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Public Land Yields One of Kentucky’s Finest in 2014

Public Land Yields One of Kentucky’s Finest in 2014

By Mike Handley

Twenty-one-year-old Cody Likin smoked a 150-class buck in 2013, the first year he hunted the Nicholas County wildlife management area his uncle had recommended. When he scored the following year, he was carrying his bow instead of a blackpowder rifle. Cody is a student at Eastern Kentucky University. He lives in Laurel County, about two hours south...

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