If Not for the Bark’s Bite
By Caley Ediger
Least desirable stand yields most desirable buck! I raced out of school, where I teach physical education, on Nov. 8, 2010, and drove to one of mine and Dad’s old deer hunting places in the sand hills of Harvey County, Kan. I wanted to take down one of my treestands and re-hang it above some fresh scrapes on more promising ground. The s... READ MORE
Fourteen-Pointer Runs Out of Luck
By Ed Waite
Following the 2009 season, Spencer Forsythe was a perfect four-for-four in filling his tag on opening day. The first three deer were a bit easier on his nerves than this bull of the woods was. “I can’t believe you missed it,” Kyle Forsythe told his son, Spencer. “I’m sorry,” the boy replied. “I just can&rsq... READ MORE
No. 5 Topped Them All
By Richard P. Smith
Mark Hanna of Vulcan, Mich., passed up seven bulls before filling his tag with this 210-inch Manitoba bruiser, which had a 54-inch spread. The 1,600-pound animal was aged at 14 years old. Mark Hanna of Faithorn, Mich., a small community in the Upper Peninsula, bagged a huge bull moose in Manitoba in October 2010 that he was told has the highest sco... READ MORE
Smell of Success
By Ed Waite
Adam Wireman’s Pike County, Ohio, buck is a mainframe 5x5 with six irregular points, enough to push it into the semi-irregular category. Had it not been for Adam Wireman’s mother, Dianne, his 2011 deer season would’ve ended very differently. Not only did she make it possible for him to scale his favorite ladder stand on Oct. 12, b... READ MORE
What a Way to Break-in a New Bow!
By Lisa L. Price
Proof that BOW FEVER is contagious! Mark Woller has his son, Eric, to thank for rekindling his interest in bowhunting. Eric’s newfound enthusiasm for archery was not only contagious, but it also led to Mark’s replacing his 20-year-old bow. “I’d been too busy with other obligations to do any bowhunting for a few years,”... READ MORE
Potts Was Right!
By Greg Wood
I’m 51 years old, a mill electrician who has been bowhunting for 34 years. To say that I have a passion for big bucks is an understatement. On Nov. 8, 2011, in Brown County, Kan., rain (4 inches) kept us from hunting all day, also keeping deer movement to a minimum. That night, we went to bed with rain still falling. We awoke at 4:30 a.m. to ... READ MORE
A Slug With Moose’s Name On It
By Rob Meade
Sixteen-year-old blind in Ohio finally produces! In 1994, Butch Follick built an elevated box blind on his 80-acre Preble County, Ohio, property. The purpose of this blind was to help introduce his son, Jake, to the wonderful world of whitetail hunting. “The Condo,” as the stand became known, was the go-to place for the father-son team ... READ MORE
By Ed Waite
Sometimes, gaining access is as simple as rolling down the window and asking.
He’d been told the landowners never allowed hunting on their property, and that was all Dave Shanabarger of Canton, Ohio, needed to hear to deep-six his desire to hunt there. Continually taunted, however, by a buck wearing 200 or more inches of antler, he exhumed h... READ MORE