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Entries for May 2020

Homework Buck

Homework Buck

By Mike Handley

Fifteen-year-old Levi Pettit might not remember what any of his teachers said on Nov. 4, 2019, but he’ll never forget what happened AFTER he stepped off the school bus that Monday. Levi goes to Piketon Junior/Senior High School in Pike County, Ohio, which is on the West Virginia side of the state. When the bus doors folded open, he sped into ... READ MORE

Switcheroo

Switcheroo

By Mike Handley

Granted, Lauren Smith might not have been thinking clearly when she followed a blood trail to an enormous dead buck last November. This isn’t my deer, is it? She wondered. Why would someone sneak through the corn and switch deer? Her father, Paul, had no answers. He was sitting right beside her in the elevated blind, but he hadn’t even ... READ MORE

Like Son, Like Father

Like Son, Like Father

By Mike Handley

Last fall, Ohio’s Rick and Doug Kisamore joined a very exclusive club, whose members include fathers and sons with 200-plus-inchers in the record book. Doug shot his, a Portage County 23-pointer, in 2016. It tallied a whopping 240 4/8 inches. Rick’s 2019 buck from Summit County comes in at 216 3/8 inches. Rick had known about his buck f... READ MORE

Biting the Dust

Biting the Dust

By Mike Handley

Any self-respecting bowhunter can make an 8-yard shot, right? Scott McNown can. And many archers can thread 4-inch holes to put a broadhead precisely where they want, right? Scott McNown did. When the dust settled (literally) on Nov. 5, 2019, this Kansas deer hunter was calling and asking his wife to bring a four-wheeler. Together, they hoisted wha... READ MORE

Three for Three

Three for Three

By Mike Handley

Last year in Missouri, young deer hunters were able to hunt with rifles (with an accompanying adult) two weeks before the season opened for regular license-holders. Those days were Nov. 2 and 3. Kasey Sheat’s three sons got ’er done in one day. Opening morning, Kole shot a 4-pointer and Konner shot a doe, ensuring their father would hav... READ MORE

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