State Record Alabama Buck Joe Gandy

#1 Typical 213 6/8″ Joe Gandy

Joe Gandy took this tremendous buck on his own private property in Marengo County on January 31, 1993.  Joe does not make any big claims about this buck; he says he just saw the deer for the first time and took him cleanly with one shot.  His property was predominantly open farmland, with a small […]

Non Typical Record Deer

#1 Non-Typical 310″ David Melton

“By chance!” That seems to be the way so many “super bucks” have been located, and the monster non-typical taken by soft-spoken David K. Melton fits right into that category as well. While thumbing through an old issue of Alabama Game & Fish (November 1982), I ran across an article by my good friend Marvin […]

Muzzleloader Record Deer

#1 Bow Typical 192 2/8″ Martin Emerson

Martin Emerson took this buck on Thanksgiving Day November 24, 2011 in Marion County.  This is a massive buck with any weapon, but even more impressive knowing that Martin took it with a bow!  It ranks #8 Typical when included with all the whitetails taken with any weapon. This deer scored almost 20 inches larger […]

#1 Bow Non-Typical 231 5/8″ Randy Coffey

On Tuesday, December 12, 2000, I decided to hunt Bankhead Wildlife Management Area from mid-morning until round 1 p.m. because of the full moon. I found a place that was torn up with big buck sign that I had not hunted before. So, I decided to give it a try. The temperature that morning was […]