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Entries for July 2016

When Stars and Buzzards Align

When Stars and Buzzards Align

By Mike Handley

A grouping of crows is called a murder. Geese (on the ground) are a gaggle. Deer herd, ducks flock and fish school. Do you know what a group of buzzards is called? A wake. It's only because a man saw a wake of buzzards that Matthew Colvin's 2015 buck didn't become food for fishes, alligators and turtles. If the dead deer had remained undiscovered f... READ MORE

Tagged Out in Two Hours

Tagged Out in Two Hours

By Mike Handley

The day before Kentucky's 2015 rifle season opened, Alvin Hoover made himself a ground blind by stacking hay bales inside the tree line next to a field frequented by deer. The setup was only 500 yards from his Todd County home. He chose a spot allowing the best view of the 160-yard-long field, meaning his longest shot would be 80 yards in any direc... READ MORE

One Hour in November

One Hour in November

By Mike Handley

When Jacob Antley, his father Skipper and a buddy, Jake Gerhards, drove to southern Missouri last November, they'd planned on a long weekend of bowhunting. But they spent only one day afield. Their hunt began on Friday, Nov. 13, the day before the state's regular firearms season opened. Regardless of the timing, they carried only their bows. "The t... READ MORE

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