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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.

Sun, February 02 at 03:32 AM


Illinois Big Buck Stories

Chuck Vaughan’s 12-pointer

Illinois hunting and fishing

County: ???

Date and Season: Nov. 13, 2009; Bow

Notable: Friday the 13th proved lucky.

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John Markello’s 10-pointer

Illinois hunting and fishing

County: Fulton

Date and Season: 11/11/08; Bow

Notable: Text messages bring 'luck' to two hunters.

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Clyde Winkler’s 21-pointer

Illinois hunting and fishing

County: Marshall

Date and Season: Nov. 18, 2005; Shotgun

Notable: Winkler was 88 when he shot this buck.

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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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