I have been hunting since I was a child. I harvested my first deer in November 1987 at the age of 21. The deer was a beautiful mainframe 10-pointer that grossed 169 4/8 inches.
That was my first year to hunt with a handgun, and I’ve hunted with a revolver ever since.
On the eve of the 2004 deer season, Jeff Severson of Rice Lake, Wis., and his nephew, Shane Thome, decided they would settle for nothing less than record book bucks. Ditto for Barb, Jeff’s wife. And they all agreed that chances were best if they could get drawn for either Iowa or Kansas.
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