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Entries for January 2017

Mount Replacement Takes Six Years

Mount Replacement Takes Six Years

By Mike Handley

Randy Hayes of Peterson, Alabama, never expected to take another whitetail to a taxidermist, not after a tornado gutted his home and carried 15 irreplaceable mounts to Oz in 2011. The 57-year-old, semi-retired welder now realizes he was too pessimistic. He's not sure which is more surprising, that he's springing for another glass-eyed memento, or t... READ MORE

Cheers

Cheers

By Mike Handley

If Rocky Fahey hadn't stopped at a local watering hole in early November 2015, he might never have revisited the overgrown pasture he'd pretty much crossed off his list of deer hunting honey holes. Rocky ran into a friend inside the bar who swore he'd seen a huge irregular-racked buck on the property. The tale sounded exaggerated if not completely ... READ MORE

Nearly 30 Inches Wide

Nearly 30 Inches Wide

By Mike Handley

Probably the widest whitetail to come out of the 2016 season was arrowed in Darke County, Ohio, by a man who'd once given up hunting altogether. Gary Douglas of Greenville, Ohio, doesn't remember why he quit hunting in 1997, but he got back into it because of some venison sausage a friend provided. His kids adored it so much that they urged him to ... READ MORE

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