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How to Christen a Crossbow | By Mike Handley

John Higdon is a quick study. An hour and a half after sighting-in a new crossbow last fall, he was pointing it at a living target and slipping his finger into the trigger guard. Moments later, he revoked the pass he’d given the buck a year earlier. During Kentucky’s late muzzleloader season ... READ MORE

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Johnny King Buck
Johnny King Buck

By Mike Handley

The two men approached the downed buck cautiously, from different sides. Johnny King’s bullets had dropped the enormous whitetail, but Brad Heisz, who’d answered his cousin’s desperate call for help, had obligingly administered the ... READ MORE


Richard Gates Buck
Richard Gates Buck

By Peter Schoonmaker (2008)

The existence of a trophy whitetail is no accident. They possess superior genes. They are surrounded by bountiful nutrition. And their realm possesses several varieties of protective cover. Limited access or private agricultural lands will allow a bu... READ MORE


Johnny Thacker Buck
Johnny Thacker Buck

By Ed Waite

When Johnny Thacker called his wife on Nov. 18, 2006, the tremor in his voice prompted her to ask, “What’s wrong?” “I’ve just killed a huge 14-pointer,” he blurted. “Are you sure?” she pressed. “W... READ MORE


Blake Voltz Buck
Blake Voltz Buck

By Mike Handley

The only sound worse than the steel-on-brass click of a firing pin punching a dud primer is the raucous laughter of the deer gods, one of whom is surely named Murphy. Just ask Blake Voltz. That’s precisely what happened to the deer hunter fro... READ MORE


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