Rack Magazine

Entries for March 2015

True Grit

True Grit

By Mike Handley

Lesser men would’ve taken a road more easily traveled. Central New York had its whitest December on record in 2010. Even before Dec. 21, the first official day of winter, six feet of snow had fallen, and lots more came those last 10 days, the worst following Christmas. Prior to the Boxing Day blizzard that shut down much of the entire North... READ MORE

It Ain’t Over ‘til It’s Over

It Ain’t Over ‘til It’s Over

By Mike Handley

What’s the worst that could happen if you stay for the duration? Nothing is more discomfiting to a deer hunter than the ill-timed squeak, ping or pop of a metal stand. Regardless of volume, the noise is as unwelcome and annoying as the chirping of a cell phone in a movie theater. When some invisible joint on Tracy Butler’s 15-foot-hig... READ MORE

You’d Move to Kansas, Too

You’d Move to Kansas, Too

By Duncan Dobie

The first sighting of the buck that would come to be known as “Sneaky Pete” occurred during the 2008 hunting season, while Mark and Lacy Shomaker were scouting a piece of land they intended to lease the following year. While looking around, the landowner spotted a huge buck standing beside a main road in a CRP field. He rushed Lacy and ... READ MORE

Twenty-Four Minutes

Twenty-Four Minutes

By Mike Handley

That’s how much time elapsed from the moment Ryan Cox settled into his stand until he wanted to jump out of it. Neither nature’s call nor a need for fuel caused Ryan Cox to suddenly veer off the highway and pull into the nearest gas station on Oct. 16. The 18-year-old from Eagleville, Mo., was on his way back to Columbia from St. Louis,... READ MORE

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