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Quality Trumps Quantity

Quality Trumps Quantity

By Mike Handley

When Lane Lawrimore of Hartselle, Alabama, told his 17-year-old son, Will, they stood a better chance of shooting a big buck off their land in Lawrence County, he had no idea he would soon be able to say "I told you so." His youngest son wanted to spend the day after Thanksgiving hunting family land in Marion County, farther southwest, because they...

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