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Matt Cheever’s 10-pointer

November 13, 2009

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Scorable Points: 10

Kill Date: Nov. 13, 2009

County: McLean

Season: Bow

Bowhunter Matt Cheever of Lexington watched this buck grow all summer on trail cams as the deer ate clover he had planted in food plots.

Cheever nicknamed the buck “Lefty” because of his 6x4 rack. “He showed up weekly until September and we hadn’t seen him since,” Cheever said.

That changed on Nov. 13.

“He showed back up and came into a buck and doe decoy,” Cheever said. “It was his last trip into our food plot! He had broken off his sticker on the left but added a considerable amount of muscle mass for the rut!”

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Cheever had hunted for the buck on Nov. 5, 6, 7 and 13 with a bedded doe decoy, a standing buck decoy, doe estrous, buck urine, a scent line and rattling horns.

“I pulled out all the stops and went for broke,” he told Mike Hanback. “I rattled in three mature bucks on the 5th, one on the 6th, saw nothing on the 7th, rattled in two shooters on the 13th, saw nothing on the 14th. So it goes to show, be in your best stand during the rut and they will come in, just not every day!”

The buck green scored 143 2/8 inches and netted 134 4/8.

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