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Entries for October 2021

Remember: Breathing is More Important than Looking

Remember: Breathing is More Important than Looking

By Mike Handley

Never underestimate a 21-year-old college student’s willpower. Clay Craft’s choo choo might’ve jumped the track before and after his encounter with a giant whitetail a couple of months ago, but he somehow found the rails just long enough to end his season three days out of the gate. Clay was hunting his family’s 115 acres in... READ MORE

Weak in Body, but Not in Spirit

Weak in Body, but Not in Spirit

By Mike Handley

Ohio’s 2021 bow season opened three days after Derek Walker found out he had COVID-19. Had his cell phone not revealed daytime images of the buck to which he’d already devoted two seasons, he might have stayed home with the rest of the quarantined family. Spending time in a treestand would be isolation enough, he decided. It couldn't ma... READ MORE

Growth Spurt

Growth Spurt

By Mike Handley

It's ok to call this Georgia buck ugly, but who wouldn't like to take it on a date with a taxidermist? Benny Overholt admits he was wrong when he said the homely deer his trail cameras photographed in 2019 wouldn't amount to much. The animal's rack remained clad in velvet well into December that year, but it still shed its antlers. Benny found both... READ MORE

Vermont's New No. 1 Perfect

Vermont's New No. 1 Perfect

By Mike Handley

Studiers of hunters' heartbeats say the physical exertion required to drag a dead deer out of the woods could result in a heart attack, meaning 51-year-old Greg Jenne must be in pretty good shape. The hunter from Bridgewater Corners, Vermont, gave his ticker quite a workout last November. Shooting a new state record was relatively easy. Dragging it... READ MORE

The Giant That Ran Into a Bullet

The Giant That Ran Into a Bullet

By Mike Handley

If 14-year-old Kellen Luse can handle a shotgun as well as he shoots his grandfather's 20-year-old rifle, and if he's so inclined, then a box of shells is good for 24 or 25 birds. But wingshooting isn't what will land him in the pages of Rack magazine. Last Nov. 13, opening day of Indiana's gun season, the teenager from Bloomfield toppled a buck ru... READ MORE

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