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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

Dan Ferguson’s 20-pointer

Illinois hunting and fishing

County: Peoria

Date and Season: Nov. 18, 1994; Shotgun

Notable: Hunter needed five minutes to bag 229 4/8-inch buck.

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Drake Anthony’s 8-pointer

Illinois hunting and fishing

County: Tazewell

Date and Season: Nov. 21, 2008; Shotgun

Notable: Sticking with it pays off for 16-year-old hunter.

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Jim Deppe’s 18-pointer

Illinois Outdoors

County: Cass

Date and Season: November 2007; Bow

Notable: Deppe missed same buck in 2006. Deer scored 194 3/8 inches.

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Brent Dean

Home: Bayview, IL

Occupation: Work in an electrical distribution warehouse. Also a volunteer firefighter and EMT.

Most memorable outing in Illinois? When I killed my first deer with a shotgun while hunting with my dad.

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