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Well Redrider I said I would write a story or two on the whitetails I have taken over the years in Southern Illinois, so I guess I can start with the one from last year.

I was hunting in Alexander county Illinois. The buck was aged at around 7 years old and scores 140" as a 7 point. I was fortunate enough to take him at 35 yard on the ground!!!

I had shot a coyote and had to climb down out of my stand to retrieve my arrow because he was lying on the trail that I was hunting ( I didn't want the coyote to mess anything up) It was 11:30 and when I bent over to mess with the coyote I caught movement out of the corner of my eye, all I say was mass.

Moving as slow as possible I turned and knocked an arrow all in one motion, and keeping a big tree between me and the bucks head so he couldn't see me. When the the buck stepped out from behind the tree I had already ranged a stick at 36 yards. My arrow was knocked and my release was clipped, but the buck was staring right at me. All I had was a small tree and my bow to hide me. What seemed like forever the buck finally decided to turn and walk away and as soon as he did I drew and settled, it was all history after that. He ran 100 yards and fell.

Thanks, and I will send more about the other bucks later.

Shane Yearian

520-904-5909

Midwest Whitetail Land Company

http://www.buyillinoisland.com

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HOLY MOLY That old boy had some mass! You never know when those beast are going to show up. Good Job Thumbs up

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That is a very nice, massive buck. Congrats.

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Very Nice bucks ! You guys are showing some world class deer there without a doubt. That double drop and that ridiculously heavy Wisconsin buck. Whew Kudos as well to the NC hunter I know how tough it is to consistantly bag nice bucks in the Carolinas. Good job on those public land bucks!

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Here's last years buck in Georgia. December 9th the rut was in full swing.
I'll be spending most all of this bow season in Missouri this year, but I am going to try to make a few hunts down here on some of our club land in N/W Georgia.

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satchmo Welcome to BGH Big smile Glad to have another storyteller around! Nice buck you have there. Have you hunted MO before? You can get in to some nice deer over there Thumbs up

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i'll be guiding bowhunters in Missouri

I have over 7000 acres that i'll be guiding on this year. Been going for five years now,pretty easy to put someone on a good buck where we're hunting. As long as my hunters are not sleeping they'll see lots of deer.

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Sybuck,
Wow! That is a beautiful buck! I hunt Pulaski county (east of Alexander Co), and have taken some nice ones, and have seen some tremendous bucks in the field as well as at the taxidermist.

Those cypress and tupelo trees in the background look like Horseshoe Lake. Was wondering if you got him on public land.

Good hunting!

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redrider wrote:
I'd be real happy with that deer, especially with the regulations you have to deal with. Sometimes makes you wonder what these game departments are thinking
or maybe smokin' Think
That buck looks like he's got a bit of mass for it's size, was he an older deer?
Good job lol

Sorry to just now answer you, redrider. Somehow, I missed your post. To answer your question, yes, it was an older deer. With the new check-in system, I didn't get to have him aged by a conservation agent, but he didn't have much in the way of teeth left. I particularly like the double throat patch. Looking forward to getting him back from the taxidermist.

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That first buck is awesome...I've always wanted to run across one with drop tines Thumbs up

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