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The two hunters featured in this story have already punched their tags on unforgettable bucks.
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from Bryan wrote 3 years 41 weeks ago

great story. friends like that are hard to come by. its good to see them do the right thing and even better to see them rewarded for their good deeds. congrats guys you deserve it

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from michael_petrey10 wrote 3 years 41 weeks ago

Travis, that is an awesome story. It is nice to know that friends like that are still around. Not many people would have dropped a planned hunt to do what this guy did. Looks like it truly paid off in the end though. Awesome deer!

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from ttfaulkner@msn.com wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

Thanks Anthony for your comments and I am really glad you liked he article. Those were two amazing bucks. However, it was tough to cover the second story about the loss of a hunting buddy.

Travis Faulkner
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from Anthony wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

Travis, the article "A Buck for Ronnie" is truly a touching story. A lot of people would have continued on to the hunt. The fact that he went back to help his friends wife shows what kind of person he really is...great morals and true character. I am so glad that he finally got to go on the hunt and tag a deer of a lifetime. Congratulations!!!

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from ttfaulkner@msn.com wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

Papadeaner,

Utilizing a trail-cam to figure out what bucks are in a particular area is actually a smart strategy. In the past, I've used mock scrapes and attractants (in legal states) to draw bucks in front of the camera.

The KS buck was the result of a spot and stalk hunt in open terrain. This deer was not taken over apples or corn. Furthermore, this story is more about paying tribute to a hunting buddy that past away just before the hunt. With that being said, I apologize for the confusion with the trail-cam picture. I would never cover a story that involved any type of hunting strategies or techniques that were not ethical. Thanks for your comments.

Travis Faulkner
Outdoor Life
ttfaulkner@msn.com

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from papadeaner wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

Re: pic #3... I'm bemused (that's the polite word) at this amazing convergence of food sources - right there on the trail no less, wow! Glad you were able to get a trail cam in place at just the right time of the year, when apples start dropping into shelled corn.

Seriously, folks? I'm all for a good hunting experience and yet "fair chase" seems a bit wanting in this photo.

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from ttfaulkner@msn.com wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

Thanks Anthony for your comments and I am really glad you liked he article. Those were two amazing bucks. However, it was tough to cover the second story about the loss of a hunting buddy.

Travis Faulkner
Outdoor Life
ttfaulkner@msn.com

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from ttfaulkner@msn.com wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

Papadeaner,

Utilizing a trail-cam to figure out what bucks are in a particular area is actually a smart strategy. In the past, I've used mock scrapes and attractants (in legal states) to draw bucks in front of the camera.

The KS buck was the result of a spot and stalk hunt in open terrain. This deer was not taken over apples or corn. Furthermore, this story is more about paying tribute to a hunting buddy that past away just before the hunt. With that being said, I apologize for the confusion with the trail-cam picture. I would never cover a story that involved any type of hunting strategies or techniques that were not ethical. Thanks for your comments.

Travis Faulkner
Outdoor Life
ttfaulkner@msn.com

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from Bryan wrote 3 years 41 weeks ago

great story. friends like that are hard to come by. its good to see them do the right thing and even better to see them rewarded for their good deeds. congrats guys you deserve it

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from michael_petrey10 wrote 3 years 41 weeks ago

Travis, that is an awesome story. It is nice to know that friends like that are still around. Not many people would have dropped a planned hunt to do what this guy did. Looks like it truly paid off in the end though. Awesome deer!

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from papadeaner wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

Re: pic #3... I'm bemused (that's the polite word) at this amazing convergence of food sources - right there on the trail no less, wow! Glad you were able to get a trail cam in place at just the right time of the year, when apples start dropping into shelled corn.

Seriously, folks? I'm all for a good hunting experience and yet "fair chase" seems a bit wanting in this photo.

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from Anthony wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

Travis, the article "A Buck for Ronnie" is truly a touching story. A lot of people would have continued on to the hunt. The fact that he went back to help his friends wife shows what kind of person he really is...great morals and true character. I am so glad that he finally got to go on the hunt and tag a deer of a lifetime. Congratulations!!!

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