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‘Ten-pointer’ is SO Much More!

‘Ten-pointer’ is SO Much More!

By Mike Handley

When Wil Branem spotted a second buck approaching his pinch-point stand on Nov. 7, 2020, he incorrectly deduced it was a 10-pointer. The underestimation didn’t really matter, though, because the deer was way bigger than the 4x4 he’d been hoping would step clear of a tree. That the lesser deer’s vitals were covered is the only reas...

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2020 Whitetail Shuffles Michigan Records
2020 Whitetail Shuffles Michigan Records

By Mike Handley

The state of Michigan gained a new No. 3 (irregular) whitetail among rifle harvests last season. The name beside the impressive 16-pointer is Tom Fogarty Jr. of Benton Harbor, who had neither seen nor heard about the deer until it emerged f... READ MORE


‘Dumbest Buck in America’
‘Dumbest Buck in America’

By Mike Handley

Clay Kiteley could do no wrong on Nov. 3, 2020, though he might now think twice before carrying a naked crossbow to and from his deer stands. It’s one thing, a good thing, to climb and descend ladders with an uncocked and unloaded bow... READ MORE


‘Twin Towers’ Ties Oklahoma Record
‘Twin Towers’ Ties Oklahoma Record

By Mike Handley

Blind rattling isn’t particularly effective once the whitetail rut is underway, but tickling the ivories can sometimes tear a lovelorn buck’s gaze away from its heart’s desire. Better yet, the distraction can make it shift... READ MORE


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