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Entries for October 2016

Deer-palooza

Deer-palooza

By Mike Handley

In 46 years of hunting deer, I've had exactly three days – once in Nebraska and twice in Kansas – when I was in the middle of a deer-palooza, when I saw so many deer I dared not blink. Garry Ward of Crowville, Louisiana, found himself in such a situation while hunting public ground on Dec. 18, 2015. He might not have seen as many as I d... READ MORE

Throwback

Throwback

By Mike Handley

Mark Lunsford's wife, Teresa, was the first to see it. It was Sept. 9, 2015. He was behind the wheel, and she was in the passenger's seat when the wide-racked whitetail stepped out of some soybeans and into an alfalfa field. "Oh, my Lord, look what a deer," she exclaimed. Mark slammed on the brakes and quickly backed up to get a better look at the ... READ MORE

Antlered Hand-warmer

Antlered Hand-warmer

By Mike Handley

Freezing in a deer stand was pretty low on the list of things Dalton Hunter wanted to do during Indiana's 2015 gun opener. The high school football player would've happily stayed in the bed on Nov. 15, but his Uncle Andrew called and rousted him at 4:45. His uncle couldn't join him, but he wanted to make sure Dalton was in a stand before sunup. Bec... READ MORE

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