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Entries for April 2017

Long Poke at a State Record

Long Poke at a State Record

By Mike Handley

David Lecuyer doesn't always take 280-yard shots at deer. But when he does, he shoots twice. The first two bullets - David's and his buddy Bobby's - probably whizzed underneath the lovestruck buck at the opposite end of the Kansas cornfield they were watching. The third one, from David's .30-06, connected. The long poke was the exception, not the r... READ MORE

When You're Trying to Sleep, and Your Brother Wakes You

When You're Trying to Sleep, and Your Brother Wakes You

By Mike Handley

Had it not been for her older brother Chase's coaxing, 12-year-old Brit Looney would've gladly let the curtain drop on Missouri's late-October youth season without firing a shot. Now the sixth-grader from Higginsville, Missouri, has one less bullet for her .243. "She didn't even want to go hunting that day," said 17-year-old Chase, who was too old ... READ MORE

Deer ... Buck ... Shooter

Deer ... Buck ... Shooter

By Mike Handley

Twenty-six-year-old Ryan Keeter doesn't get many chances to bowhunt during harvest time. But the farmer from Grady, Arkansas, rarely misses opening day of rifle season. Ryan is a member of a hunting club in Lincoln County, and the property he hunts is a scant 20 minutes from his front door. Even so, he doesn't make the drive as often as he'd like t... READ MORE

Lesser Stand

Lesser Stand

By Mike Handley

When Jeremy Way found both sheds off the buck he'd been hunting for two years, he was thrilled to learn it had survived the 2014 season. But when the 32-year-old hunter didn't see the whitetail during the fall and winter of 2015, he was sure someone else had shot it. The only way Jeremy could deal with the loss was to imagine seeing the next best t... READ MORE

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