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Entries for August 2020

When You Realize the Neighbors Know Their Stuff

When You Realize the Neighbors Know Their Stuff

By Mike Handley

Seeing the local legend in your own back yard can turn an average-Joe deer hunter into a wide-eyed, frothy-mouthed fanatic. Or so says one man’s wife. That happened to Steve Plattner last November, according to his missus, Becky. Steve had only a passing interest, a normal curiosity, about the supposedly huge buck being photographed a couple ... READ MORE

Tread Carefully and Not Often

Tread Carefully and Not Often

By Mike Handley

Deer hunters who move to Iowa are probably immune to buyer’s remorse. Just ask Drake Lamb, whose smile hasn’t faded since the day he unpacked his bags. If anything, his grin grew a little wider in 2019. Drake is a cameraman for “Midwest Whitetail,” “Chasing November” and “Spring Thunder.” Last season,... READ MORE

Threading the Needle

Threading the Needle

By Mike Handley

Kentucky bowhunter Turner Curtis plucked a mental daisy for 20 minutes before attempting to thread an arrow through two trees between him and a whitetail with wrist-thick bases. He shoots. He shoots not. He shoots. He shoots not. He shot. Turner might not consider himself a Robin Hood, but he pulled off the difficult shot last September 13, a Frida... READ MORE

Lesson Learned

Lesson Learned

By Mike Handley

Note to self: Don’t wear anything on your chest that a bowstring might snag. Ohio’s Joshua Sherrick learned that lesson the hard way in 2018. Wearing his rangefinder around his neck cost him a glorious buck and gave him a whole year of regret. Joshua leases 285 acres near his home in Cincinnati. Fifty of those – a strip barely 15 ... READ MORE

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