Rack Magazine

From ‘Gar Hole’ to Golden Laurel

From ‘Gar Hole’ to Golden Laurel

By Chris Brazzell

The story behind bowhunting’s No. 2 Perfect. Leaving my early-November playground in Nebraska wasn't easy, but I'd agreed to join my pastor, Shane Warren, and his friend, Ken Roark, in Ohio. So after six days of bowhunting the Cornhusker State, I boarded a plane in Lincoln and flew to Columbus. Soon after arriving, I discovered I'd be hunting... READ MORE

Okie Bass Pro Adds State Record to Resume

Okie Bass Pro Adds State Record to Resume

By Mike Handley

Bo knows bows, as well as baitcasters! When Bo Middleton’s grand-father, the late Floyd “Cooney” Sanders, told him he’d seen a great big buck while looking out his kitchen window, Bo humored him. But the more the 28-year-old thought about it, he couldn’t dismiss the possibility. “He was getting on (in years), an... READ MORE

Ruination of a Young Hunter

Ruination of a Young Hunter

By Steve Scudder

Humility Isn’t a Trait Often Seen in 11-Year-Olds. My son, Tristan, has hunted with me since he was 6 years old. He started out in the fall of 2006 and harvested his first deer, a button buck, during our Indiana muzzleloader season. That pretty much hooked him for life. I introduced him to bowhunting three years later, and he took his first ... READ MORE

Why There Are No Instant Replays

Why There Are No Instant Replays

By Lisa Price

Photo: More than 41 inches of this Ohio buck’s impressive tally are between the burrs and the mirrored brow tines. Tyler’s dad, Steve (left), will be the taxidermist behind a full-body mount. A missed opportunity at a big buck can sometimes be a good thing. Just ask 18-year-old Tyler Bashlor. Tyler is attending South Georgia College, wh... READ MORE

Bowled Over in Kansas City

Bowled Over in Kansas City

By Mike Handley

Photo: Mike Walters’ public-land Missouri buck is a tremendous mainframe 4x6 with 10 small extras. Even without the junk, the rack would’ve had a composite (true gross) score of nearly 184 inches. With them, it registers 208 5/8. But Mike was smiling long before he knew the numbers! Watching deer graze near the runways of the Kansas Cit... READ MORE

Rena the Enabler

Rena the Enabler

By Ed Waite

Pennsylvania buck addict gets his fix in 2011. Rena Altman’s coworkers know she’s married to an addict. That became perfectly clear last fall, when her husband, Dave, called her workplace. High as a kite, he badgered a secretary into patching his call through to her. “I did it,” he said, a three-word sentence almost too much... READ MORE

3 Not-So-Easy Pieces

3 Not-So-Easy Pieces

By Steve Scudder

Hard Luck Story Has a Happy Ending. My story starts and should’ve ended back in 2008, when I saw this buck at 150 yards during Indiana’s muzzleloader season. When I squeezed my blackpowder rifle’s trigger, the giant whitetail collapsed. I was so sure the deer was stone cold dead, I didn’t bother reloading. I just sat there, ... READ MORE

2 Antlers, 2 Holes

2 Antlers, 2 Holes

By Lisa Price

A sliver of light let Ryan Dietsch know that the tosses and turns of his almost sleepless night had come to an end. Once more, he turned from one side to another, resetting his pillow and rearranging the covers. “Just go back out there,” his wife, Kari, said. Ryan had spent the night reliving his afternoon, plagued by doubt and confusio... READ MORE

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