Rack Magazine

Entries for April 2017

Unencumbered by Experience

Unencumbered by Experience

By Mike Handley

A little girl’s intuition puts her on the other side of the crosshairs from her first buck. Brandon Hazel of Anthony, Kansas, knows when to say yes and close his mouth. While most dads would’ve listened to the voices in their own heads rather than the words of their 8-year-old kid, he allowed his daughter Joscelyn to choose where they s... READ MORE

Irony Tastes Like Venison

Irony Tastes Like Venison

By Mike Handley

Just when any old buck (or doe) would’ve sufficed, along comes a deer with a headdress of tines ... 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 shooting the first decent buck dumb enough to wander into his crosshairs. No... READ MORE

Clicking Heels

Clicking Heels

By Greg Hicks

Forget Yellow Bricks. The Road Out of Oz is Paved With Palmettos and Often Under Water. There’s no place like home.” Dorothy said it in “The Wizard of Oz” in 1939. Louisiana’s Ricky Caldwell spoke those same words on the Tensas River National Wildlife Refuge in 2012. Ricky was born and raised not far from what would ev... READ MORE

Mirage and Mayhem

Mirage and Mayhem

By Ed Waite

Lorain County rood-wad buck is No. 16 in a class filled with 200-inchers! It was as if the ground opened up and swallowed Kevin Fitch’s buck. One minute, it was on the receiving end of a shotgun slug (he hoped). The next, it was gone. Not fall-down-dead gone. Not running-with-the-wind-and-leaving-a-blood-trail gone. Just gone, leaving the hun... READ MORE

Shifting Priorities

Shifting Priorities

By Jill J. Easton

Iowa hunter glad he hesitated to collect freezer meat. Deer hunting has always been more of a social affair for Randy Cantonwine and his landowner pals, who relish the camaraderie of hunting as a group. They hunt as a team, together but separately. Walkers slip through the timber to push the deer, while standers wait at strategic locations to inter... READ MORE

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Copyright 2017 by Buckmasters, Ltd