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Mistaken Identity

Mistaken Identity

By Mike Handley

Corey Bacon is usually pretty good at judging bucks by their cover, but he was dead wrong last year. The 28-year-old from Lebo, Kansas, mistakenly thought he’d shot a 160-inch 8-pointer on Dec. 8, 2018, the No. 2 deer on that season’s wish list. He didn’t see the kickers or the little drop tines it wore until he reached the downed...

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