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Joseph Batusich, 11, harvested his first buck in Will county using a Mathews Craze Bow. He spent the rest of the night showing grandparents and other hunters his trophy. Photo submitted by John Batusich.

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Illinois Big Buck Stories

Steve Petrilli’s 12-pointer

Illinois hunting and fishing

County: McLean

Date and Season: Nov. 5, 2009; Bow

Notable: Hunter thanks friends for helping track buck.

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Andrew French’s 24-pointer

Illinois hunting and fishing

County: Alexander

Date and Season: Nov. 29, 2000; Bow

Notable: Friend helped push 250 4/8-inch buck into range.

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Jeff Gillespie’s 12-pointer

Illinois hunting and fishing

County: Morgan

Date and Season: Nov. 26, 2009; Bow

Notable: Hunters says buck is a 194 7/8 gross typical.

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Jared Shay

Home: Green Valley, IL

Occupation: Full-time college student

Most memorable outing in Illinois? In 2005 I was fortunate enough to rattle in, and harvest my largest buck to date. He green scored 171 inches at the 2006 Deer and Turkey Classic.

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