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To MAAAAH or Not to MAAAAH?

To MAAAAH or Not to MAAAAH?

By T. J. Pugh

Missouri bowhunter has only seconds to contemplate which card to play. It might’ve been dark when I headed out with my bow on Oct. 30, the first day of the 2010 youth firearms season, but I still felt like a giant pumpkin. As required during any of Missouri’s firearms seasons, I was wearing an orange vest en route to my stand near the s... READ MORE

Night of the Living Dead

Night of the Living Dead

By Ed Waite

Chris Miraglia’s Stark County 18-pointer is No. 7 among Ohio’s bow-taken Semi-irregulars. Chris Miraglia looked like one of George Romero’s zombies when he staggered into his suburban Ohio home on Oct. 24, 2011. Had it not been for the goofy grin underneath his bloody and creviced brow, his wife might’ve screamed. She almost... READ MORE

Making the Grade

Making the Grade

By Chad Zimmerman

Kansas kid excels at reading, ‘riting, ‘rithmetic and rifles! Had my son Alex’s report card been less than exemplary back in December 2009, he would’ve gotten much more sleep on opening morning of the Kansas rifle season. He might’ve faced a home-cooked breakfast. And I might’ve come home from the woods with a gi... READ MORE

Bull Fight at Toobally

Bull Fight at Toobally

By David O’Farrell

Unwilling matadors thankful they weren’t first in the ring. The first morning of Steve Rider’s seven-day moose hunt, we spotted a bull bedded in swamp grass at the north end of the lake. We could see only antler tips rising above the grass, but enough so that we began slowly paddling closer. When our hopes for a better look were dashed ... READ MORE

Deery Detour

Deery Detour

By Mike Handley

A funny thing happened on the way to the doctor... Justin Hogan was wearing a fresh set of duds when he strolled into the doctor’s office two minutes late on Sept. 24, 2010, but they weren’t the clothes he’d donned when he left the house the first time. Rather than show up looking like a man who’d spent the night on the floo... READ MORE

When the Going Gets Tough...

When the Going Gets Tough...

By Jesse Maruschak

Search for uncrowded parking lot puts author across hollow from taxidermy bill. My 2010 season began as a comedy of errors, though I wasn’t laughing. At first light on opening day of Missouri’s archery season, I drilled the biggest buck I’d ever seen. But after 12 hours of trailing in the rain, I reluctantly gave up the search, wh... READ MORE

Hand-Me-Down Bow, Calm-Me-Down Buck

Hand-Me-Down Bow, Calm-Me-Down Buck

By Duncan Dobie

Second-year bowhunter learns what all the fuss is about! Anthony Partington of DeGraff, Ohio, started hunting for squirrels and groundhogs with his grandfather when he was 12 or 13. It wasn’t long before he graduated to hunting big Ohio whitetails with a shotgun and, occasionally, a crossbow. As he grew older and married, family obligations a... READ MORE

Never Doubt Your Gut

Never Doubt Your Gut

By Lisa L. Price

Instinct can be a deer hunter’s greatest asset! Kent Toney’s preseason hunch didn’t make sense to any of his hunting buddies, but they’ll now think twice before dismissing his instincts. Louisiana’s rifle season usually opens on the last Saturday in October. It ends in the middle of January, and that’s when the s... READ MORE

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