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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

Brent Van Hoveln’s 28-pointer

Illinois hunting and fishing

County: McLean

Date and Season: Oct. 3, 2005; Bow

Notable: Hunter also had video footage of the 229 2/8-incher.

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Doug Kelch’s 9-pointer

Illinois hunting and fishing

County: Peoria

Date and Season: 11/28/10; Bow

Notable:

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Tyler Doty’s 9-pointer

Illinois hunting and fishing

County: Sangamon

Date and Season: Oct. 5, 2009; Bow

Notable: Wrong wind, too hot = big buck.

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John Nimmons

Home: Havana, IL

Occupation: Welding and metal fabrication

Most memorable outing in Illinois? I would have to say when our hunting party of my brother, two nephews, two family friends and myself harvested deer the first day of the shotgun season. It was hard to pick one. I have many memories of both sucess and failure.

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