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Entries for May 2017

No Joke

No Joke

By Mike Handley

When Chris Cypert saw the 2016 trail camera photograph of a buck with an extra beam, said to have been taken within 30 miles of his home in Searcy, Arkansas, he refused to take it seriously. He'd seen plenty of big buck pictures passed around from phone to phone, shared on Facebook, and exchanged by email. The ones purportedly from Arkansas usually... READ MORE

Against a Snowy Backdrop

Against a Snowy Backdrop

By Mike Handley

Three seasons after his aging grandfather shot his last whitetail in 2013, Doug Kisamore connected with his best from the same backyard stand. Nobody sat in the box blind on the eldest Kisamore's 4 acres in 2014. The homestead is mostly open except for 100 feet of thick brush at the rear of the tract. After retrieving several trail camera photograp... READ MORE

Ringside

Ringside

By Mike Handley

It doesn't take a lot of bang to bring in a buck. That Levi Tarwater's giant whitetail materialized while two juvenile bucks were butting heads could be coincidence. Or it could be the older deer, curious, wanted a ringside seat. The 29-year-old bowhunter from Hoyt, Kansas, might never know. "The noises the two spikes were making weren't very loud,... READ MORE

Trading a Soup Spoon for a Fork

Trading a Soup Spoon for a Fork

By Mike Handley

It took half a decade for Husky Hummel to leave Ohio with something more than a nonresident hunting license in his pocket. The 48-year-old car dealer from McClure, Pennsylvania, is accustomed to eating tag soup. He prefers it to the notion of shooting a deer for the sake of shooting a deer. His first two seasons in Ohio were spent learning and hunt... READ MORE

And the Winner is ...

And the Winner is ...

By Mike Handley

Although voting in Kansas and much of the country was four hours from closing on Tuesday, Nov. 8, Dustin Norris was dying to know what exit polls were predicting. He wanted to see the map. The redder the better, to his way of thinking. The 35-year-old, laid-off welder was eager to see who was going to take the economy's reins, but he also wanted to... READ MORE

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