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Entries for December 2015

Virginia’s No. 2 Rifle Buck

Virginia’s No. 2 Rifle Buck

By Mike Handley

Austin Sturgill and his family were certain the giant whitetail he shot on Thanksgiving morning - his second buck for 2011 - was the one that had set tongues wagging for weeks in that corner of Wise County, Virginia. "He got a big 10-pointer, the biggest one ever killed in the family to that date," said his father, Jimmy. "We were very happy and pr... READ MORE

Samaritan Continues to Reap Rewards

Samaritan Continues to Reap Rewards

By Mike Handley

While hunting a decade ago, Brad Heuvelmann of Burlington, Iowa, ran into an older gentleman dragging a trophy buck over fresh snow. The man had shot the deer early that morning and had been struggling to get it to his truck. It was about lunchtime, and the man was only halfway to his vehicle. "I was happy to give him a hand, just for the opportuni... READ MORE

Grocery Shopping

Grocery Shopping

By Mike Handley

When Glenda Holmes climbed into a 20-foot-high tripod before dawn on Dec. 13, 2013, she had on so many clothes that she could barely lift her arms and legs high enough to scale the rungs. A friend had given the woman from Manhattan, Kansas, permission to hunt from the deer stand in Riley County, and Glenda wasn't going to let the opportunity slide ... READ MORE

Unspeakably Big?

Unspeakably Big?

By Mike Handley

Louis Locke says he was on Cloud Nine after he shot a buck with a tremendous rack in November 2014. But he might've been even more excited than he admitted, according to his wife. "When he called, I couldn't understand a word he was saying," Karmen Locke said, adding that her husband was dropping consonants as if he were reciting the list of Hawaii... READ MORE

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