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First Crossbow Entry from Connecticut

First Crossbow Entry from Connecticut

By Mike Handley

Selflessly walking away from his dream buck’s core area put Milford, Connecticut, hunter Mark Hiller within crossbow range of it. When Mark acquired new hunting ground in 2015, he retrieved several trail camera photographs of a 12-pointer, all taken at night. He hunted that deer all season, or at least whenever the wind would cooperate, but h...

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