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Entries for May 2015

From Wow to Blam in Two Minutes

From Wow to Blam in Two Minutes

By Mike Handley

Retrieving 25 images of a fantastic buck from his trail cameras in July and August of 2013 inspired 23-year-old Kyle Robertson to take up bowhunting. So stoked at the prospect of taking the deer, he didn't want to wait for or be limited to the state's firearms season. The stream of nighttime photographs ceased two weeks before Kentucky's bow season... READ MORE

Do-over

Do-over

By Mike Handley

Jon Dodridge's 2014 season did not begin as well as it ended. Right out of the chute, the hunter from Minford, Ohio, failed to recover a handsome 10-pointer. He arrowed the 5x5 during his first evening in a stand, but there was no sign whatsoever. When Jon returned a week later to check his trail camera, the number of fresh scrapes in the vicinity ... READ MORE

Shaken, Not Stirred

Shaken, Not Stirred

By Mike Handley

James Edwards knows what it's like to be tased. The bowhunter from Rocky Mount, Virginia, thought he was immune to buck fever, but he suffered its effects twice on Oct. 27, 2014. James knew an enormous buck was roaming the 150-acre farm he hunts in Union County, Ohio. He'd seen it the previous week, both in the flesh and on two trail camera photogr... READ MORE

Adrenaline Hotter than Coffee

Adrenaline Hotter than Coffee

By Mike Handley

After nine cold, gray and mostly deerless days, Dennis Coon was almost glad to see Wisconsin's 2009 firearms season come to an end. More than anything, he wanted a hot cup of coffee. The hunter from Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas, always hunts the Wisconsin Dells between visits with family and friends during the Thanksgiving holidays. Nov. 29 was his las... READ MORE

Friends are Sometimes Better than Trail Cams

Friends are Sometimes Better than Trail Cams

By Mike Handley

A phone call from a friend, an unplanned detour and a stomachache combined in 2013 to force a Richland, Indiana, deer hunter into paying for taxidermy. Dean Tharp might spend almost all his free time in the woods during deer season, but he's never considered himself a head hunter. "If a buck has antlers just a little out past the ears, I'll take i... READ MORE

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