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Entries for March 2016

But When the School Bell Rings

But When the School Bell Rings

By Mike Handley

Danny Scott struck a deal with his grandson, Ben Turner, when they retrieved trail camera photographs of an enormous buck with an unusual buck. First, they agreed not to pressure it until Kentucky's 2013 rifle season opened. Second: Whenever Ben was home from college on the weekends, he'd have dibs. While he was away, Danny would go after it. Danny... READ MORE

Think Proximity

Think Proximity

By Mike Handley

After weeks of playing musical stands in 2014, his decisions based on trail camera photographs, Bo Holcombe finally spurned his unkillable buck’s three favorite dining rooms. When the deer hunter from Brierfield, Alabama, widened his perimeter by visiting a fourth food plot on Dec. 13, he saw and shot the whitetail that had given him the slip... READ MORE

Hiding and Hunting in Plain Sight

Hiding and Hunting in Plain Sight

By Mike Handley

When hunting deer in eastern Colorado, you might have to cross your fingers and channel your inner reptile. Bill Lambert of West Monroe, Louisiana, never imagined he'd find himself belly-crawling with a weapon after leaving the military. But the old training came in handy while he was deer hunting in Kiowa County, Colorado, in December 2014. He and... READ MORE

The Buck That Wasn’t

The Buck That Wasn’t

By Mike Handley

When Doug Laird of Russellville, Missouri, talks about the deer he shot in 2014, pronouns appear to jump the tracks. "A big buck came through at 9 a.m., about an hour before I normally leave the woods," he says. "It had a small doe with it, and an 8-pointer was chasing her. The 8-pointer stopped broadside, right in a clearing. I put the crosshairs ... READ MORE

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