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Mike Wright’s 10-point

December 11, 2010

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Scorable Points: 10

Kill Date: Nov. 19, 2010

County: Rock Island

Season: Shotgun

My name is Mike Wright. I live in ERIE, IL.  I shot this 10 point buck at 7:06 am on opening day (Nov 19, 2010) in Rock Island County.

The cool thing about this was, I was hunting with my best friend (Ron Turner) and I had my 11-year-old son sitting on the ground next to me when I shot the buck. 

A doe came in immediately as the sun was coming up, and I spooked it away when I took my fanny pack off.  The doe started making it’s warning sound, and I was worried it would scare any other deer out of the area.  Then at about 7:06 am, my son (Hunter) whispered “Buck” to me, and I had one walking through the timber.  The buck had it’s head down and was tracking that doe from 15 minutes earlier. 

As the deer was walking at a good pace, I grunted at it.  The buck stopped and looked right at me, and I shot it with my 12 gauge (bolt-action) slug right through it’s heart.  My son then said “Oh, my gosh, I can’t believe you just shot a buck.”  The he said, “My heart is beating so fast right now.”  I thought that was so cool, that I shot this buck 20 minutes into my son (Hunter’s) first deer hunt.

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