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Father-Son Double

Father-Son Double

By Mike Handley

While turkey hunting in the spring of 2018, Shawn Durben saw a buck with huge velvet-covered knobs. Trail cam photos documented the deer’s meteoric growth throughout the summer months, and Shawn also got a glimpse of it while bush-hogging a dense crabapple thicket. With that deer in mind, Shawn brushed-in a new double blind beside a food plo...

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