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2007 Cowinner: The Deb Luzinski Buck

2007 Cowinner: The Deb Luzinski Buck

By Deb Luzinski

On Friday, Oct. 27, 2006, my husband and I were the coordinators of a "permit-only" archery deer removal at a 1,000-acre regional park in a northern suburb of the Twin Cities Metro area. We had 15 other hunters in the woods, all in stands they’d selected. I set up my stand around noon that day, getting in and out of the woods as quickly and ... READ MORE

2006: The Ed Huff Buck

2006: The Ed Huff Buck

By Mike Handley

Perhaps it’s a good thing that Ed Huff’s second arrow was never found. Somehow damaged, it might’ve been the reason the 55-year-old contractor from Lake Wales, Fla., didn’t hit the 4-inch bull’s-eye. Or it might’ve been the pressure of shooting in front of an audience, to which few bowhunters are accustomed. Nev... READ MORE

2005 Cowinner: The Jeff Severson Buck

2005 Cowinner: The Jeff Severson Buck

By Bruce Kaufman

On the eve of the 2004 deer season, Jeff Severson of Rice Lake, Wis., and his nephew, Shane Thome, decided they would settle for nothing less than record book bucks. Ditto for Barb, Jeff’s wife. And they all agreed that chances were best if they could get drawn for either Iowa or Kansas. Miraculously, they got tags for both states. That spr... READ MORE

2005 Cowinner: The Brad Jerman Buck

2005 Cowinner: The Brad Jerman Buck

By Brad Jerman

The kiss of death. Two snorts, followed by the noisy exit of a deer. Despite my best effort at stealth, after 45 minutes of crawling in the dark and groping for a limb on which to hang an estrous-scented wick, a briar scratched loudly against my pants. I was certain that the unbelievable buck I’d managed to videotape the previous evening h... READ MORE

2004: The Justin Hogan Buck

2004: The Justin Hogan Buck

By Mike Handley

If a tree falls in the woods, and there is no one there to hear it, does it make a sound? What if, instead of a tree, it’s a world-class whitetail? Justin Hogan of Densmore, Kan., wasn’t around when a humongous deer made its final bed last year in a Phillips County woodlot. And, much to the hunter’s delight, neither were the squ... READ MORE

2003: The Jerry Bryant Buck

2003: The Jerry Bryant Buck

By Mike Handley

Strangely, the buck didn’t react to the loud pop of the crossbow’s string. The deer didn’t charge off toward parts unknown. It merely stood there, sort of bobbing its head and pawing the ground. "I thought he was just peeved," remembers Jerry Bryant. There was no way that the hunter from Peoria, Ill., could shoot again. He can o... READ MORE

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