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Entries for December 2020

Ohio’s New Recurve Record

Ohio’s New Recurve Record

By Mike Handley

Both good and bad news came out of Logan Glassburn’s Oct. 18, 2020, deer hunt. After sharing the good news with his wife, Morgan, which took considerably longer because he could barely speak, Logan called the landowner’s daughter to tell her he’d shot the giant buck she’d been hunting. “Please don’t be mad at me,... READ MORE

No. 19

No. 19

By Mike Handley

Dillon and Brooke Evans’ home is almost a shrine to whitetails. Inside are 18 deer mounts, and No. 19 will soon join them. The Oklahoma taxidermist tried his best to shoot the deer in 2019, but it gave him the slip. When he retrieved trail camera photographs of it in the summer of 2020, the rack appeared to be at least 30 inches bigger. Altho... READ MORE

Pre-September Giant

Pre-September Giant

By Mike Handley

Nina Rogers jumpstarted her 2020 bow season 47 days before the archery opener in her home state of Alabama. The 24-year-old Prattville resident traveled to Tennessee in late August to take advantage of Ol’ Rocky Top’s early three-day deer hunt, which the locals call “the velvet season.” Nina, a 2nd lieutenant with the Air Fo... READ MORE

Rain Man

Rain Man

By Mike Handley

Pete Alfano isn’t the type to just ring the dinner bell and wait for a shootable buck to appear. Nor does he simply manage the resident whitetails by field-judging deer before squeezing the trigger. If he thinks it’ll help, he’ll climb into the seat of a mini-backhoe and mold the land. For example: No water, or not enough? No prob... READ MORE

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