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Entries for June 2018

‘Doctor’s Office Smell’ Spices Up Tink’s

‘Doctor’s Office Smell’ Spices Up Tink’s

By Mike Handley

The faint aromas of disinfectant, alcohol and hand-wash apparently do not hinder the effectiveness of doe drops. Raquel Dominico didn’t have time to go home and shower off the doctor’s office smell before joining her father, Rick, for a deer hunt last Ohio. She carried her hunting clothes to the office, and then went to the woods straig... READ MORE

Three Clicks and a Boom

Three Clicks and a Boom

By Mike Handley

The very year Matt Kelly joined a renowned deer hunting club an hour and a half from home, he shot a bruiser whitetail on property that didn’t cost him a dime. Matt manages his family’s 5,000-plus acres near Carlisle, Arkansas. He hunts those, another piece of ground nearby, and he has a deal with some college buddies to swap duck hunts... READ MORE

This Burger Had Nearly 219 Inches of Gristle

This Burger Had Nearly 219 Inches of Gristle

By Mike Handley

When Fort Wayne, Indiana, deer hunter Bobbie Poynter headed afield with his muzzleloader on Dec. 10, 2017, he was thinking only of his empty freezer. A man who loves venison, he’d decided the trip would be his season finale, even if he went home empty-handed. He did not go home empty-handed. “No matter how things turned out, it was goin... READ MORE

Should I Go or Should I Stay?

Should I Go or Should I Stay?

By Mike Handley

The voices inside Blake Wilson’s head lasted for nearly three months. From the moment the 28-year-old bowhunter from Rison, Arkansas, retrieved a trail camera photograph of a jaw-dropping 9x9, he had to tamp down the urge to return every day to see if there were more. He couldn’t stand not knowing if the deer’s mugging for the len... READ MORE

Double the Trouble

Double the Trouble

By Mike Handley

Benny Bell wasn’t surprised when the come-help-me message lit up his phone. His buddy, Brian Cobb, had shot about 7:45 a.m., and the text came afterward. The two men, along with Benny’s son, Joey, were at the DeSoto Parish hunting club for opening day of Louisiana’s rifle season. They were all watching segments of the same pipelin... READ MORE

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