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Marty Bedeker’s 7 pointer

October 17, 2010

Illinois hunting and fishing

Trophy Tidbits

Scorable Points: 7

Kill Date: 10-16-10

County: LaSalle

Season: Bow

Some hunts you just get that feeling. This hunt was one of them.  I knew what property to go to and what stand to sit in with no second guessing.  The hunt was pretty slow for a while, then about 5:15pm I spotted a small 6-point deer about 45 yards in front of me walking through a creek.  He was walking back and forth in front of me and it was pretty entertaining to watch.  I kept telling myself not to lose my focus watching this small deer in front of me and miss other deer coming in from a different directon.  Then about 6 p.m. I could here leaves crunching coming down a trail that comes out 20 yards behind my stand. That trail only has about a 4 foot shooting lane as soon as the brush behind me clears, so I knew this was going to be quick if it happened at all.  I could see a nose stick out right on the edge of the brush.  That’s when I grabbed my Elite bow came to full draw. He stepped into that shooting lane. That’s when I stopped him and let my carbon force arrow tipped with a rage broadhead fly.  As I watched the arrow disappear behind his shoulder I knew I had him.  He took off through the brush, crashing into all sorts of stuff, then out into a harvested bean field and then back into the woods.  It wasn’t too long after he went back into the woods everything went silent.  I called three of my friends and after a very short, easy blood trail I had my hands on this decent 7 pointer.  He is not the biggest deer in the woods but he is still a trophy to me.

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