KUIU - Pants
...And now your smallest
Whitetail Deer
Contributors to this thread:
Andrew W. Manukas 27-Jan-19
Shawn 27-Jan-19
White Falcon 27-Jan-19
Moons22 27-Jan-19
PoudreCanyon 27-Jan-19
PoudreCanyon 27-Jan-19
hawkeye in PA 27-Jan-19
DE Bow Hunter 27-Jan-19
IdyllwildArcher 27-Jan-19
Elkoholic 27-Jan-19
PoudreCanyon 27-Jan-19
GhostBird 27-Jan-19
ohiohunter 27-Jan-19
HUNT MAN 27-Jan-19
Slate 27-Jan-19
SBH 27-Jan-19
Bake 27-Jan-19
Alaska at heart 27-Jan-19
PECO 27-Jan-19
IdyllwildArcher 27-Jan-19
IdyllwildArcher 27-Jan-19
LostNwoods 27-Jan-19
dmanwarren 27-Jan-19
drycreek 27-Jan-19
ohiohunter 27-Jan-19
Overland 27-Jan-19
kent 28-Jan-19
PushCoArcher 28-Jan-19
spike78 28-Jan-19
Fuzzy 28-Jan-19
njbuck 28-Jan-19
12yards 28-Jan-19
ROUGHCOUNTRY 28-Jan-19
Zbone 28-Jan-19
12yards 28-Jan-19
Zbone 01-Feb-19
luckydraw 01-Feb-19
patdel 01-Feb-19
12yards 01-Feb-19
otcWill 01-Feb-19
StickFlicker 01-Feb-19
dirtclod Az. 01-Feb-19
Reaper04 28-Feb-19
27-Jan-19

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As a teenager growing up in NJ, I spent the first dozen years of my deer hunting career or so driving deer in the Pine Barrens of Southern NJ during gun season. Between 30 or so guys we would kill 6-12 deer a year. Half of those were spikes and the rest were the most sad looking bucks you could imagine. But hey, I was deer hunting and loved it. I remember 1 deer my Dad shot that was a perfect 6 point but it was probably 7" main beams, 1" brow and G-1, 4-5" spread, pencil thin, you get the point. So it got me to thinking. I killed the smallest rack buck, this year,that I think I have ever killed in my life. He is a tiny little 8 pt that scores 68" +/-. So guys lets see em. I think for scoring purposes we will need to leave out spikes and 4 points. So lets see your smallest rack buck and score if you want to. Yes, the season is over. I am not interested in anyone's comments regarding what I choose to shoot. I am, and always will be, a deer hunter not a trophy hunter.

From: Shawn
27-Jan-19
Wow, I lost track of the spikes and 1.5 year old bucks I killed growing up. I killed a few that had pencil thin 3" spikes that were just legal. Shawn

From: White Falcon
27-Jan-19

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A little 4 point. Score, -0!

From: Moons22
27-Jan-19

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Massachusetts giant

From: PoudreCanyon
27-Jan-19

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PoudreCanyon's embedded Photo
Here are a couple NE public land monsters:)

From: PoudreCanyon
27-Jan-19

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PoudreCanyon's embedded Photo

27-Jan-19
A 7" one point.

27-Jan-19

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DE Bow Hunter's embedded Photo

27-Jan-19
Oh man, I have so many dead animal pics in this category to sort through. Where to start?

From: Elkoholic
27-Jan-19

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Elkoholic's embedded Photo
Can’t get much smaller :)

From: PoudreCanyon
27-Jan-19
Lol @ Ike. Exactly what I was thinking...

From: GhostBird
27-Jan-19

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1985?
GhostBird's embedded Photo
1985?

From: ohiohunter
27-Jan-19
Primetime, now is your time to shine!

I’ve dropped the hammer on a few buttons over the years, often not knowing.

From: HUNT MAN
27-Jan-19

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HUNT MAN's embedded Photo
Opening day 1995.

From: Slate
27-Jan-19

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1992

From: SBH
27-Jan-19
Wish I had a pic of mine! He was a 1x3 and had a bad limp. First archery kill. I had does under me but wanted to kill a buck really bad:) That dude limped out with 15 mins of daylight left on the last day of the season and almost wrecked me. Never forget that shot. Super sharp wac em, little high but both lungs and he died in site. Had my best friend with me ranging for me and telling me to hold out for a buck and not shoot one of the does. That was a fun night. Damn, wish I had that pic.

From: Bake
27-Jan-19

27-Jan-19
I LOVE this thread......what a refreshing change from the "horn porn" that has invaded our beloved sport of bowhunting. All the QDMA guys are going to have fits with these photos, but I'm enjoying it greatly because it shows guys who went to hunt DEER.....not grow big antlers and try to get a Youtube channel or sponsorship. None of these were high fence or guided hunts that cost the hunter a bunch of money. Thanks for the memories and honesty, gents!

