Best Big Buck States for 2014

Best Big Buck States for 2014


The 2014 season is underway and many of you have already added some fresh venison to your freezer. But for those of you carefully glassing tines, tallying points and saving your 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 at the overall health of practically every state's deer population. We provided hunters with detailed harvest reports and key herd developments, as well as projections for which regions and counties would most likely be 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 to fill the tags and hopes of trophy buck hunters.

With the special insight from our investigation, you'll get a better understanding of how a state's record history, trends in genetics and general habitat conditions over the past years have come together to make or break a formula for trophy racks in 2014.

Be sure to check out our exclusive field tacticsgame recipes and how-to guides 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 share your photos on our Camera Corner.

Find the links to the best big buck states for 2014 in the gallery below:

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