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Entries for December 2017

A Different Kind of Crown

A Different Kind of Crown

By Mike Handley

Deer hunters in St. Francisville have some of the whitest, best-tended choppers in all of Louisiana. That’s because Dr. Frank Sullivan’s office has monstrous picture windows overlooking a wooded back lot, and whitetails come to a couple of feeders long before sunset. Until last fall, one of the backyard bucks was a walking legend. The d... READ MORE

Long Time Coming

Long Time Coming

By Mike Handley

Nineteen-year-old Luke Lohan might be flying blind when he climbs his next treestand. The kid from St. Clairsville hunted the same Ohio buck for three seasons before removing it from his most-wanted list in 2017. So unless his trail cameras yield some new incentive this summer, he’ll head afield with only fingers crossed. Luke is a heavy equi... READ MORE

CCTV, Kansas Style

CCTV, Kansas Style

By Mike Handley

Ethan Lorance knows the value of eyes in the sky, or at least on the ground. The 25-year-old pipefitter from Bonner Springs, Kansas, employed several trail cameras to learn as much as he could about the buck that made him a social media star this fall. Ethan retrieved his first trail cam photograph of the unique buck in June 2016, when it was a 5x5... READ MORE

Big Dank Down

Big Dank Down

By Mike Handley

Tim Starkey’s friends can breathe a sigh of relief. The 25-year-old oil field worker has buck meat, which means the jerky is about to flow. He’ll continue to give it away, but this batch will cost him a lot more than he normally spends for spices. His taxidermist can vouch for that. Tim’s was one of the first Oklahoma bucks liked ... READ MORE

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