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Bill Barrett’s 10-pointer

November 07, 2009

Illinois hunting and fishing

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Scorable Points: 10

Kill Date: Nov. 7, 2009

County: Schuyler

Season: Bow

My nephew Bob and I were hunting the south end of our family farm on the warm afternoon of Nove. 7. He was about 500 yards east of me down near the bedding area and I was in an area where I saw two bucks earlier in the day. 

At about 3:30 p.m. I heard my nephew using his grunt tube like a mad man. I said to myself it is way too early to be doing all that calling, but then I thought to myself “Hey, he knows what he is doing, so there must be a buck down there”. 

I looked over my left shoulder in time to see a doe come off a hill and dart into a ravine. Two minutes later I saw a buck heading the same direction and he disappeared into the ravine. A couple of minutes later he popped out and was heading somewhat in my direction. 

At 40 yards he stopped to work a tree so I drew back my bow and waited for a shot, which didn’t happen for a couple of more minutes. He finally worked his way north toward me after working the ground a bit and when he came within 30 yards and I took the shot. He went 40 yards and expired within sight. 

Turns out my nephew had shot a coyote and it ran into the bedding area and kicked up the two deer, so basically he is responsible for this harvest.

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