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Here Today, Gone Tomorrow … Repeat

Here Today, Gone Tomorrow … Repeat

By Mike Handley

It’s hard to stay enthusiastic when the deer at the top of your wish list goes AWOL for a couple of weeks, especially if you rely on trail cameras to reveal where to spend opening day. Just prior to Kentucky’s mid-November rifle season, Kent Walters knew exactly where he was going to be when the 2020 season dawned. He was collecting nig...

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Eleventh-hour Ohio Giant
Eleventh-hour Ohio Giant

By Mike Handley

When Scott Rawlings’s son, Cody, showed him a photograph of a magnificent whitetail in 2019 — supposedly taken near his Chillicothe, Ohio, home — the man never dreamed he’d actually see it. The likelihood was so remo... READ MORE


Ghost Buster
Ghost Buster

By Mike Handley

After drooling over a summertime image of an enormous buck in 2019, Bruce Laudick quadrupled the number of trail cameras throughout his 5 acres in Grant County, Kentucky. He collected only a few more nighttime photos of the deer, which was ... READ MORE


Mid-September on Public Land
Mid-September on Public Land

By Mike Handley

David Ramey of Cartersville, Georgia, doesn’t mind breaking a sweat while deer hunting, as long as he’s in Kansas with a bug machine. The roughly $555 nonresident price tag — for the license and a deer tag — isn&rsqu... READ MORE


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