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But When the School Bell Rings

But When the School Bell Rings

By Mike Handley

Danny Scott struck a deal with his grandson, Ben Turner, when they retrieved trail camera photographs of an enormous buck with an unusual buck. First, they agreed not to pressure it until Kentucky's 2013 rifle season opened. Second: Whenever Ben was home from college on the weekends, he'd have dibs. While he was away, Danny would go after it. Danny...

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Think Proximity
Think Proximity

By Mike Handley

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By Mike Handley

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The Buck That Wasn’t
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By Mike Handley

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