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Chris Nieweglowski’s lively buck

January 20, 2012

Illinois hunting and fishing Chris Nieweglowski harvested this 5-point buck on Dec. 5 just outside Smithton.

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Scorable Points: 5

Kill Date: Dec.4, 2011

County: St. Clair

Season: Shotgun

Not really a big buck story, but he’s my biggest, and probably the best story I will ever have.

It was Dec 4, raining and cold. I wasn’t really expecting to see anything that morning. But I went anyway.

I was watching some does out around 400 yards for about an hour. Just hoping they would come my way or give me a chance to sneak up to them. Then I seen a deer whose coat was still brown as the summer coat. I grabbed my binoculars and looked; it was a buck, couldn’t really see the rack, but I knew I was going to get him because I had missed him during the first season because of scope malfunction.

I grabbed my grunt call and grunted. He looked at me like I just slapped his mother in the face. He started charging right for me, I grunted a few more times to make sure he didn’t lose interest. About 140 yards, I shot, I hit him but I didn’t think I did because he stopped again at 160 and looked like he wondered what had happened. So I shot again, another hit in the chest. He ran about 40 yards and laid down in a field.

After a few seconds he realized what had happened and freaked out, and took off running again for about 30 yards and finally dropped. It was amazing, I don’t think that will ever happen again. He is only a 5 point buck, maybe 2 1/2, but he has an amazing story and will be mounted like the trophy he is.


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