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North Carolina Prize

North Carolina Prize

By Mike Handley

Work, school and parenting leave little time for Chris Carter to indulge his passion for deer hunting. The 27-year-old electrical engineer from Raleigh, North Carolina, calls himself a weekend warrior, but even that’s a stretch since he rarely hunts on Sundays. He’s more a Saturday warrior. In fact, the only reason he went afield on Oct...

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Grunt Three Times
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