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Curtis Postin’s 16-pointer

November 21, 2008

Illinois hunting and fishing

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Scorable Points: 16

Kill Date: Nov. 21, 2008

County: Fulton

Season: Shotgun

Cell phones sure help pass time in the tree stand, but they nearly cost Curtis Postin a wall-hanger.

Postin was busy sending a text message to his girlfriend Tara Belcher on opening day when a buck suddenly appeared in range. Postin barely had time to put his phone away, pick up his gun and shoot.

“He put his phone back in his pocket and made the shot,” Belcher said.“He said it was so quick he didn’t even have time to get a good look at the rack. He just wanted to shoot a deer so he could take his 13-year-old brother the following day.”

Only after shooting did he get a chance to look at the rack. What he saw made him smile. The big Fulton County buck had a thick, 16-point rack with a palmated brow tine and a kicker point on the left side.

Interestingly enough, the buck appeared to be a newcomer who had not been spotted in the area since bow season started on Oct. 1.

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