Rack Magazine

Entries for January 2016

When Fauna Fights Flora

When Fauna Fights Flora

By Mike Handley

Sometimes a guy just has to make his own luck. 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 stupid enough to do battle with flora in front of Pat, i... READ MORE

One BIG Deer a Year

One BIG Deer a Year

By Jill J. Easton

It started with one of those telephone calls that either strikes terror or carries great tidings. In this case, it was excellent news. “We gotta talk, and you need to see the pictures of this buck,” said Michael Hanlon’s buddy, Mack Marsh. “I got a picture of a 20-plus-pointer going down the road. It’s awesome!” ... READ MORE

Walk a Mile in His Shoes?

Walk a Mile in His Shoes?

By Mike Handley

So many dead deer stories involve bucks taken right behind barns, inside subdivisions and in small tracts a person can cross in half a dozen strides that the age-old advice to hunt well beyond the beaten path seems almost worthless. But not to a 51-year-old printing press operator from Walker, Iowa. Kelly Doyl isn’t about to change his habit ... READ MORE

‘Er Gets Done

‘Er Gets Done

By Ed Waite

Fresh from a bout of buck fever, PA teen doesn’t make the same mistake twice. Sixteen-year-old Hanna Harris would’ve been positively gleeful if she’d shot the 6-pointer that passed by her deer stand on the morning of Pennsylvania’s 2010 rifle opener. The young buck was hers for the taking, too, but she watched it melt back i... READ MORE

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