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Entries for May 2019

Delta Double

Delta Double

By Mike Handley

The flat Mississippi Delta yields more than bumper crops of cotton, corn and soybeans. The fertile region is also known for its beefy, top-heavy whitetails. Few places in the Deep South produce deer that can rival those found in the block of counties within an hour’s drive of the Mississippi River. Heath Hodges knows this. The 38-year-old bui... READ MORE

South’s Finest Typical

South’s Finest Typical

By Mike Handley

Of the top 100 Typicals listed in Buckmasters Whitetail Trophy Records, only five came out of the Deep South. The majority are Midwestern or Canadian bucks. Three of the five Southern whitetails – the largest – drew breath in Arkansas, while the others were shot in Kentucky. Because BTR rankings are based solely on inches of antler (not... READ MORE

Second Chance

Second Chance

By Mike Handley

Bowhunting’s newest world record was not as smart as Pavlov’s dogs. Barb Severson of Rice Lake, Wisconsin, shot the deer – the largest ever arrowed by a woman – during a hunt in Clay County, Kansas, last year. She and her husband, Jeff, have been making the pilgrimage for nearly two decades. The 2018 season wasn’t the ... READ MORE

Wrong Place is the Right Place

Wrong Place is the Right Place

By Mike Handley

Daniel Montgomery wasn’t supposed to be in the ladder stand he climbed on the second afternoon of Indiana’s 2018 firearms season. He’d planned to hunt from another on the same Posey County tract, where he’d seen at least 20 deer on opening day. The retired sheriff gave up that spot, however, when another of the landowner's g... READ MORE

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