Rack Magazine

No Sweet Tooth

No Sweet Tooth

By Lisa L. Price

Even when he was young enough to appreciate a bag full of candy, Dewey Kendrick IV had no qualms about wearing camo instead of a Halloween costume and going to the woods instead of knocking on doors. He was 6 years old the first time he begged his father, Dewey III, to take him hunting when the rest of the kids his age were trick-or-treating. And i... READ MORE

Just When You Think It’s Futile

Just When You Think It’s Futile

By Craig Bell

It was a typical November morning in my taxidermy shop in Waveland, Ind.  Friends were arriving to drain the coffee pot, and I was putting the finishing touches on a deer mount when the telephone rang. I washed the muck off my hands, picked up the receiver and a very excited voice greeted me. “Hello, Ed, how’s your morning?” ... READ MORE

Not a Mirage

Not a Mirage

By Lisa L. Price

If Mark Lueder hadn’t been accompanied by a friend on those summer nights back in 2008, he might’ve convinced himself the drop-tined buck had been a mirage. Because when Indiana’s bow season opened that year, the whitetail vanished like the last Lay’s potato chip. “Me and a hunting buddy, Bobby Simpson, like spotlighti... READ MORE

Murphy’s Law Buck

Murphy’s Law Buck

By Tim Beaumont

Anything that could have gone wrong, went wrong … ALMOST. Jeff Gordon of Montpelier, Ind., would have been satisfied with a beautiful 9-pointer that was roaming the area. But after checking his trail camera in early September 2009, he thought otherwise. “I played back the video and saw a giant on there,” Jeff said. “The buc... READ MORE

When All Things Conspire to Keep a Man Awake

When All Things Conspire to Keep a Man Awake

By Gita M. Smith

The story behind Arkansas’ State Record Typical by rifle. Sean Longnecker wanted to make a few things clear, up front. “I am not a deer hunter, so I usually hunt about an hour a year, and I don’t keep up with anything new,” he said. “I don’t go out and scout for sign, and it doesn’t matter to me what kind o... READ MORE

Woods Less Traveled

Woods Less Traveled

By Jill J. Easton

Testament to the first-time-in-a-stand proverb The 80-acre Jackson family farm in McDonough County, Ill., is a whitetail magnet. It attracts and holds deer because it has the only substantial stand of timber in the area. Fingers of woods run out into the surrounding bean fields, offering cover right next to the groceries. Andy Jackson of Colchest... READ MORE

If Not for the Bark’s Bite

If Not for the Bark’s Bite

By Caley Ediger

Least desirable stand yields most desirable buck! I raced out of school, where I teach physical education, on Nov. 8, 2010, and drove to one of mine and Dad’s old deer hunting places in the sand hills of Harvey County, Kan.  I wanted to take down one of my treestands and re-hang it above some fresh scrapes on more promising ground. The s... READ MORE

Fourteen-Pointer Runs Out of Luck

Fourteen-Pointer Runs Out of Luck

By Ed Waite

Following the 2009 season, Spencer Forsythe was a perfect four-for-four in filling his tag on opening day. The first three deer were a bit easier on his nerves than this bull of the woods was. “I can’t believe you missed it,” Kyle Forsythe told his son, Spencer. “I’m sorry,” the boy replied. “I just can&rsq... READ MORE

No. 5 Topped Them All

No. 5 Topped Them All

By Richard P. Smith

Mark Hanna of Vulcan, Mich., passed up seven bulls before filling his tag with this 210-inch Manitoba bruiser, which had a 54-inch spread. The 1,600-pound animal was aged at 14 years old. Mark Hanna of Faithorn, Mich., a small community in the Upper Peninsula, bagged a huge bull moose in Manitoba in October 2010 that he was told has the highest sco... READ MORE

Smell of Success

Smell of Success

By Ed Waite

Adam Wireman’s Pike County, Ohio, buck is a mainframe 5x5 with six irregular points, enough to push it into the semi-irregular category. Had it not been for Adam Wireman’s mother, Dianne, his 2011 deer season would’ve ended very differently. Not only did she make it possible for him to scale his favorite ladder stand on Oct. 12, b... READ MORE

What a Way to Break-in a New Bow!

What a Way to Break-in a New Bow!

By Lisa L. Price

Proof that BOW FEVER is contagious! Mark Woller has his son, Eric, to thank for rekindling his interest in bowhunting. Eric’s newfound enthusiasm for archery was not only contagious, but it also led to Mark’s replacing his 20-year-old bow. “I’d been too busy with other obligations to do any bowhunting for a few years,”... READ MORE

Potts Was Right!

Potts Was Right!

By Greg Wood

I’m 51 years old, a mill electrician who has been bowhunting for 34 years. To say that I have a passion for big bucks is an understatement. On Nov. 8, 2011, in Brown County, Kan., rain (4 inches) kept us from hunting all day, also keeping deer movement to a minimum. That night, we went to bed with rain still falling. We awoke at 4:30 a.m. to ... READ MORE

A Slug With Moose’s Name On It

A Slug With Moose’s Name On It

By Rob Meade

Sixteen-year-old blind in Ohio finally produces! In 1994, Butch Follick built an elevated box blind on his 80-acre Preble County, Ohio, property. The purpose of this blind was to help introduce his son, Jake, to the wonderful world of whitetail hunting. “The Condo,” as the stand became known, was the go-to place for the father-son team ... READ MORE

Nothing Ventured

Nothing Ventured

By Ed Waite

Sometimes, gaining access is as simple as rolling down the window and asking. He’d been told the landowners never allowed hunting on their property, and that was all Dave Shanabarger of Canton, Ohio, needed to hear to deep-six his desire to hunt there. Continually taunted, however, by a buck wearing 200 or more inches of antler, he exhumed h... READ MORE

Thanks, Neighbor

Thanks, Neighbor

By Jason Gray

Growing up on a Saskatchewan farm, I never found the time to go hunting. My dad was not a hunter, for one thing, and any spare time was spent feeding cows or doing other odd jobs. When I was just about out of high school, my close neighbor, Don Klippenstein, who has always been an avid hunter, asked me to go hunting with him and another n... READ MORE

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