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Second Chance | By Mike Handley

Few crossbow hunters possess the chutzpah to pass up an unobstructed, 46-yard shot at an unsuspecting buck, especially if the animal is wearing between 200 and 300 inches of antler. Count Joe Franz among those few. On Oct. 4, 2014, after weeks of planning and obsessing ... READ MORE

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David Melton Buck
David Melton Buck

By Mike Handley

It was no small miracle that five Alabama men didn’t drown in the Tombigbee River back in 1956. Since none of them are alive today to tell the story of what happened 52 years ago, it isn’t known whether their johnboat was alumin... READ MORE


Joe Godar Buck
Joe Godar Buck

By Joe Godar

Each year, my longtime friend, Don, and I manage to block off a few days away from work and family to bowhunt together. In 2012, we found three days in November. Our destination was some property in Highland County, Ohio, I’d purchase... READ MORE


Wayne Zaft Buck
Wayne Zaft Buck

By Kevin G. Wilson

It seems fitting that Alberta, Canada, the birthplace of Buckmasters' Full-Credit scoring system, has yielded the new No. 1 Typical in the BTR's compound bow category. The five-year reign of the Sam Collora Buck from Iowa came to an end on ... READ MORE


Gary Fears Buck
Gary Fears Buck

By Mike Handley

Because of a foreboding weather forecast, heightened by bad luck at the onset of his planned weeklong hunt, Gary Fears headed afield on Nov. 24 with the resignation of killing the first decent buck dumb enough to wander into his crosshairs.... READ MORE


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