Rack Magazine

New York’s Scrape Doctor

New York’s Scrape Doctor

By Mike Canale

I’ll never forget the sun glistening off the largest rack of the four bucks that were challenging each other in the meadow west of my treestand. That was during the waning 2010 archery season. It was close to 11 a.m., and I’d just come down from my treestand within in a copse of pines when I saw them. To prevent being seen by the randy ... READ MORE

Who’s Your MOMMY?

Who’s Your MOMMY?

By Mike Handley

We’ve come a long way, baby. Or have we? The Cabela’s parking lot was full of men looking for a back to slap. They’d gathered around a pickup truck to gawk at a buck wearing nearly 200 inches of antler, and after wiping the drool from their chins, they cast about for the one man who looked most like a cat with a mouthful of canary... READ MORE

Pronghorn Double Play

Pronghorn Double Play

By Mike Lambeth

Might seem easy, but world-class antelope are needles in very big haystacks. The magnificent slanted-horn pronghorn stared intently at me from 70 yards. His ominous glare let me know I was an unwelcomed guest in his environ. My heart raced as I tried to steady my crosshairs on his tan-and-white frame, now facing directly toward me — just like... READ MORE

Surcharge Louisiana Style

Surcharge Louisiana Style

By Greg Hicks

When L.E. Bower’s granddaughter, Brandi, chose to go shopping rather than hunting on Dec. 27, 2009, she had no idea the decision would cost her an extra buck. While Brandi was busy finding ways to spend money that was burning a hole in her pocket that Sunday, her grandfather decided to do a little scouting, which, in Louisiana, means restokin... READ MORE

No Pressure for Her

No Pressure for Her

By Gita M. Smith

Trevor Wallace couldn’t look. Meanwhile, crouched next to him, his 7-year-old daughter, Morgan, was all eyes. Her grandfather’s Remington .22-250 was pressed to her cheek, and she was struggling to focus through its scope. A moment earlier, a buck with a massive rack had crested the hill with the rising sun behind it. The size of its an... READ MORE

Spitting Distance

Spitting Distance

By Ed Waite

Sometimes nothing-to-lose antics work like a charm. Michael Miller knew rain was on the way, but he was eager to visit the unpicked cornfield — providing his brother, the foreman for McGill Landscaping in Omaha, called an early enough end to the work day. It was Oct. 21, and the 19-year-old was keenly aware that his favorite bowhunting spot w... READ MORE

Googlebuck.com

Googlebuck.com

By Mike Handley

One of New York’s all time best. Twenty-six days into New York’s 2009 bow season, Long Island attorney Bjorn Holubar found himself working at home with his favorite paralegal, a curvaceous, eager-to-please redhead named Ginger. Bjorn and Ginger spend a lot of time together, perhaps too much, but she had nothing to do with the 42-year-ol... READ MORE

Battling “Buckachers”

Battling “Buckachers”

By Daniel Crane

I was 14 years old when I finally learned why my family was gaga over deer hunting. I didn’t shoot one that year, but I did tag a 10-pointer with my 12-gauge Remington during my second season. Despite my early success and countless trips, I waited a long time to put my crosshairs on a real wallhanger. Early during Indiana’s 2009 season,... READ MORE

Same Stand, Same Day

Same Stand, Same Day

By Ed Waite

Dad’s Best & Son’s First. Ohio’s 2009 gun season was rapidly winding down; it was Saturday with only Sunday remaining. The season had been pretty much a bust for Leonard Bakker and his son, Travis. Leonard had set up a two-person treestand on 65 acres of private land in Clinton County in southwestern Ohio. “I had taken o... READ MORE

The Mother Lode

The Mother Lode

By Mike Handley

John Bruno found the mother lode on a Missouri coal mine’s property last November, but what he took home in his truck was fit more for stoking a taxidermist’s wallet than a furnace. Because John’s father is president of the coal-fired power plant’s union, he’s among the few who have permission to hunt some of the facil... READ MORE

Happy Dancer

Happy Dancer

By Audrey Sharp

Winner of the 2012 Golden Laurel Citation I didn’t sleep well on the Friday night before Indiana’s 2011 firearms opener. My husband, Jerry, had agreed to stay home with our daughters so I could go hunting with my dad, Tim Ostrander, and I was excited. I awoke at 4:30 a.m., got ready and was at my parents’ home an hour later. Dad a... READ MORE

Elude Me Twice...

Elude Me Twice...

By Jill J. Easton

This Okie buck had a death wish! When Brent Smith drove up to the wheat field south of Ringling, Okla., where he normally hunts, a pickup was circling the area. He waited a few minutes, but the truck didn’t go away. Disgusted, he moved to another spot near Mud Creek. By the time he got there, the sun was already climbing above the eastern hor... READ MORE

Wake-up Call

Wake-up Call

By Ed Waite

It’s okay to sleep in a deer blind, just as long as you have an alarm clock who answers to “Dad.” Macc McClain’s eyelids have never been as heavy as they were on Nov. 21, when he and his father, Norm, shared a makeshift blind on Aunt Marion’s Logan County farm. The 10th-grader found it difficult to keep his eyes open, ... READ MORE

The “$61,000” Buck

The “$61,000” Buck

By Ed Waite

Photo: Twelve-year-old Seth Williams poses with the first of two bucks he shot last year in Wisconsin. He was with his dad, Mark, inside a turkey blind, when the tall-tined whitetail showed its gray face. One of the most e-mailed photographs to arrive in deer hunters’ inboxes last year was of a boy straddling an enormous whitetail in the back... READ MORE

If You Can Lead a Buck to Eat...

If You Can Lead a Buck to Eat...

By Ed Waite

And to think the 5x5 was a shooter FIVE RACKS EARLIER! Ron Macak of Milwaukee bought two parcels of land in Iron County, Wis., in the mid-1990s. One was 13 acres, where a cabin stood; the other was 40 acres of hardwoods and a cedar swamp. Finding a pair of 5-point sheds behind his cabin in 2005 was enough to convince him to concentrate on the small... READ MORE

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