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.
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.