Editors’ Picks: Top 10 Whitetail Journal Stories of 2019

Do you have a favorite whitetail article from the past year? Here’s our list of editors’ picks for top 10 Whitetail Journal stories of 2019.

Editors’ Picks: Top 10 Whitetail Journal Stories of 2019

As this year comes to a close, it’s fun to take a look back at some of the top Whitetail Journal stories of 2019. Some of these are articles you clicked on, liked and shared the most during the past 12 months. Others in the list are simply those deemed best by our editorial team. Did your favorite make the cut?


10. Poachers Caught When Undead Whitetail Deer Wakes Up in Truck

Two men in New York were caught by authorities after a whitetail deer they shot illegally jumped out of their pickup.


9. Whitetail Hunting Nearly Killed Me

As a whitetail hunter, it’s one of those things you believe will never happen to you — until it does.


8. Deer-Urine Prank at Walmart, the Lingering Odor and the Magic of the Tarsal Gland

Teenagers’ deer-urine prank at Walmart underscores this universal truth: what’s considered repellent for some, is a sought-after lure for others.


7. Game Warden Chronicles: A Dating App Helps Catch Whitetail Poacher

Photos on dating apps can often be revealing in more ways than one. A potential online relationship took quite a turn when a game warden saw the photo of a woman's "bigo buck" she shot illegally.


6. New Archery World Record Non-Typical Whitetail

The Pope and Young Club recently announced a new world record non-typical whitetail that scores 327 7/8 inches.


5. Video: What’s Best for Bowhunters? Deer Head Up or Down?

To minimize the chance of a poor hit, bowhunters can learn from this informative video that details a deer’s reaction to the sound of a shot.


4. Bakery Creates Lifelike Whitetail Wedding Cake

A Pennsylvania cake decorator created a wedding cake that is sure to be a hit with any whitetail hunter.


3. No Better Way to Die

Do you ever think about how you would like to spend your final minutes on Earth?


2. Video: 13-Year-Old Girl Arrows Her First Buck During October Blizzard

Three sisters, ages 4-13, join their dad during an October blizzard, and the oldest daughter has a close-range archery encounter with a 5x5 South Dakota whitetail on the edge of a standing cornfield.


1. Video: Best Deer Hunting Story of 2019

In a day when heavily managed private lands are the norm and hunters don’t kill a specific buck unless they “have a history” with the animal, this story serves as a reminder about what’s most important.


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