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They Can’t Not Go Back

They Can’t Not Go Back

By Mike Handley

Southerners fortunate enough to experience the whitetail rut anywhere in the Midwest are hooked. They can’t not go back. The numbers and size of the deer, both in body and antlers, is a big barbed hook through any deer hunter’s lip. They’re also far more apt to respond to rattling and calling. That’s what happened to Chad Br...

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