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When the Wow Factor Trumps Score

When the Wow Factor Trumps Score

By Mike Handley

While a 151-inch whitetail might be considered a buck of a lifetime by many, including yours truly (my best in 50 seasons tallies 150), it’s not ordinarily considered a truly world-class animal. But don’t say that to Clifton Vibbert. The hunter from Burkesville, Kentucky, enjoyed one of his career-best opening days last fall, which culm...

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