Rack Magazine

Entries for August 2016

When a Man Loves a Farm

When a Man Loves a Farm

By Mike Handley

Meet Lenny Thoele, Illinois’ Newest State Park Advocate. While a lot of Illinois hunters are closed-mouthed about the public ground close to their farms, Lenny Thoele would probably draw you a map to the state park about a mile from his 170 acres in Macon County. The park doesn’t welcome deer hunters until Nov. 1, but it’s a white... READ MORE

What a Difference 668 Days Make!

What a Difference 668 Days Make!

By Ed Waite

It’s probably a good thing Troy Johnson’s luck wasn’t so good in 2008. Ditto for 2009. While the Ohio bowhunter would’ve been very happy to stick a 165-inch whitetail in 2008, or the same deer — only 25 inches bigger — in 2009, doing so would’ve robbed him of being one of 2010’s inductees into the BTR... READ MORE

Lights, Action … BOW

Lights, Action … BOW

By Mike Handley

One minute, 37 seconds, from the magnificent buck’s surefooted arrival to its hasty and wobbly departure. That’s how much video footage a pair of teenagers recorded of the biggest whitetail to come out of Knox County, Ohio, in seven years. Brothers a year apart, one filmed while the other shot it with his bow. The excellent clip, which ... READ MORE

Ethan’s Teepee

Ethan’s Teepee

By Lisa Price

Doug Dorff of Carlyle, Ill., passed up an iffy shot at this buck in 2009. When the stars aligned two seasons later, there was nothing but 70 yards of air between hunter and hunted. Aw, not again. What, is this our fourth child?” asked Joni Dorff, as her husband, Doug, tenderly buckled the buck rack into a passenger seat in the family minivan.... READ MORE

He Chot Him

He Chot Him

By Ed Waite

Remembering to cock the hammer is as important as keeping your powder dry! Rob Thies must’ve sounded like Troy Landry from “Swamp People,” only without the South Louisiana accent.Instead of wrestling an angry alligator on a line, Rob and his 9-year-old son, Trey, were deer hunting in Indiana, and they were staring at huge buck jus... READ MORE

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