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Derek Van Meenen’s 10 point

November 07, 2010

Illinois hunting and fishing

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Scorable Points: 10

Kill Date: Nov. 5, 2010

County: Champaign

Season: Bow

I shot this deer on an afternoon hunt on 11/5/10. At about 5:00 I saw a lone doe come out about 60 yards in front of me and see took off running and a giant 8 pointer with a kicker came out behind her.  He chased her around evergreens and lost sight of them.  Then a half racked 6 pointer joined the chase.  Over the next 45 minutes I only had a button buck come by right down the main trail. Then at 5:40 deer started piling in on me. I had 4 mature does and 3 yearlings all at 20 yards just slowly making there way to the cut cornfield to feed.  The half racked 6 showed up and all I could think about was that giant 8 was going to be close behind. 

However, as all these deer made there way into the field and by my stand, no big buck with them.  Then about 3 minutes later a big doe that I’ve seen often comes down the trail alone.  I grab my bow off the hanger and the 10 pointer comes out behind her.  I grunt to stop him at 30 yards and smoked him. He ran about 75 yards and dropped in the cornfield.  At first I thought I shoot the big 8 pointer from earlier, but when I got to this deer it was a buck I had not seen before. I was pumped to have shot this nice buck and pumped to get back in the woods with another tag to go after the real giant during the rut.  Hopefully another story to come…

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