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The deer keep falling, and pictures keep coming

November 21, 2012 at 08:36 PM

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This photo album includes pictures from both firearm and bow hunters.

Thank you to everyone who has shared their hunt so far.

If you want to send a photo, e-mail it to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

David Chikahisa shot this Tazewell County 10-pointer on Nov. 19, during the first firearm season.

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Clint Kessler shot this 13-pointer in Clay County, on Nov. 15 during an evening hunt the night before gun season.

He named it the unicorn buck because of the nontypical tine sweeping in front.

This was his third encounter with this buck that had a 160-inch gross green score. 

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Kendal Linscheid of Loves Park took this 11-point buck with a bow on Nov. 9 in Whiteside County.

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Mike Ridings of Macoupin County killed this 9-point buck on Oct 19 after the buck was bedded just 35 yards away for an hour.

“Finally the buck got up, walked in to eight yards and the Matthews bow sent him to the ground!

The deer field dressed at 250 pounds.”

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This big buck was taken by Todd Taylor Il on Nov. 13.

It scored low 170s.

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Shawn McKinney harvested this mainframe 10-pointer on the morning of Nov 2 in Clay County.

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Paul Spour of Effingham killed this buck at 7:30 a.m. Nov. 12 during a morning bow hunt near Charleston.

This 15-point buck has a 22-inch drop tine on the left side of his rack with velvet still attached at the bottom.

Son Charley, 4, helped his dad track and drag out this trophy.

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Derek Hayden of Shelbyville shot this 10-pointer on the morning of Nov. 12.

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From Christopher Lee Gibbs: “I am a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. who has served in Ramadi, Iraq. 

My Dad had handed down his bow of which he bought from Presley’s South Side Worm Ranch for 200 bucks, before I was even born in the early 80’s. 

With that, I decided to take on bow hunting as I was an avid shotgun hunter and avid duck hunter who was eager to try a new challenge. 

As I attended Western Illinois University, I joined the WIU Archery Club and kept practicing with the bow which is close to a 100 pound pull and has no let off. 

Over the years, my buddies had continued to criticize me (in a joking way), that I would never kill a buck with such a dinosaur bow such as that; however, it paid off as you can tell.

It doesn’t matter what the equipment is, but how you can use it!”

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