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Illinois teen’s hunting season: 2 shots, 3 deer

December 02, 2010 at 05:08 PM

BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Oh, deer, Camron Vielweber won’t likely forget the efficiency of his first hunting season.

The Belleville News-Democrat reports the 14-year-old Belleville freshman bagged three deer with just two shots.

Vielweber says his luck started in October, when during a youth hunt in Pike County, he shot and killed an 8-point buck, a respectable size.

Then on Nov. 20, he was hunting with his dad when he spied four does from a tree stand Vielweber shot one with his 12-gauge shotgun, and the pellets passed through and killed that animal before fatally wounding a doe right behind it.

Chris Parciak of Curt Smith’s Outdoors in Belleville says downing two deer with one shot happens occasionally. He says his brother has done it twice.

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Wow…    Who is writing this stuff now that Lampe is gone?  I have been logging on daily for years but I am beginning to wonder why.  What ethical hunter shoots @ a deer when another is standing behind?  What hunter would shoot pellets @ a deer in IL?  I have to believe that these are type-O’s.  What would non-hunters think of us while reading this?
To whom it concerns,  Concerned Hunter

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 12/02 at 05:52 PM

The same uninformed wack jobs who think they know what we should recieve as news , THE A.P.!!! been wondering how them boys down in Pike co get so many deer must be that 00 buck!!! just jokin around !but another example of the tripe the A.P. ,puts out!

Posted by trolloni on 12/02 at 07:41 PM

This story originated with the Belleville News-Democrat ... http://www.bnd.com.

Posted by Jerry Smith on 12/03 at 02:21 AM

The story is just so wrong its almost funny….almost.  Shooting deer with bird shot or 00 buck, not paying attention to what is behind the target is just not acceptable.  I especially like how the story wraps up with the moron working Curt Smith by saying his brother has done it twice.  I don’t want to be in the woods by any of these idiots.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 12/03 at 09:19 AM

Maybe I am wrong but I thought you could only use slugs for deer season. It said the pellets passed through? It does worry me that he shot a deer with another one behind it. It would seem cruel to me if he didn’t kill the other doe and she ran away injured. Not saying I am perfect just seems like a risk.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 12/03 at 12:13 PM

I believe it is legal to hunt deer with buckshot Arkansas? maybe…some other states too…not Illinois…but it is a short range weapon (less than 50-60 yds?), so you must know what is around your target to be safe…and don’t just blast away like Elmer Fudd.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 12/03 at 03:25 PM

His brother has done it twise? They should buy some cameras and have a tv show.I have been deer hunting for 25 years and that’s Bull…...S

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 12/04 at 06:57 PM

buckbull,You are right they are idiots not hunters.Donn’t know any ethical hunter who would try a shot like that.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 12/04 at 07:18 PM

hey there Jerry better take a closer look at the heading of this story after Bellville ill. it has [AP] after it,they use that when its a neutral story they dont know anything about ,now when they do a hatchet job on something or someone then they title it with the authors name and then[AP writer]!

Posted by trolloni on 12/04 at 08:00 PM

I just read the IL DNR rules, Buckshot is illegal.  See http://www.dnr.illinois.gov/hunting/Documents/DeerInfoSheet.pdf

Now as for the pellets passing through, yes, they will do that with no problem.  I hunted in VA for 9 years and they use 00 alot since they run dogs.  It is also legal to take 2 deer in one day, so regardless if he knew that doe was behind the other one or not, if he had a tag for it, no big deal.  But yes, as a parent sitting with your son/daughter in the woods, it would be a great idea to teach your kids to identify your target before you shoot.

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