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Déjà vu with a Different Ending

Déjà vu with a Different Ending

By Mike Handley

Eighteen-year-old Brooks Jacobsen hopes he’ll one day be a veterinarian capable of stanching wounds. For now, the student at Wayne Community School is happy to inflict them. In 2016, the kid from Corydon and his mentor, Jeremy McCarty, gained hunting rights to acreage in south-central Iowa. They scouted, hung stands and put out trail cameras ...

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