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Illinois hunting and fishing

Kiernan arrows Illinois record NT buck

February 09, 2010 at 07:30 AM

Illinois’ top non-typicals

1. 304 3/8 Jerry Bryant, 2001, Fulton Co., crossbow

2. 295 3/8 Scott Dexter, 2004, McDonough Co., muzzleloader

3. 268 1/8 Chris Kiernan, 2009, Kendall Co., bow

4. 267 3/8 Richard Pauli, 1983, Peoria Co., shotgun

5. 267 1/8 David Jones, 2003, Mason Co., bow

6. 258 6/8 Ernie Hires, 1994, Edgar Co., shotgun

 

Illinois has an unofficial new record buck.

Prairie State Outdoors.com has confirmed that the impressive 37-point Kendall County buck shot by Chris Kiernan of Morris (pictured above) on Nov. 1 netted 268 1/8 inches. That is 1 inch larger than Dave Jones’ current Illinois record non-typical bowkill of 267 1/8 inches for a 36-point Mason County buck shot on Nov. 5 of 2003.

On Jan. 3 the buck was measured by Jeff Pals of Crete, an official Pope and Young measurer, after the mandatory 60-day drying period had ended.

Kiernan’s record won’t be official, however, until after the buck is measured by a panel of measurers. And that could take awhile. The Pope and Young Club will have its next panel scoring session in 2011 in Rochester, Minn. The Boone and Crockett Club will panel score this summer, but the deadline for entries was Dec. 31. The next B&C panel is 2013. So the earliest Kiernan’s deer could be scored by a panel would be 2011 and by Pope and Young. 

The story of Kiernan’s hunt will be featured in the July issue of North American Whitetail magazine.

Dale Bowman of the Chicago Sun-Times also has an account of Kiernan’s hunt. Click here to read that story.

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While not yet official, there’s no question Kiernan’s buck is a monster. Many have commented that this deer has everything you could want in a non-typical. Mass. A wide spread. Symmetry (in a relative sense). And some cool non-typical points.

Kiernan shot his buck on Nov. 1, hunting not far from his hometown of Morris. Illinois hunting and fishingThe buck had 20 scorable points on the right side and 17 scorable points on the left.

He had seen the buck one year earlier and was at full draw with the buck at 40 yards, but opted not to shoot. He saw the buck while hunting again last Oct. 15 and then backed out, waiting until the rut to return to the woodlot where he eventually shot the bruiser.

Kiernan will be bringing the record buck to the Illinois Deer & Turkey Classic (Feb. 26-28) in Bloomington. Taxidermy was done by Chad Johnson of Johnson’s Brookview Taxidermy in Abingdon. Johnson said the buck will be placed on a temporary pedestal. Kiernan will attend the show as part of the Elite Archery booth.

Jones (pictured below) also brought his 36-point buck to the Classic back in 2003.

And there are similarities between the two stories.

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one hell’eva buck…

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 02/05 at 06:32 AM

No doubt, that things a MONSTER

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 02/05 at 07:52 AM

I don’t know if it scores more, but it does look better. Nice and wide and almost symmetrical.

Posted by illin on 02/05 at 08:13 AM

Both impressive.  Just to see one running around would be a thrill.  Hard to believe bucks can grow head gear this massive and wide.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 02/05 at 08:49 AM

NOW..Them are some REAL Hawgs!

Posted by HawgNSonsTV on 02/05 at 09:57 AM

Awesome buck and a great guy. Congrats Chris!!!
This wasnt luck. Chris has a wall full of monster bucks

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 02/05 at 11:31 AM

The soul patch makes that buck even more impressive!

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 02/05 at 02:27 PM

that deer was shot about 3 miles from my house, its right on the border of the 2 counties it will be hard to establish what county it was harvested in, it easily coulda been shot in one and died in the other

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 02/05 at 02:57 PM

this buck nets 268 1/8, it will have to be panel scored before it will be “officially” official, it was shot in Kendall, will be featured in July issue of North American Whitetail. Thanks for all the compliments and comments!

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 02/05 at 04:38 PM

What a nice Buck. Why can’t I see a buck like that. I live in Northern Illinois. There’s no Deer here on the Winnebago, Stephenson county line like that.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 02/05 at 05:25 PM

Very nice deer. Will it be at the classic?

After Les Davenport’s inside information on NAW, I’m kind of sorry to hear the story will be in it.

Posted by archernut_ibs on 02/05 at 05:27 PM

CONGRATS on a Awesome whitetail Chris! Truly Magnificant animal!

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 02/05 at 05:41 PM

Congratulations!  That is an amazing animal.  Well done.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 02/06 at 08:54 AM

What a killer buck!!! Great job Chris!

Posted by Marc Anthony on 02/06 at 09:19 AM

in my math class i was taught that 268 was bigger than 267 so i think it should be third instead of fourth!

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 02/06 at 10:01 AM

Wow, what a great buck! I’m glad that his perseverence paid off. If one like that ever came by me while I was bowhunting I’d probably fall out of my tree.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 02/08 at 11:36 AM

Just out of curiosity.  Do hunters get paid cash to be in NAW, or just products?  Mabey neither, just wondering.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 02/08 at 10:24 PM

If they get an exclusive-yes-

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 02/09 at 05:05 PM

Thats an incrediable buck! Congrats to the hunter.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 02/16 at 02:09 PM

That buck is one of the most beautiful bucks I have ever seen.  It makes me happy to know that it was taken by a hunter who truely appreciates and deserves such an animal.  Congrats to you Chris.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 02/16 at 11:10 PM

Congrats Chris, That is really a nice buck! The width on him is unreal, then you look at him from a side view which is another story.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 02/20 at 07:27 PM

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