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Should I Go or Should I Stay?

Should I Go or Should I Stay?

By Mike Handley

The voices inside Blake Wilson’s head lasted for nearly three months. From the moment the 28-year-old bowhunter from Rison, Arkansas, retrieved a trail camera photograph of a jaw-dropping 9x9, he had to tamp down the urge to return every day to see if there were more. He couldn’t stand not knowing if the deer’s mugging for the len...

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