New York Whitetail Deer Hunting

Welcome to New York Antler Outdoors. This site is dedicated to New York Whitetail Deer Hunting and The Great New York Outdoors. There is lots to see here!

We hope you enjoy our New York Deer Hunting Stories, photos and information. We encourage you to participate by submitting your own stories and photos to the website.


The Shafer Buck 

Cayuga County Stalk Hunt   

On 11/10/2017 we encountered our first blustery cold winter weather of the season. The ground was frozen and fresh snow was blanketing the ground...

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The Helmer Buck 

Jefferson County Non-Typical   

The buck showed himself in a field shortly after I️ rattled at about 8:10 in the morning. I️ was hunting out of a tree stand just southwest of...

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The Pettrone Buck Livingston County 11-point    

It was a warm opening day 2017 in Livingston County. I didn't expect to see much, but I look forward to that day for three quarters of the year...

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2017 New York Whitetails

Check out some of this years bigger bucks taken by fellow NY deer hunters.

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2017 NYS Youth Hunt

Successful youth hunters from the 2017 NYS Youth Gun Hunt held annually during Columbus Day weekend.

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Making Mock Scrapes

By Eric John 

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The Brandt Buck "Earthquake" The Dead End Ranch Buck

Let me start with a little background on the property and its sentimental value to me. I have walked this property ever since I was born and still do...

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Monster Non-Typical Whitetail

Collides with Vehicle In  Manlius, NY

Jim Murphy never saw him coming. The huge non-typical buck was chasing a doe just after dusk across Route 173 in Manlius, NY when Jim's truck collided with the big whitetail. The monster 15 point was no match for the big truck. Surprisingly the truck only suffered minor damage. The follow was sent to New York Antler Outdoors by Jim Murphy...

"This isn't another hunting story...
People often forget that hunting is about the HUNT not what you bring home. Think of your own hunting stories you love to share. If they were just an ending would they even be considered stories? Good stories are full of content; challenging terrain, less than ideal conditions, but most importantly the people who were there to enjoy it with us. We should appreciate and respect the wildlife we seek. I have always been a responsible and ethical sportsman. That fact that I hit and killed the remarkable and extraordinary animal seems like an undeserving outcome for both of us. We must honor an animal of this magnitude. His intelligence and instincts allowed him a long and notable life. This beautiful deer will be preserved not as a trophy but as a tangible reminder that life is not a guarantee. Things can happen in a instant beyond anyone's control. We must appreciate and enjoy life and the people in it. To my fellow hunters: remember that hunting is a privilege, not a right. I would like to thank Gary Wurster of G and B sons deer processing for being my stand in for the viral photo. His impressive beard is a better match for a rack of this clout."

Joe Servello will be measuring the buck after the 60 day drying period for entry into the NYS Big Buck Club in the "Found Dead" category. Although the buck was not taken in the conventional way by a hunter, it is still an exceptional example of a New York whitetail buck deserving among other remarkable whitetails in the record book.

The buck was not weighed, but Jim will save the jawbone so the buck can be aged at a later date.


The Donnelly Buck Genesee County 10-Point

I'm going to start this little story off with the birth of my baby boy. My wife gave birth to my boy, Jackson, on October 5, 2016. Every hunter I talked to said I was screwed for hunting season...

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The Dillabough Bucks Father & Son Hunting Story

MY son, Ryan, moved back home this year after nine years living in Florida. Fishing the ocean, but missing home and whitetail hunting.

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The Sampson Buck     2012 Cattaraugus County Hunt

It started out as a usual season in one of my favorite stands with very little excitement. But little did I know, that was going to change very quickly.

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The Hausser Buck Madison Co. 14-Point

I did not want to go out on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016. We just had thirty-five plus inches of snow dumped in New Woodstock. NY

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The Hanft Buck

I Matthew "Horseshoe" Hanft blasted out of college on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 excited to hunt that afternoon as well as the remainder of my Thanksgiving break...

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The Skudlarek Bucks

Saturday, November 5, 2016 was a very special day for father and son Chad and Jacob Skudlarek. Chad was excited about some recent chase activity he had been observing at his cabin

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The Dauphin Buck

I’ve only been an avid hunter for seven years. When I shot my big eight point four years ago, people were all telling me to mount it because it was a once in a lifetime buck. Boy, were they wrong!

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The Paulisczak Buck

I have watched several big bucks grow all summer. I planted food plots, ran cameras all summer and worked hard to get things set up for bow season.

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For those of you that haven't already seen it. Here are photos of Joe Reale and his monster Newfane, NY... Niagara County buck taken Oct. 7, 2016. This giant whitetail has 23 scorable points and weighed in at a hefty 210 lbs. No official score yet.

Reale's buck will be a contender for the NYS record non-typical archery buck.

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2016 New York Whitetails

Some of New York's Bigger Bucks for 2016. If you think your buck makes the grade email your photo and info to

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2016 NYS Youth Hunt

This year's photos of successful hunts by NYS youngsters. Submit your photos!

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Whitetail Women

Why More Females Are Hitting the Hunting Grounds

By Jayme Cook

"Once as rare as the melanistic deer they now stalk, female hunters are increasing in numbers."

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We Want Your 2016 Deer Stories

Would You Like to Share Your 2016 New York State Deer Hunting Story?

Well.. just write down your deer hunting story like you'd tell your buddies at hunting camp and email it along with a quality photo of you and the deer to or go to the "Deer Stories" page and upload the story there!

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