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Entries for November 2019

When the Wow Factor Trumps Score

When the Wow Factor Trumps Score

By Mike Handley

While a 151-inch whitetail might be considered a buck of a lifetime by many, including yours truly (my best in 50 seasons tallies 150), it’s not ordinarily considered a truly world-class animal. But don’t say that to Clifton Vibbert. The hunter from Burkesville, Kentucky, enjoyed one of his career-best opening days last fall, which culm... READ MORE

Hunt for the Headless Buck

Hunt for the Headless Buck

By Mike Handley

Dustin Procario lost his head in 2018, but he got better. Eventually. The hunter from Louisville, Ohio, was over the moon prior to that year’s deer opener. He’d been keeping tabs on a tremendous buck, and he’d practically picked the spot on his wall for it. Before the opening bell, however, a grisly discovery filled his head with... READ MORE

Back in the Game

Back in the Game

By Mike Handley

You know those Photoshopped images showing a giant Typical standing alongside a Non-typical (usually Milo Hansen’s deer and the Hole in the Horn buck)? The one with the caption asking “Which one would you shoot?” That’s a no-brainer for Daulton Kirby. The 26-year-old Kansan will always choose the wonky one. Daulton is so int... READ MORE

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