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Phillip Shoaff’s 13-pointer

November 21, 2009

Illinois hunting and fishing

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Scorable Points: 13

Kill Date: Nov. 21, 2009

County: Shelby

Season: Shotgun

EDITOR’S NOTE: Here in the words of Shelbyville firearm hunter Phillip Shoaf is the story of his hunt for a 13-point Shelby County buck.

I went out Friday morning and sat for three hours without seeing anything. I came back into camp, ate breakfast, then went across the road to my cousin’s stand who was not hunting this year because he didn’t get a tag.

After sitting there for two hours I realized I didn’t like the location of the stand and spent the next two hours moving a 12-foot buddy stand by myself. By the time I got done I was exhausted and sweating so decided to call it a day and come back in the morning.

The next morning about 10 minutes before I was going to get out of my stand this 13-pointer comes walking up on my right about 45 yards away. I bleated at him and he stopped in my shooting lane broadside and looked right at me.

I put one shot behind his shoulder and it was over.

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