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If You Pass Them, They Will Grow

If You Pass Them, They Will Grow

By Mike Handley

Brian Lay must possess more self control than your average deer hunter, and the same could be said for antlers. As the man from Harrodsburg, Kentucky, suspected, the 160-inch whitetail he allowed to keep on trucking in 2019 was much bigger the following year. Even so, he gave the animal's core area a wide berth because he thought it had the potenti...

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Mike Handley has decades of experience measuring, researching and writing about monster bucks. Each week, Mike will update everyone in the Big Buck 411 Blog on giant whitetail news from across North America. When a new record falls, you will be one of the first to know about it.

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It's Official: Huff Buck is a World Record
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