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Entries for February 2015

Double in Delaware

Double in Delaware

By Mike Handley

Harry Daisey can credit his pooches' bladders for the world-class whitetail he tagged in 2012. "I was walking my dogs in my back yard when they jumped a bunch of does and a buck that had antlers out past its ears," Harry told John Phillips, who's writing the story for Rack magazine. When his dogs jumped another deer near the same spot a half-hour l... READ MORE

Driver’s Seat

Driver’s Seat

By Mike Handley

Back pain kept Bobby Cook indoors during much of the 2013-14 Alabama deer season. When he was finally up to it, he invited two friends from Pennsylvania to join him for the last few days. On Jan. 24, 2014, Bobby drove his customized truck - a deer blind on wheels - down a logging road where he'd seen lots of deer tracks. He'd hunted that same trai... READ MORE

Census Taker

Census Taker

By Mike Handley

You could call Steve Matt of Eureka Springs, Ark., a census taker, even though he doesn't carry a clipboard and knock on doors. He collects most of his data from trail cameras, even though he can't check them very often. In order to see how many and what kinds of bucks were roaming his sister's 430 acres in Coffey County, Kan., back in 2009, Steve ... READ MORE

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