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Entries for November 2014

Missouri Guy Gets His Groove Back

Missouri Guy Gets His Groove Back

By Mike Handley

Being busted by a button buck can wreck a deer hunter's self-confidence. When this happened to Danny Boyer during the 2013 season, the bowhunter from DeSoto, Mo., realized he had to change something about his setup, and none too soon. When his ill-fated morning hunt ended on Saturday, Oct. 26, he asked his brother-in-law, Eric Coleman, to help hi... READ MORE

A 10 on the Sphincter Scale

A 10 on the Sphincter Scale

By Mike Handley

Nobody knows better than Jason McKenzie that when a man's tectonic plates shift, only a giant whitetail can stop the quake. The hunter from Shongaloo, La., hunted Kansas for the first time in 2012. He crawled into his pop-up blind before sunup on Dec. 1, his third day there, and cursed his lack of clothing. But before long, he was itching to get ou... READ MORE

‘Desperation Move’

‘Desperation Move’

By Mike Handley

Before Kenny Grant took up bowhunting in 2012, he put little faith in plastic things that go urrrp or mehhh. After all, riflemen don't generally need to coax too-far whitetails to come closer. Had it not been for one of the little plastic calls, however, he might still be daydreaming about the 200-plus-incher he set out to arrow in 2013. Kenny ga... READ MORE

What a Difference a Year Makes

What a Difference a Year Makes

By Mike Handley

Mature bucks' antlers might grow half an inch or more a day during the spring and summer months, but that doesn't mean they'll double in size from one year to the next. After all, unless they're on the downswing, whitetails have to regrow what was shed (or something similar) before adding mass, length or extra points. That wasn't the case with a s... READ MORE

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