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When You Realize the Neighbors Know Their Stuff

When You Realize the Neighbors Know Their Stuff

By Mike Handley

Seeing the local legend in your own back yard can turn an average-Joe deer hunter into a wide-eyed, frothy-mouthed fanatic. Or so says one man’s wife. That happened to Steve Plattner last November, according to his missus, Becky. Steve had only a passing interest, a normal curiosity, about the supposedly huge buck being photographed a couple ...

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Tread Carefully and Not Often
Tread Carefully and Not Often

By Mike Handley

Deer hunters who move to Iowa are probably immune to buyer’s remorse. Just ask Drake Lamb, whose smile hasn’t faded since the day he unpacked his bags. If anything, his grin grew a little wider in 2019. Drake is a cameraman for ... READ MORE


Threading the Needle
Threading the Needle

By Mike Handley

Kentucky bowhunter Turner Curtis plucked a mental daisy for 20 minutes before attempting to thread an arrow through two trees between him and a whitetail with wrist-thick bases. He shoots. He shoots not. He shoots. He shoots not. He shot. T... READ MORE


Lesson Learned
Lesson Learned

By Mike Handley

Note to self: Don’t wear anything on your chest that a bowstring might snag. Ohio’s Joshua Sherrick learned that lesson the hard way in 2018. Wearing his rangefinder around his neck cost him a glorious buck and gave him a whole ... READ MORE


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