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Entries for November 2020

How to Christen a Crossbow

How to Christen a Crossbow

By Mike Handley

John Higdon is a quick study. An hour and a half after sighting-in a new crossbow last fall, he was pointing it at a living target and slipping his finger into the trigger guard. Moments later, he revoked the pass he’d given the buck a year earlier. During Kentucky’s late muzzleloader season in 2018, John pegged the deer as a still-gang... READ MORE

The ‘Gawd-awfullest Buck’

The ‘Gawd-awfullest Buck’

By Mike Handley

Kentucky’s 2020 archery season has yielded several great whitetails in and out of velvet, but few can match Joey Craver’s kickstand buck. Joey can thank a coon hunting buddy for allowing him to hunt 300 acres in Bath County, 40% of which are timbered. He gained permission in 2018. The first summer, he retrieved a trail camera photograph... READ MORE

Redefining Dangerous Game

Redefining Dangerous Game

By Mike Handley

If asked how long it takes him to reload his crossbow, Christian Cummins is apt to answer in yards rather than minutes. Fifty yards, to be precise. The Kentucky deer hunter’s only point of reference is the deer he shot last month in Fayette County. He took his second poke at the charging 13-pointer a blink or two after bolt No. 2 hit the weap... READ MORE

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