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“Ginormica” attracted plenty of attention over the weekend at the Field & Stream Deer & Turkey Expo in Peoria. Photos by Chris Young.

Ginormica and other ginormous bucks

March 25, 2012 at 06:04 PM

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In case you missed the 2012 Field & Stream Deer & Turkey Expo in Peoria, March 23-25, here are pictures of a few big bucks entered.

Attracting plenty of interest was “Ginormica,” the 39-point, non-typical buck from southern Illinois.

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The photos above and below show different views of Ginormica, Travis Cockburn’s buck that scored 247 2/8.

The Williamson County deer is mounted in a pose similar to the one captured by Cockburn’s well-known trail camera photo.

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Here’s the reverse angle:

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More bucks:

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This is Mark Reatherford’s 19-point typical shot in Peoria County.


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Jason Sanders world record nine-point buck (right) taken in Logan County. The buck scored 183 1/8.


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Bill Cunningham’s 27-point, non-typical Livingston County buck measuring 220 3/8.


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Randall Melldrum’s 28-point, non-typical from Henderson County scored 243 5/8.


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Kraig Sullivan Jr.‘s 12-point typical from Logan County scoring 193 5/8.


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Plenty of trophy deer were on display at the Deer & Turkey Expo in Peoria March 23-25.

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the show was a real good time ,with all the awesome mounts it reminds ya of how awesome our state really is for big bucks! sometimes its kinda rough to keep upbeat and positive in this screwed up mess !

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