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Backyard Bounty

Backyard Bounty

By Mike Handley

When James Goldman unwrapped a new trail camera for Christmas in 2016, his father told him he could test-drive it in his backyard. The elder Goldman had been feeding birds there, but he’d seen deer tracks as well. “I wound up putting it on a tree facing his back porch,” the Louisiana hunter said. “I was just hoping to see a ...

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