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Nocturnal No More

Nocturnal No More

By Mike Handley

Four months after acquiring hunting rights to 6 acres next to a swamp in Licking County, Ohio, Mitchell Flowers got his first trail camera photograph of a buck he was sure would score more than 200 inches. He was already thrilled to have collected images of several whitetails, including a 12-pointer he guessed would tally 175. He forgot all about t...

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Choosing Eenie over Meenie
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By Mike Handley

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Threading the Needle
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