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Entries for October 2017

Clearing Up Gray Skies

Clearing Up Gray Skies

By Mike Handley

Kraig Street of Rushville, Illinois, was in a funk on opening day of the 2016 shotgun season because his co-builder wasn’t able to join him for the christening of their homemade blind. He and his 14-year-old son, Michael, built the shooting house on wheels and hauled it to a cut cornfield a week earlier. The blind had four thickly insulated w... READ MORE

Midwest, Schmidwest

Midwest, Schmidwest

By Mike Handley

Lenny Gilbert never imagined he’d be a centerfold. Holding a dead buck, that is, in Rack magazine. The 33-year-old New Jersey resident loves to watch hunting shows on television, and he reads numerous magazines devoted to whitetails. So he’s well aware that most truly monstrous deer are shot in the Midwest, not where he lives, and not i... READ MORE

Nocturnal No More

Nocturnal No More

By Mike Handley

Four months after acquiring hunting rights to 6 acres next to a swamp in Licking County, Ohio, Mitchell Flowers got his first trail camera photograph of a buck he was sure would score more than 200 inches. He was already thrilled to have collected images of several whitetails, including a 12-pointer he guessed would tally 175. He forgot all about t... READ MORE

Choosing Eenie over Meenie

Choosing Eenie over Meenie

By Mike Handley

Pittman Edwards of Cleveland, Mississippi, began his 2016 deer season with his heart set on taking an exceptional whitetail that had no qualms mugging for his trail camera while the sun was shining. He reset his heart on the night of Dec. 12. Pittman was returning to his hunting club’s camphouse after a trip to town when several deer ran out ... READ MORE

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