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Great Deer Hunters. Great Stories. Fueled by Rackology.org

Oct 3, 2015

On October 29th, 1965 Mel Johnson was hunting over a soy bean field not 20 minutes outside Peoria, Illinois. He shot with a bow and arrow the buck that has held the record for almost 50 years. Will that record ever be broken? We're not sure, but we tracked down Mel to get the real story and learn exactly what a world class whitetail archery hunter has to say about deer hunting after 81 years. Notepad required.

HERE'S WHAT WE DISCUSS:

  • Where do you Live Dusty?
  • Peoria, Illinois March 1934
  • There Weren't No Deer and a First Deer Season in 1959
  • The US Army in June 1960
  • Chasing Deer in Missouri with Renting Recurve Bows from the US ARMY
  • Fumbling and A Book of Mistakes
  • Brown It's Down
  • Hunting Wisconsin, Even Though it Wasn't Great
  • Friends with Great Bow Hunters that the World Never Knew
  • A Standoff with the Mrs
  • There Isn't a Pope and Young Buck Behind Every Tree
  • Location, Location, Location
  • Don't Take an Old Hunting Buddy for Granted
  • A Pro Ball Player, A Nice Enough Guy But...
  • I Would Rather Hunt Alone & 81 Years and the End of the Tunnel
  • Mel's Kentucky Hillbilly Huntin' Buddy
  • A Call to the Cardiologist
  • The Ben Pearson Bow, L or R & Reading the Deer Language
  • Learning a Lot from Shooting a Big Ole Doe
  • Shooting a Perfect Arrow and Still Missing the Shot
  • Deer Season, Rewind, Start Again
  • Luck and Composure
  • The Cocky Sports Writer
  • #1 Tip- DON'T QUIT

 

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CREDITS:

This Show was Written, Edited, and Produced by Jason “Jay” Scott Ammann

Deer News Written and Recorded by Jim Keller

Chubby Tines Tip of the Week Written by Dusty Phillips