Rack Magazine

Entries for August 2015

Woods Less Traveled

Woods Less Traveled

By Jill J. Easton

Testament to the first-time-in-a-stand proverb The 80-acre Jackson family farm in McDonough County, Ill., is a whitetail magnet. It attracts and holds deer because it has the only substantial stand of timber in the area. Fingers of woods run out into the surrounding bean fields, offering cover right next to the groceries. Andy Jackson of Colchest... READ MORE

If Not for the Bark’s Bite

If Not for the Bark’s Bite

By Caley Ediger

Least desirable stand yields most desirable buck! I raced out of school, where I teach physical education, on Nov. 8, 2010, and drove to one of mine and Dad’s old deer hunting places in the sand hills of Harvey County, Kan.  I wanted to take down one of my treestands and re-hang it above some fresh scrapes on more promising ground. The s... READ MORE

Fourteen-Pointer Runs Out of Luck

Fourteen-Pointer Runs Out of Luck

By Ed Waite

Following the 2009 season, Spencer Forsythe was a perfect four-for-four in filling his tag on opening day. The first three deer were a bit easier on his nerves than this bull of the woods was. “I can’t believe you missed it,” Kyle Forsythe told his son, Spencer. “I’m sorry,” the boy replied. “I just can&rsq... READ MORE

No. 5 Topped Them All

No. 5 Topped Them All

By Richard P. Smith

Mark Hanna of Vulcan, Mich., passed up seven bulls before filling his tag with this 210-inch Manitoba bruiser, which had a 54-inch spread. The 1,600-pound animal was aged at 14 years old. Mark Hanna of Faithorn, Mich., a small community in the Upper Peninsula, bagged a huge bull moose in Manitoba in October 2010 that he was told has the highest sco... READ MORE

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