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Would You Relocate Just to Hunt Big Deer?

Moving to another state just to chase public-land bucks might seem a bit extreme. But in Jake Bush's case, so were the results.

Would You Relocate Just to Hunt Big Deer?
Jake reflects on the long road that led to triumph in Vinton County, Ohio. He hiked an estimated 300 miles to find the buck he shot on public land last bow season. (Photo courtesy of Jake Bush)

Killing a 186-inch wild whitetail is hard enough. Doing it on public land is even more difficult. But Jake Bush did both in 2019.

His journey as a deer hunter began long before that, though — and some distance away.

“Growing up in southwestern New York, deer hunting has always been a large part of my family,” Jake says. “I first laid my hands on a buck at two years old and started shooting archery at four....

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