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Chuck Hamstra’s 18-pointer

November 04, 2008

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Scorable Points: 18

Kill Date: Nov. 4, 2008

County: Whiteside

Season: Bow

Who says you need to be scent-free to shoot a big buck. Chuck Hamstra shot this big Whiteside County 18-pointer on Nov. 4, 2008 at his farm near Albany while wearing blue jeans, a flannel shirt and a sweaty seed hat. And he had been wearing those same clothes and hat all day while combining corn.

Hamstra also has a shed from the buck and had spotted it in January while chasing coyotes. Word is Hamstra’s son, Dave, even missed a shot at the buck last gun season.

No such problem for the elder Hamstra, who got into his stand about 30 minutes before sunset and promptly scared several does on his way in. Even so, less than 10 minutes later the double-drop-tined monster walked past and stopped broad side 10 yards away. Hamstra made the most of his shot.

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