Eastern Trophy Bucks

Eastern Trophy Bucks
Photo By Ron Sinfelt

Eastern Trophy Bucks
Photo By Ron Sinfelt

The network of Game & Fish Magazine writers fanned out across the region to find the most impressive scored bucks we could. Here are our fascinating stories of some truly extraordinary trophy bucks. 

New England Trophy Bucks

[caption id="attachment_89872" align="aligncenter" width="648"]New England Trophy Bucks Click To Read About Last Seasons Trophy Bucks[/caption]


When it comes to the world of trophy-class deer New England is rather low on the list. States such as Ohio, Indiana, Iowa, Illinois and other "corn belt" locales routinely and annually produce some of the largest antlered white-tailed deer in the world.


This is not to say that exceptional deer don't exist in other states — far from it. In fact, every state where whitetails are found has its state-record bucks in every possible category (rifle, shotgun, archery, crossbow, etc.). The only difference is in the size of the bucks heading those lists. Many states' biggest bucks barely qualify for recognition in the trophy buck records of the elite states, but this is more a matter of genetics, forage quality and winter severity. In New England, the state...

New York Trophy Bucks

[caption id="attachment_89874" align="aligncenter" width="648"]New York Trophy Bucks Click To Read About New York's Best Trophy Bucks[/caption]

It is no secret that the state of New York produces some of the biggest bucks taken in the Northeast every year. These days we are not even surprised anymore when some lucky hunter kills a deer scoring in excess of 200 inches gross Boone and Crockett. There is good reason for this. New York is not only one of the biggest states in the Northeast, it also has some of the most varied and diverse habitats. Great bucks are arrowed in suburban bow-only zones; they are taken by shotgun in farm country; and they are tracked down in the snow-covered mountainous regions. Some tremendous bucks are occasionally....


 

Pennsylvania Trophy Bucks

[caption id="attachment_89877" align="aligncenter" width="648"]Pennsylvania Trophy Bucks Click To Read About Pennsylvania's Trophy Bucks[/caption]


Here we will look at three examples of exceptional bucks taken by hunters during the 2016 deer hunting seasons. There is no reason why you cannot be in the same position this fall. Across the country deer hunters look toward genetics, nutrition and age as the components for producing the biggest bucks. Here in Pennsylvania, reverse that order. Age is the number one factor, followed by nutrition and genetics. Find a place where bucks may be getting old, typically because of difficult hunter access, and you will find big deer....

 

2017 Northeast Deer Forecasts

GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.

Recommended Articles

See More Recommendations

Popular Videos

Berkley

Berkley's Surge Shad

Major League Fishing pro Scott Suggs has relied on the Berkley Surge Shad lure concept for years, using similar designs to capture MLF titles and a $1 million dollar FLW Forrest Cup win. With new features in the Surge Shad, Suggs tells OSG's Lynn Burkhead that even he can find success out on the water!

Berkley

Berkley's New Terminal Tackle

OSG's Lynn Burkhead and Chad LaChance, host of World Fishing Network's Fishful Thinker television show, talk about Berkley's new innovative terminal tackle being introduced at ICAST 2019.

Electric Filet Knife from Bubba Blades

Electric Filet Knife from Bubba Blades

As OSG's Lynn Burkhead looks on, Josh Neville shows off the cordless and corded versions of a new electric filet knife from Bubba Blades.

MLF Pro Tips: How to Fish a New Lake

MLF Pro Tips: How to Fish a New Lake

Major League Fishing pros Alton Jones, Jeff Sprague, Anthony Gagliardi and James Watson share their thoughts on how to approach fishing a new lake for bass.

See More Popular Videos

Trending Articles

We found 10 secret (and proven) catfish baits that have the staying power to attract catfish time after time. Catfish

10 Secret Catfish Baits You Didn't Know About

Anietra Hamper

We found 10 secret (and proven) catfish baits that have the staying power to attract catfish...

Dozens of different bait types are commonly used for catfish, including these great options. Catfish

12 Great Catfish Baits

Jeff Samsel

Dozens of different bait types are commonly used for catfish, including these great options.

You can catch bluegill faster with these strategies. Panfish

Find and Fish Bluegill Beds Efficiently

Terry Madewell - May 22, 2019

You can catch bluegill faster with these strategies.

Fishing for nighttime crappie gets you out of the summer heat and puts more fish in the cooler.

By Other Freshwater

6 Tips for Nighttime Crappie

Keith Sutton - June 19, 2017

Fishing for nighttime crappie gets you out of the summer heat and puts more fish in the...

See More Trending Articles

More Whitetail

Advice can be tough to follow when a whitetail is on the ground. Whitetail

The Shakes: When a 6-Pointer Becomes a 3-Pointer

Jeff Johnston

Advice can be tough to follow when a whitetail is on the ground.

Become a better poor-weather deer hunter. Whitetail

Make Bad Weather a Deer-Hunting Bonus

Terry Madewell - November 27, 2019

Become a better poor-weather deer hunter.

Amid CWD concerns, the evolving regulation of attractants may change the way you hunt. Whitetail

Deer-Urine Bans: The New Normal?

Carolee Anita Boyles - March 27, 2020

Amid CWD concerns, the evolving regulation of attractants may change the way you hunt.

If you're like a lot of deer hunters, you probably hunt out of the same stands every season. You might want to re-think things. Whitetail

Take a New (Deer) Stand for Fall Hunting

Mike Marsh - July 09, 2020

If you're like a lot of deer hunters, you probably hunt out of the same stands every season....

See More Whitetail

GET THE MAGAZINE Subscribe & Save

Digital Now Included!

SUBSCRIBE NOW

Give a Gift   |   Subscriber Services

PREVIEW THIS MONTH'S ISSUE

GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.

Get Digital Access.

All Game & Fish subscribers now have digital access to their magazine content. This means you have the option to read your magazine on most popular phones and tablets.

To get started, click the link below to visit mymagnow.com and learn how to access your digital magazine.

Get Digital Access

Not a Subscriber?
Subscribe Now