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  • “Some men are obsessed with good guns, fine wine and beautiful women. I am consumed with one day shooting a drop-tine buck.”—Hanback, January 1, 2008, the day this blog was launched

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I am finally at that point in life where the killing of an animal has become secondary to the challenge of hunting it. But still, I long to kill a buck with a big drop tine someday.

Biography

I grew up in Virginia and started hunting and fishing with my dad when I was 6 years old.

My first bow was a Bear recurve.

I killed my first deer with a Sako rifle in .243 (100-grain bullet).

I graduated with honors in English from Carson-Newman College in Tennessee a long time ago (with A-plus minors in partying and hunting).

My first real job was an Assistant Editor for the NRA’s American Hunter magazine in downtown Washington, D.C. (commute from hell).

I have hunted (and shot) 15 species of big game from Virginia to Alaska to Mexico (deer, bears, wild sheep, etc. and even one wolf).

I have hunted for white-tail bucks in 20 states and 3 Canadian provinces.

My biggest buck, a Saskatchewan giant, scored 181.

I was deer-hunting Editor for Outdoor Life magazine for years.

I write for a bunch of different magazines and websites today.

I am co-host of Winchester Whitetail Revolution on the Versus channel.

I created Big Buck Zone and blogged there for 2 years before I started this site.

I am a Life Member of the NRA.

I still live in Virginia with my beautiful wife and 2 sons, both of whom hunt and fish some and are awesome lacrosse players.

I hunt for monster bucks in 5 or 6 states and at least one Canadian province each fall and will continue to do so, Good Lord willing.

I am finally at that point in life where the killing of an animal has become secondary to the challenge of hunting it.

But still, I long to kill a buck with a big drop tine someday :)

Interests

Hunting and my family. Period.