Illinois Outdoors at PrairiestateOutdoors.com
RulesIllinois Outdoors at PrairiestateOutdoors.com

Big Buck Stories

Submit your hunting stories here.

NOTE: To be eligible you must log in as a user and use the following form.



Auto-login on future visits

Show my name in the online users list

Forgot your password?

Register as a new member

Thank you for participating!


Big Buck Stories Categories

1960s :: 1980s :: 1991-92 :: 1992-93 :: 1993-94 :: 1994-95 :: 1995-96 :: 1997-98 :: 1998-99 :: 1999-2000 :: 2000-01 :: 2001-02 :: 2003-04 :: 2004-05 :: 2005-06 :: 2006-07 :: 2007-08 :: 2008-09 :: 2009-10 :: 2010-11 :: 2011-12 :: 2012-13 ::
Print

Mike Howie’s 8-pointer

November 08, 2008

Illinois hunting and fishing

Trophy Tidbits

Scorable Points: 8

Kill Date: Nov. 7, 2008

County: Vermilion

Season: Bow

EDITOR’S NOTE: Here in the words of bowhunter Mike Howie of Potomac is his hunt for a big 8-point buck.


This buck was the fourth I saw that morning. After a few grunts he appeared as though he was not going to be coming my way. He would stop and look when I grunted but was not coming to investigate.

I at least wanted to try and get a picture of him, if nothing else, so out came the camera and I managed to snap a photo of him. I quickly put the camera up and the grunt call back to my mouth.

Illinois hunting and fishing

He worked a couple of scrapes then turned and started walking straight away from me. Two more grunts and he turned 180 and started my way. At 40 yards he stopped and was looking for the buck he had heard grunting. Not seeing him, he once again turned and started away from me. One more grunt and he came in to 27 yards for the shot.

It’s a hunt I will never forget. Having a picture of him minutes before harvesting him and grunting him to me is just icing on the cake. He grossed 154 3/8 inches and field dressed 225 pounds.

Your CommentsComments :: Guidelines :: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Comment Area Pool Rules

  1. Read our Terms of Service.
  2. You must be a member. :: Register here :: Log In
  3. Keep it clean.
  4. Stay on topic.
  5. Be civil, honest and accurate.
  6. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Log In

Register as a new member

Next entry: Jim Eveland’s 14-pointer

Previous entry: Dan Moore’s 9-pointer

Log Out

Big Buck Contest

Submit your storyLone Wolf logo about a memorable deer hunt from 2010-11 or from the past to enter the Lone Wolf Stands Big Buck Stories promotion. Starting Sept. 20 we will be giving away nearly $3,500 in tree stands and gear to readers who submit stories and pictures.


RSS & Atom Feeds


Outdoors Archives

September 2018
S M T W T F S
            1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30            
Copyright © 2007-2014 GateHouse Media, Inc.
Some Rights Reserved
Original content available for non-commercial use
under a Creative Commons license, except where noted.
Creative Commons