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Dear Bowhunter,

As I was reading through the July 2021 issue, I came across Chuck Adams's article, "Thoughts About Trophy Hunting," and it really hit home with me. I have been hunting whitetails since 1978, when I was a kid in Nebraska, and have been lucky enough to harvest a few deer over the years. I made myself a promise back then that if I took a buck, I would show my respect by having it mounted, so I would always have that memory of the thrill of the moment. I have taken some heat over the years for some of the "little deer" I have hanging on my wall. I wouldn't change anything I've done, and I do my best to take any and all negative comments about my decisions in stride. It made me feel great to know Chuck Adams, who has killed countless record-book animals, feels the same way I do at the end of the day. Some people think I am strange having a house full of deer heads, but it still brings a smile to my face to look at each one of them and remember when ...

Mike M., Council Bluffs, Iowa

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Title Annotation:Between bowhunters: Letters From Readers
Author:M., Mike
Article Type:Letter to the editor
Date:Aug 27, 2021
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