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Climb for the prize

If you were to survey any given piece of hunting property, there are areas that cry out to be hunted. A majority of times, these areas are soon saddled with a permanent hunting stand, be it a ladder, box or other permanent fixture. A hunter may even take one or more deer from that stand the next season, or it may be one of those rare stands that produces every season. But the reason that site was chosen is because it looked good to the hunter, not because it was conducive to the deer. 

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Cover: November 2018

Barrett Van Cleave arrowed this huge buck on Oct. 1, opening day of archery season in the area around Woodville where he was hunting. The season was barely 30 minutes old when he scored on this 157 3/8-inch buck.

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A time to kill

Hayes Nance was scanning the area around his stand, looking for a deer or any sign of movement, when, without warning, the woods came alive, and a couple of yearlings burst out, followed close behind by their mothers. 

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