Big Deer TV


AUGUST 19 SAT - 12:00AM
AUGUST 20 SUN - 2:30PM
AUGUST 23 WED - 8:30AM
The first annual Big Deer Rut Rendezvous drives on from Croton Creek, Oklahoma. Mike and Chuck Wahr have tagged out after epic hunts and now, Remington's Jordan Davis and Sportsman Channel's Graig Hale take the stand.
AUGUST 23 WED - 7:00PM
AUGUST 25 FRI - 1:30PM
AUGUST 26 SAT - 12:00AM
On the heels of a highly successful deer camp in Oklahoma, Mike rolls solo across America's Heartland to the big buck haven of southeastern Kansas. Assisted by 180 Outfitters, Mike must rely on his own instincts and experience on a self-guided hunt.


Everything that is good, genuine and honest in the deer-hunting world–that is what Big Deer TV is all about. Veteran hunter Mike Hanback travels to all corners of North America in search of big, mature bucks. Viewers can expect heart-pounding action on every fair-chase hunt. And you’ll learn a lot from Mike’s insight into big bucks and the advanced tactics he uses to hunt them. The show focuses primarily on hunting whitetail deer, with a couple of hunts for giant mule deer each season. But BIG DEER TV is not all about big racks. Mike Hanback is known and respected by millions of American hunters as a regular, down-to-earth guy who appreciates all that deer country has to offer – the beautiful scenery and camaraderie of hunting with friends, old and new

Host & Bios

Mike Hanback

Mike Hanback

Mike was born and raised in Virginia and started hunting with his dad when he was 6 years old. He graduated with honors in English from Carson-Newman University in Tennessee.

Mike’s first outdoor job was with the NRA’s American Hunter magazine. He worked there for 10 years, during which time he hunted all over North America and wrote about it.

Mike has shot 15 species of big game–all the deer, elk, bears, wild sheep, caribou and even one wolf. But his passion has always been BIG DEER, especially whitetails. He hunts for bucks in 8 to 10 states and a couple of Canadian provinces each year.