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Entries for April 2021

Trading Three Cartridges for Wall Art

Trading Three Cartridges for Wall Art

By Mike Handley

Adam Wood knows all too well that bullets in a box don’t put venison on the table or antlers on the wall. While his first shot knocked his career-best whitetail off its feet and might have done sufficient damage to permanently douse its flame, he wasted no time in sending second and third rounds downrange to ensure it wasn’t going to pu... READ MORE

No Consonants Needed

No Consonants Needed

By Mike Handley

How is it that many graying turkey hunters might not be able to hear his or her spouse ask a question from the other end of the sofa, but they can still pinpoint a gobble from 100 yards? One answer is sound frequency, when the rise and fall of everyday speech can result in the dropping of consonants, when a significant other or coworker sounds like... READ MORE

Spitting Distance in Saskatchewan

Spitting Distance in Saskatchewan

By Mike Handley

Cauy Hultman didn’t intend to give the coyotes on his grandfather’s land a free meal last October, but that’s what happened when his arrow clipped only one lung of the buck he shot from only 5 yards. The Saskatchewan deer hunter’s grandfather farms and raises cattle on 50,000 acres. The place is also home to some beefy white... READ MORE

Potential Illinois Velvet (Bow) Record

Potential Illinois Velvet (Bow) Record

By Mike Handley

The Illinois deer Adam Crumrin shot last October might’ve had a full belly and more than its share of antlers, but it was running on empty, anatomically speaking. When the bowhunter from Martinsville examined his buck two hours after turning out its lights, he discovered why its rack was still in velvet, long after the neighborhood whitetails... READ MORE

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