5 Giant Whitetail Buck Stories from 2022

5 Giant Whitetail Buck Stories from 2022

Author: Realtree
Published: January 13, 2023

A new article from Realtree with some of the best hunting stories of 2022.

“The Realtree Rack Report has been bringing you the best big buck stories on the Internet for more than a decade — and 2022 might’ve been our best year yet. We shared the tales and photos of 44 different successful hunters and the giant bucks they shot. Some were Realtree pros but most were Average Jill and Joe hunters, from little kids to grandmothers. And they shot some giant whitetails — and a couple stud mule deer too.

Veteran outdoor writer Josh Honeycutt, who wrote three of last fall’s Top 5 reports, said, “There were many stories from the 2022 deer season that I loved, but Laran Kaplan’s surprise buck was likely my favorite story. Of course, Darron McDougal’s report on the dude dropping a buck while dropping a deuce was a fun read, too. Shooting Booner bucks while taking leaks and poops is unique in a world where most big-buck killers are sitting in air-tight box blinds and spraying scent destroyer every 37 seconds.”

Those two stories, plus three additional ones, generated more attention than all the rest last season. After reading through them, it’s easy to see why. Enjoy.

No. 5 

Massachusetts Bowhunter Shoots 195-Inch Buck While Answering the Call of Nature

Chris Alberini wasn’t shy about telling us that he had to take care of some business while he was hunting one morning in late November. The giant buck caught him with his pants down, literally, but Alberini knew better than to leave his bow behind when nature called. Read it here.

No. 4 

Iowa Hunter Shoots a Booner After Dogs, 8 People, and a Farmer on a Tractor Clear the Field

Max Mongrello had had a tough afternoon. It was late November, warm and windy, and a group of people hiking with a couple dogs busted a pile of deer out of nearby bedding cover and past Mongrello’s stand. A little while later, the farmer pulled up on his tractor and started working on a fence. Mongrello climbed down to help him, and then decided to hunt the last half hour of light when the chore was finished. This huge buck appeared a short time later. Read it here. 

The full article and more photos can be found here.

Photo Credit: Original Author


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