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Gusty

Some fools will hunt anytime, anywhere!  Wind Dancing from Tom A., 2015:
I was sitting by 2:30. Shot him about 4:30. I figured that side of the woods would be as calm as any with the WSW wind. Might have been, but it was not very calm. Was a few minutes away from seriously contemplating about getting down. Heard two large trees back to SW that crashed to the ground, I swear I could feel the ground shake. The gusts were so crazy, I was analyzing which saplings I would grab on the way down to help cushion my fall, then I saw him, “Gusty” walking down the racetrack towards my buck decoy. He bristled up and freshened two scrapes on the way. Then peeled off into the saplings to the north, weaved into the woods to the south and came right on the trail by my stand. Shot him in the exact same spot as the bionic doe. He went maybe 30-40 yards and gave it up. Gusty doesn’t score very well, but he was a big heavy buck with good mass. Just short tine length. Technically I guess he’s a 10 point with the split brows but had a broken off p4 on his right side so would have been an 11.

Tape Tales from Mike Handley, Rack Magazine, Buckmasters, Winter 2012/2013: Miss Kansas? Perish the Thought! 

For me a deer season without traveling to Kansas would be like eating grits without butter, macaroni without cheese or toast without jelly. I might leave there with no more than i carried, but maybe not.

I’ve been making that trip for nearly a decade, thanks to my friend Mike Nickels, who runs Old School guide Service out of McLouth.  I’ve burned only one tag in all that time, but it was my best buck to date.  Not shooting a gazillion others was my choice, yet some of those animals gave me wonderful stories to tell………

It you want to book a hunt, Mike can walk you through the current permitting process.
You might even see me wearing my ruby slippers.  Mike Handley

Mike Handley, Buckmasters, October 2015: Looking for Bone?  Kansas #1, for Top 10 Whitetail States with Jefferson County the #1 county in Kansas.

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