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Why a Maine Hunter Keeps Staring at His Phone

Why a Maine Hunter Keeps Staring at His Phone

By Mike Handley

Gene Doughty spent a lot of money in 2017. The fork lift technician had no choice but to buy a new freezer after landing a giant tuna and shooting a moose. And before the year was out, he added venison to his larder. He was lucky on many counts that year, particularly with regard to the moose permit. Thousands of people apply, but very few get one....

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