Entries for February 2016
West of the Wabash
By Jill J. Easton
An automobile dealership isn’t the kind of place usually associated with hunting. But a friendship between Derrick Bulkley, co-owner of Expressway Auto Mall in Mount Vernon, Ind., and Justin Jones, a technician who worked there, gave Derrick the opportunity to shoot an outstanding Illinois buck with his muzzleloader in 2009.
While both worke... READ MORE
Spot & 92-Day Stalk
By Scott Esker
While driving home from work on June 28, 2010, I passed three deer far out in a soybean field. Although I couldn’t see antlers from that distance, one of the animals seemed much bigger than the others.
Curious, I turned around, stopped and peered at them through a spotting scope. The largest was a really good buck. Although it was still earl... READ MORE
My Son the Defibrillator
By Steve Walkiewicz
Jersey bowhunter picks perfect day to ditch camcorder. In more than 25 years of bowhunting, I’ve been fortunate enough to take nine mountable deer, each buck larger than the one before it, which is my personal yardstick. The last whitetail I carried to the taxidermist was a 12-pointer I harvested in December 2007. It grossed 164 6/8 inches, w... READ MORE
Boston Butts Small Price to Pay …
By Mike Handley
For Bull of the Woods. Among the absolutes in life — death, taxes and Joan Rivers’ loyalty to her plastic surgeon — is Justin Moenkhoff’s whereabouts on opening day of Missouri’s firearms deer season. The 30-year-old from Oak Grove isn’t above striking a Faustian deal to ensure he sees the sunrise from a deer sta... READ MORE