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Buck Fever or Test Anxiety? | By Mike Handley

Josh Wright, a student at the University of Pikeville, aced his finals in deer hunting last fall in a test that lasted a mere six minutes. The Nov. 29 outcome saved what had been a disastrous season to that point, beginning when he clean-missed the deer of his dreams, likely the ... READ MORE

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Jerry Bryant Buck
Jerry Bryant Buck

By Mike Handley

Strangely, the buck didn't react to the loud pop of the crossbow's string. The deer didn't charge off toward parts unknown. It merely stood there, sort of bobbing its head and pawing the ground. "I thought he was just peeved," remembers Jerry Bryant.... READ MORE


Pat Bates Buck
Pat Bates Buck

By Mike Handley

Pheromones and estrous doe scents might be akin to Cupid’s arrow, but whatever Pat Bates pours on bushes is more like Thor’s hammer. One whiff of the concoction will turn bucks into white-eyed defoliators, or, if they’re big and st... 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. Not even ... READ MORE


Bruce Lane Buck
Bruce Lane Buck

By Bruce Lane

Rather than striking out for my deer stand in the pouring rain on Oct. 31, I crawled back under the covers. The storm was supposed to move out by noon, which meant I could still spend half my Saturday in a tree. I’d hung my stand several months... READ MORE


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