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And from Public Land, No Less

And from Public Land, No Less

By Mike Handley

Less than an hour after climbing a tree and pulling up his rifle on Dec. 13, 2016, Mississippian Josh Clark lowered it again in preparation to leave. The clock was ticking on the last day of the Canemount Wildlife Management Area's primitive weapons hunt, and Josh wanted to look at something else, preferably a deer. The hunter from Iuka had already...

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