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Entries for February 2017

Counting Eggs

Counting Eggs

By Mike Handley

Counting unhatched chickens isn't always a bad thing. The moon, wind and the following day's weather forecast convinced Trent Siegle to take advantage of a temporary south breeze on Oct. 11, 2016, to check his trail cameras. An approaching front promised rain and cooler temperatures, and he deduced his favorite buck would be afoot. The images he co... READ MORE

Two Years from Poof to Pow

Two Years from Poof to Pow

By Mike Handley

Blake Whelchel says the nearly 200-inch Oklahoma buck he shot in 2016 was between 20 and 30 inches bigger the previous year, and he has the trail camera photographs to prove it. Understandably, the 25-year-old from Ada, Oklahoma, was obsessed with the whitetail that was able to avoid him for three straight seasons. Their introduction came in Januar... READ MORE

When Only One Buck Will Do

When Only One Buck Will Do

By Mike Handley

Brady Jacques has spent most of his short bowhunting career in pursuit of the same whitetail. The 20-year-old Kansan will finally be looking for another one when the 2017 season opens. In 2013, the year after Brady began shooting a bow, he retrieved trail camera photographs of a 5x5 with tall brow tines. He says the buck was not incredible, by any ... READ MORE

Sweet Spot

Sweet Spot

By Mike Handley

Drew Miller always thought his odds of taking a giant whitetail were best on his 500-acre lease in Oklahoma, which is less than an hour's drive from his home in Paris, Texas. But that doesn't mean the 33-year-old owner of an oil change business doesn't hunt his side of the Texas state line. He also holds the deed to property south of Paris, adjacen... READ MORE

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