Bowhunter David Dauphin shot this video of a 10-point buck on Nov. 9, 2008 near Savanna. “I had just grunted at a buck I had seen and seconds later this 10-pointer came running and stopped 8 feet from the base of my stand,” Dauphin said. “I let him go hoping that next year he would be that big guy I am looking for,” Dauphin said. The buck was seen by two other hunters the next morning and evening.
Elite rookie Billy McCaghren has a three-day total of 36 pounds, 5 ounces, at the Genuity River Rumble on the Mississippi River and holds a near 3-pound advantage heading into Sunday's final day of fishing. STORY & COMMENTS
Two spotted turtles, listed as endangered in Illinois because of a diminishing habitat, were swiped by juveniles from an open aquarium at the Peoria Zoo earlier this week, and were further endangered by being unceremoniously dumped in a friend's backyard. The aquatic turtles spent the night on unfamiliar dry land, but survived. STORY & COMMENTS