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Members’ Best 2009
It’s time once again to showcase the hunting prowess of NRA members.
www.americanhunter.org. By Sarah M. Kappes, Editorial Assistant
Duane Veit
Davison, Mich.

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hether they were taking the trip-of-a-lifetime, passing on a lifelong love of hunting to their kids or just trying to fill their tag at the end of a tough season, your fellow NRA members made memories to last a lifetime while taking home some pretty awesome animals. Members took down even more bulls and bucks than usual on DIY hunts this year, making 2009 the year of the public land hunt. We hope these shots inspire you to keep scouting, shooting and sending us your best photos. Be sure to check out the other entries at

Duane had been bowhunting on a friend’s farm in Kansas for years and saw some good bucks, but none compared to the “Onion Buck.” After seeing it and not getting a shot, he dubbed it the Onion Buck because it brings tears to your eyes. He returned to the stand and arrowed it as it pursued an 8-pointer he’d rattled in. It scores a whopping 203 inches B&C with a broken tine, but Veit reminds us all that, “After all, it’s not all about the kill. It’s more about the knowledge, experience and friendships that will last a lifetime.”
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Kenny Myers
Mount Sidney, Va.

Terry Billing
St. Charles, Mo.

Jess and Guy Kinder
Caney, Kan.

Kenny took his biggest buck ever in his home state of Virginia this year with help from his son, Kendal, who picked the stand location, and a (magic?) 11-ball. They found the billiard ball months earlier while scouting and took it along hoping to work magic on an 11-point buck. Their plan worked perfectly: “I carried the pool ball in my backpack and scored,” Myers reports.

When a neighbor got a trail-cam shot of a 17-pointer, buck fever swept the area. Figuring it must already be down, Terry climbed his stand the second morning. He saw a flash of large antlers and took the shot on a running buck. His son and father came to find the buck and pack out the 1716⁄8-inch giant. “I had not seen his pictures before the season, otherwise I may have been buck feverin’ the whole time!”

Jess took Guy out of school for a day of hunting and bonding last December. Guy made a great shot that cold morning on his buck, and Jess followed that afternoon with his buck only a quarter-mile away. “I am very happy with the bucks we shot, but I think I am more happy that with our busy schedules, we just got to spend the day together,” Jess writes.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of American Hunter - April 2010

American Hunter - April 2010
Contents
Says You
Armed Citizen
Standing Guard
President’s Column
Bloomberg to Obama: Take “Federal Action”
First Light
Know-How
Gundogs
Gobblers in Paradise
New Guns and Gear Preview
Members’ 2009 Photo Album
Reflections on Turkey Madness
Hornady Superformance
Federal Premium HW 20-Ga.
Gear
Political Report
ILA Report
Member Info & Benefits
Regional Report
NRA Board Spotlight
NRA Woman’s Voice
Member’s Hunt
American Hunter - April 2010 - American Hunter - April 2010
American Hunter - April 2010 - Cover2
American Hunter - April 2010 - 1
American Hunter - April 2010 - Contents
American Hunter - April 2010 - 3
American Hunter - April 2010 - 4
American Hunter - April 2010 - 5
American Hunter - April 2010 - 6
American Hunter - April 2010 - 7
American Hunter - April 2010 - Says You
American Hunter - April 2010 - 9
American Hunter - April 2010 - Armed Citizen
American Hunter - April 2010 - 11
American Hunter - April 2010 - Standing Guard
American Hunter - April 2010 - 13
American Hunter - April 2010 - President’s Column
American Hunter - April 2010 - 15
American Hunter - April 2010 - Bloomberg to Obama: Take “Federal Action”
American Hunter - April 2010 - 17
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American Hunter - April 2010 - 20
American Hunter - April 2010 - 21
American Hunter - April 2010 - First Light
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American Hunter - April 2010 - 27
American Hunter - April 2010 - Know-How
American Hunter - April 2010 - 29
American Hunter - April 2010 - Gundogs
American Hunter - April 2010 - 31
American Hunter - April 2010 - Gobblers in Paradise
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American Hunter - April 2010 - 35
American Hunter - April 2010 - New Guns and Gear Preview
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American Hunter - April 2010 - Members’ 2009 Photo Album
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American Hunter - April 2010 - Reflections on Turkey Madness
American Hunter - April 2010 - 55
American Hunter - April 2010 - Hornady Superformance
American Hunter - April 2010 - 57
American Hunter - April 2010 - Federal Premium HW 20-Ga.
American Hunter - April 2010 - 59
American Hunter - April 2010 - Gear
American Hunter - April 2010 - 61
American Hunter - April 2010 - Political Report
American Hunter - April 2010 - 63
American Hunter - April 2010 - ILA Report
American Hunter - April 2010 - 65
American Hunter - April 2010 - Regional Report
American Hunter - April 2010 - NRA Board Spotlight
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American Hunter - April 2010 - NRA Woman’s Voice
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American Hunter - April 2010 - Member’s Hunt
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