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Illinois hunting and fishing

Tales from the Timber: 10 great hours

August 18, 2009 at 04:11 AM

Some days in the woods really are perfect.

So it was for the Aberle family of Tremont last fall on opening day of the annual shotgun deer hunt.

Hunting in Fulton County, they enjoyed an almost perfect 10 hours in the timber. Here’s an account of the day from Andy Aberle.

“I have been meaning to write and send this picture to you, and finally got around to it today. Attached is a picture of my wife, my son, and me, all with bucks we shot on opening day shotgun weekend. I hunt often with bow, shotgun, muzzeloader, but can usually only get my family to join me for shotgun. As a result I give them the best stands when they join me.

“Opening morning, my 17-year-old son, Ben Aberle, shot his 8-pointer and also a doe in the first 30 minutes. We got his deer tagged and drug out of the woods, and took him back to school for the afternoon.

“I then took my wife (Chris) to the same area, put her in the stand, while I went to the backside of another wooded valley, waiting for her shot. Sure enough, in less than an hour she shot and texted me she had a young buck.

“I texted back and said she had to wait because I had a nice buck coming my way. And as opening day luck would have it, before 4 p.m., I shot my 10-point buck, my wife had her animal, and my son had shot out ... all within 10 hours of sunrise.

“Perfect memories.”

Here’s hoping your family outing this fall is as perfect.

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Awesome picture, sounds like a perfect day in the timber! Them are some big deer! 7 more weeks til bow season!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 08/18 at 04:43 PM

that is cool.this year on opening bow season my friends and i are going out hopefully with the same luck. congrats

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