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Entries for May 2018

Worth the Wait

Worth the Wait

By Mike Handley

Two seasons of saying “One more year” were the most Ohio deer hunter Benjamin Seabolt could manage. The first time Benjamin said it was in 2015, when he retrieved trail camera photographs of a 130-ish 10-pointer he decided was only 2 ½ years old. “I knew it had world-class potential if allowed to grow another couple of year... READ MORE

Wild Game Medley

Wild Game Medley

By Mike Handley

Just a few days after bemoaning his bad luck to his grandmother, Kansas deer hunter Lane Sadler got a forkful of venison to go with his crow. The 18-year-old from Derby (south of Wichita) had no reason to believe his grandmother’s 180 acres in Sumner County would yield anything spectacular. He knew the place held at least one decent buck, but... READ MORE

First Crossbow Entry from Connecticut

First Crossbow Entry from Connecticut

By Mike Handley

Selflessly walking away from his dream buck’s core area put Milford, Connecticut, hunter Mark Hiller within crossbow range of it. When Mark acquired new hunting ground in 2015, he retrieved several trail camera photographs of a 12-pointer, all taken at night. He hunted that deer all season, or at least whenever the wind would cooperate, but h... READ MORE

Alone in the Deep Freeze

Alone in the Deep Freeze

By Mike Handley

Mike Stanoikovich never thought he’d be hunting alone on Jan. 7, 2017. The plan was for him and his 13-year-old son, Jack, to share the ground blind, but the boy refused to trade his warm bed for the freezing cold. “You're not going to see a buck anyway,” the kid reportedly said. Ohio’s late muzzleloader season spanned only ... READ MORE

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