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Bucks of 'the Badger'

The thrill of bowhunting Wisconsin whitetails in a post-war ghost town is anything but typical.

Updated: January 18, 2006, 7:27 PM ET
By James Card | Special to ESPNOutdoors.com

BARABOO, Wis. — The Badger Army Ammunition Plant has long been a legendary place for bowhunters in the know.

Imagine a small, American suburb that has a few whitetail deer sneaking through the backyards; it's a common scene throughout the United States.

Now imagine if the same suburb were abandoned — a ghost town, if you will — for a few decades. Weeds, prairie grasses, brush, thickets and saplings grow thick from neglect and deer would wander the overgrown streets of ...

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