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Keith Smith of Channahon shared this photo of his Bullwinkle, harvested in Greene County last November with a shotgun. With repairs he has a 26.75 inside spread; the main beams are also 26.75 inches long. His gross typical score is 209.8 and netted a typical 202.
Watch three gobblers get fooled by a hen and jake decoy setup during a second season Illinois hunt with John Brown of Chester. Warning, one of the big toms is taken down with a bow. Nothing new there for Brown, who has five Grand Slams and three Royal Slams.
Now that high school fishing is entering its second year in Illinois, schools and coaches have had more time to get organized. Proof of that came in the Hawk Open tournament at Lake Shelbyville. STORY & COMMENTS
West Virginia University Mountaineer mascot Jonathan Kimble hasn't had much to cheer about lately. A week after controversy erupted over him using the mascot's musket to kill a bear and posting it online, Kimble has been cited for failure to wear blaze orange on his infamous hunting trip. STORY & COMMENTS
Joel Eggers knew a big buck was out there in the timber he hunts in Randolph County. He had found sheds from the buck. He had seen the buck before on a blurry videotape. But not until Oct. 23 did the 22-year-old bowhunter from Percy, IL finally get a shot at his "once-in-a-lifetime buck." STORY & COMMENTS