From: PECO
27-Jan-19
I didn't take pictures of the button buck I shot.

27-Jan-19

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Well, he said no buttons, forks, or spikes. I think this is mine. First of 4 deer in 6 days in NE. It was a freezer filling fling-fest.

27-Jan-19

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IdyllwildArcher's embedded Photo

From: LostNwoods
27-Jan-19

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My first archery kill. With my brother and two cousins. I was hooked after this for life. Was a 8 handicap golfer and gave that up for bowhunting!
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My first archery kill. With my brother and two cousins. I was hooked after this for life. Was a 8 handicap golfer and gave that up for bowhunting!

From: dmanwarren
27-Jan-19

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Well, here's my smallest that wasn't a spike or forky. An interesting little 1X4 taken in 2016 with a 4 yard throw. I hope the weapon of choice isn't a problem, it was an archery tag. Never even thought to measure the rack but sure was good eating! Dave

From: drycreek
27-Jan-19
Sorry, but I didn't take any pics of the three pointer that was my first buck.........

From: ohiohunter
27-Jan-19
Dman, that’s just badass! You could’ve posted a frog and it’d be one in the same.... badass!

From: Overland
27-Jan-19
That atlatl kill is amazing! Well done!

From: kent
28-Jan-19
Wicked cool atlatl kill. I have been throwing for about ten years but never acquired the skills to feel confident to hunt with it. Stuff dreams are made from--Thanks for sharing !!--Kent

From: PushCoArcher
28-Jan-19
dman did you do a thread on the atlatl kill? If not you should that's awesome.

From: spike78
28-Jan-19
What is the difference between that and a spear? What kind of penetration do you get?

From: Fuzzy
28-Jan-19
I killed a heavy bodied 2.5 year old "perfect" (well proportioned) 8 point in 1999 who had 7" main beams, 2" G2s and a 8" inside spread. I'll see if I can dig out a photo.

From: njbuck
28-Jan-19

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njbuck's embedded Photo
My coues deer. Make P&Y. I haven't shot any whitetails smaller.

From: 12yards
28-Jan-19

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I swore off killing yearling bucks and haven't killed one since 2007.......until I went venison-less in 2017. Didn't like that very much. So late season in 2018 I told myself I would shoot the next deer that came by. Unfortunately, he was a buck, and my smallest ever. And he is delicious! I haven't been that happy shooting a dink in a long time. Then a week later I shot a giant doe.

From: ROUGHCOUNTRY
28-Jan-19
The great part is several looked like they could have a doe tag put on them by legal definition, ha.

From: Zbone
28-Jan-19

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But, it did not have spots...8^) Wish she did have, hide would have make a cool looking back quiver...8^)

From: 12yards
28-Jan-19
Roughcountry, I think I could have but it was close and I didn't want to chance it.

From: Zbone
01-Feb-19
"The great part is several looked like they could have a doe tag put on them by legal definition"

"Roughcountry, I think I could have but it was close and I didn't want to chance it."

We don't have buck or doe tags here, they are called "Antlered" and "Antlerless", and any buck with antlers shorter than 3" can be tagged as anterless... Also, the DOW only allows one only antlered permit per year reguardless of method of kill...

From: luckydraw
01-Feb-19

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Thought I was shooting a Mature Doe. Glad to get this runt out of the gene pool. But I have shot my share of spikes and Y-bucks
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Thought I was shooting a Mature Doe. Glad to get this runt out of the gene pool. But I have shot my share of spikes and Y-bucks

From: patdel
01-Feb-19
I didnt take pictures of it, but I shot a button buck in December that weighed 32 pounds with the hide off and guts out.

I'm not necessarily proud, but you asked. A friend was implying I was a poor marksman and couldnt hit it.

I didnt think I could either, if I'm being honest, but lo and behold, it fell down.

I will never hear the end of it at deer camp.

From: 12yards
01-Feb-19
Had a friend who shot a really small spike like these last couple. His son was around 5 years old at the time. His comment was, "that's kinda like a buck dad!" LOL.

From: otcWill
01-Feb-19

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Smallest antlers but biggest bodied spike I've ever seen :)

From: StickFlicker
01-Feb-19
NJBuck,

Nice shirt! They revoked my <1 Club membership two years ago...

From: dirtclod Az.
01-Feb-19
Nobody in grade school new what an Atlatle was until I made one for Science Class.Still there 40 yrs later.Never hunted with it.But I can throw a mean dirtclod!Anisazis got nothin' on me.

From: Reaper04
28-Feb-19

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First buck in Pa after I got off of Active Duty...

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