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Entries for September 2018

Worthy of a Four-year Wait

Worthy of a Four-year Wait

By Mike Handley

An impromptu walkabout and a buddy’s what-do-you-have-to-lose advice set Wisconsin bowhunter Greg Widiker on a collision course with the buck of his dreams in 2017. Greg watched his wish-list whitetail come of age over four seasons. When he first saw it in 2014, it was a 5x5 with above-average brow tines. It hit the 150-inch mark the followin... READ MORE

No Time for Buck Fever

No Time for Buck Fever

By Mike Handley

It took 17 days for Joe Blugerman to stop kicking himself for missing a bow shot at a mature 8-pointer in 2017. Thirty-five years of hunting deer hasn’t made the man from Munith, Michigan, immune to buck fever, and he got a bad case of it on Nov. 8. Joe says it’s because the 4x4 took so long to travel the 80 yards between where he first... READ MORE

Public Land Yields One of Kentucky’s Finest in 2014

Public Land Yields One of Kentucky’s Finest in 2014

By Mike Handley

Twenty-one-year-old Cody Likin smoked a 150-class buck in 2013, the first year he hunted the Nicholas County wildlife management area his uncle had recommended. When he scored the following year, he was carrying his bow instead of a blackpowder rifle. Cody is a student at Eastern Kentucky University. He lives in Laurel County, about two hours south... READ MORE

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