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Wrong Place is the Right Place

Wrong Place is the Right Place

By Mike Handley

Daniel Montgomery wasn’t supposed to be in the ladder stand he climbed on the second afternoon of Indiana’s 2018 firearms season. He’d planned to hunt from another on the same Posey County tract, where he’d seen at least 20 deer on opening day. The retired sheriff gave up that spot, however, when another of the landowner's g...

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