November 14, 2014
The 2014 season is underway and many of you have already addedÂ some fresh venison to yourÂ freezer. But for those of you carefully glassingÂ tines, tallyingÂ pointsÂ and saving yourÂ shot for the bruiser with serious headgear, we're here to help.
Last month, we released the Game & Fish 2014 Deer Forecast to give you an in-depth look atÂ the overall health of practically every state's deer population. We provided hunters with detailed harvest reportsÂ and key herd developments, as well as projections for which regions and counties would most likely beÂ home to the this year's best success stories.
Now, we're taking an even closer look at how well these states are shaping up toÂ fill the tags and hopes of trophy buck hunters.
WithÂ the special insight from our investigation, you'll getÂ a better understanding of how a state's record history, trends inÂ geneticsÂ and general habitat conditionsÂ over the past years have come togetherÂ to make or break a formula for trophy racks in 2014.
Be sure to check out ourÂ exclusiveÂ field tactics,Â game recipesÂ andÂ how-to guidesÂ to make this a record year.
And, when you drop that trophy buck, if you can stop shaking long enough to take a picture, don't miss the opportunity to boast when you shareÂ your photos on ourÂ Camera Corner.
Find the links to the best big buckÂ states for 2014 in the gallery below: