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#3061393 - 12/03/12 02:43 PM My 1st Illinois buck!
BigWes22
4 Point


Registered: 01/31/12
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Loc: Chattown

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All I can say is I'm blessed! I hunted so hard this year up there, this was my last trip and I killed him last morning of the trip. He came off a ridge and chased a doe out into a cut bean field in front of me. Nobody had hunted the stand I was in all year. Hard to sit on them fields when you have a good amount of timber to hunt. Super pumped! I've killed bigger bucks rack wise but I've never worked harder and hunted harder for any other buck! He's a hoss! Grossed him at 121" 8point. At least 3.5 I'm thinking 4.5 just by body size and weight!



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#3061398 - 12/03/12 02:48 PM Re: My 1st Illinois buck! [Re: BigWes22]
Grizzly Johnson
Team Grizzly
16 Point


Registered: 10/07/08
Posts: 15248
Loc: Tennessee

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Very nice, congrats!!
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#3061451 - 12/03/12 03:38 PM Re: My 1st Illinois buck! [Re: Grizzly Johnson]
BirdDog123
4 Point


Registered: 08/17/12
Posts: 384
Loc: Tennesssee, US

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nice buck, what caliber?

Edited by BirdDog123 (12/03/12 03:38 PM)

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#3061478 - 12/03/12 03:49 PM Re: My 1st Illinois buck! [Re: BirdDog123]
bowriter
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Registered: 08/31/02
Posts: 41874
Loc: Lebanon,TN USA

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Nice buck but good grief, what did you hit him with, the truck?

\:\)
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#3061480 - 12/03/12 03:50 PM Re: My 1st Illinois buck! [Re: bowriter]
bowriter
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Registered: 08/31/02
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Loc: Lebanon,TN USA

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If you will notice, those yucks killed in IL have a much darker coat than ours. That is because the soil is so different up there.

\:\)

just had to.
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#3061481 - 12/03/12 03:50 PM Re: My 1st Illinois buck! [Re: bowriter]
plumbdaddy
4 Point


Registered: 02/28/07
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nice
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#3061491 - 12/03/12 03:56 PM Re: My 1st Illinois buck! [Re: plumbdaddy]
Mr.x
Spike


Registered: 11/06/12
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Loc: Cannon

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congrats! Always feels extra special when you put that much work into a deer. I've never had a chance to hunt out of state, i will one day.
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#3061501 - 12/03/12 04:01 PM Re: My 1st Illinois buck! [Re: Mr.x]
cecil30-30
16 Point


Registered: 12/05/06
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Are we gonna have to look at this one for the next 6 months in every other post you make?

Edited by cecil30-30 (12/03/12 04:02 PM)
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#3061531 - 12/03/12 04:26 PM Re: My 1st Illinois buck! [Re: cecil30-30]
hunter drew
14 Point


Registered: 06/16/07
Posts: 8528
Loc: henderson county TN Lexington

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Congrats bud. Very nice buck
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#3061534 - 12/03/12 04:28 PM Re: My 1st Illinois buck! [Re: hunter drew]
Bone Collector
14 Point


Registered: 09/09/09
Posts: 8978
Loc: Murfreesboro, TN

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Congrats!
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#3061536 - 12/03/12 04:28 PM Re: My 1st Illinois buck! [Re: hunter drew]
in the dog house!
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Registered: 11/29/12
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Feels great to hunt hard and finally get what your after. Congrats nice buck !!
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#3061584 - 12/03/12 05:00 PM Re: My 1st Illinois buck! [Re: in the dog house!]
Andy S.
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14 Point


Registered: 07/26/99
Posts: 7870
Loc: Atoka, TN

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Congrats on your buck.
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#3061614 - 12/03/12 05:23 PM Re: My 1st Illinois buck! [Re: Bone Collector]
oneidabowhunter2
Spike


Registered: 12/24/06
Posts: 37
Loc: Greeneville

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Good Job and congrats on a nice buck
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#3061741 - 12/03/12 06:25 PM Re: My 1st Illinois buck! [Re: Bone Collector]
northeasthunter
8 Point


Registered: 10/04/09
Posts: 1571
Loc: brentwood

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congrats
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#3061763 - 12/03/12 06:37 PM Re: My 1st Illinois buck! [Re: Bone Collector]
gator-n-buck
WAFL
18 Point


Registered: 10/22/08
Posts: 21326
Loc: Knox, TN / Palatka, FL

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#3061783 - 12/03/12 06:44 PM Re: My 1st Illinois buck! [Re: Bone Collector]
PinchPoint
8 Point


Registered: 11/29/12
Posts: 1831
Loc: Knoxville Tn

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Congrats!
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#3061874 - 12/03/12 07:27 PM Re: My 1st Illinois buck! [Re: Bone Collector]
LA man
18 Point


Registered: 05/31/03
Posts: 20377
Loc: spencer, tn/houma, la.

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awesome buck, congrats

Edited by LA man (12/03/12 07:27 PM)
Edit Reason: cant type worth a dang
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#3061875 - 12/03/12 07:27 PM Re: My 1st Illinois buck! [Re: PinchPoint]
rem270
18 Point


Registered: 11/15/02
Posts: 20701
Loc: south fulton

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congrats, great buck
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#3061905 - 12/03/12 07:37 PM Re: My 1st Illinois buck! [Re: Bone Collector]
TheBrokenArrow
4 Point


Registered: 09/30/12
Posts: 120
Loc: sumner county TN

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congrats
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#3061924 - 12/03/12 07:44 PM Re: My 1st Illinois buck! [Re: TheBrokenArrow]
redblood
16 Point


Registered: 01/22/06
Posts: 14800
Loc: Lewisburg

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nice deer/ it was tough hunting this yr up that way. real tough!
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#3062090 - 12/03/12 08:49 PM Re: My 1st Illinois buck! [Re: redblood]
8 POINTS OR BETTER
10 Point


Registered: 08/15/07
Posts: 4086
Loc: Hardin, Co.

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congrats
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#3062172 - 12/03/12 09:25 PM Re: My 1st Illinois buck! [Re: 8 POINTS OR BETTER]
ROUGH COUNTRY HUNTER
16 Point


Registered: 11/12/10
Posts: 12539
Loc: FRANKLIN COUNTY

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nice buck
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#3062384 - 12/04/12 05:01 AM Re: My 1st Illinois buck! [Re: Bone Collector]
MUP
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Registered: 08/01/07
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Loc: Just North of Chatt-town

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Congrats!
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#3062437 - 12/04/12 06:09 AM Re: My 1st Illinois buck! [Re: MUP]
Bow Hunter
16 Point


Registered: 09/21/02
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Loc: Murfreesboro Tn.

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Congrats on a great deer.
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#3062442 - 12/04/12 06:15 AM Re: My 1st Illinois buck! [Re: BigWes22]
recon308
Button


Registered: 10/27/12
Posts: 20
Loc: Ala/Tenn Line

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nice one!
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#3063034 - 12/04/12 12:55 PM Re: My 1st Illinois buck! [Re: recon308]
BigSatt
10 Point


Registered: 05/15/09
Posts: 3787
Loc: Northern Middle Tn.

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Good deal Wes!

It seems that a good buck was VERY hard to find up there this year during firearms season. Not much daylight deer movement at all.

Congrats on your 1st Illinois buck.
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#3063116 - 12/04/12 01:43 PM Re: My 1st Illinois buck! [Re: cecil30-30]
RAFI
10 Point


Registered: 12/20/09
Posts: 2748
Loc: Tn

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 Originally Posted By: cecil30-30
Are we gonna have to look at this one for the next 6 months in every other post you make?


\:D

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#3063211 - 12/04/12 02:30 PM Re: My 1st Illinois buck! [Re: RAFI]
Winchester
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Registered: 12/05/03
Posts: 27608
Loc: TN

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Congrats
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#3063234 - 12/04/12 02:47 PM Re: My 1st Illinois buck! [Re: Bone Collector]
preachermantom
12 Point


Registered: 12/05/02
Posts: 5111
Loc: waverly,tn,USA

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Nice!
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#3063459 - 12/04/12 04:33 PM Re: My 1st Illinois buck! [Re: Bone Collector]
tickweed
10 Point


Registered: 11/25/09
Posts: 4811
Loc: medon,Tn.

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nice
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#3063469 - 12/04/12 04:41 PM Re: My 1st Illinois buck! [Re: Bone Collector]
Wrangler95
16 Point


Registered: 11/28/02
Posts: 13882
Loc: Celina,Tn

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Nice buck!
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#3063546 - 12/04/12 05:37 PM Re: My 1st Illinois buck! [Re: recon308]
A.Hall
Formerly "Spoon"
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Registered: 10/05/04
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Congrats
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#3063601 - 12/04/12 06:10 PM Re: My 1st Illinois buck! [Re: RAFI]
knightrider
12 Point


Registered: 09/27/10
Posts: 6166
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 Originally Posted By: RAFI
 Originally Posted By: cecil30-30
Are we gonna have to look at this one for the next 6 months in every other post you make?


\:D
and under every other username he can come up with as well ;\)
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#3064178 - 12/05/12 06:40 AM Re: My 1st Illinois buck! [Re: BirdDog123]
BigWes22
4 Point


Registered: 01/31/12
Posts: 290
Loc: Chattown

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 Originally Posted By: BirdDog123
nice buck, what caliber?


.50 cal muzzleloader

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#3064181 - 12/05/12 06:42 AM Re: My 1st Illinois buck! [Re: redblood]
BigWes22
4 Point


Registered: 01/31/12
Posts: 290
Loc: Chattown

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 Originally Posted By: redblood
nice deer/ it was tough hunting this yr up that way. real tough!


You got that right!

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#3064189 - 12/05/12 06:47 AM Re: My 1st Illinois buck! [Re: BigSatt]
BigWes22
4 Point


Registered: 01/31/12
Posts: 290
Loc: Chattown

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 Originally Posted By: BigSatt
Good deal Wes!

It seems that a good buck was VERY hard to find up there this year during firearms season. Not much daylight deer movement at all.

Congrats on your 1st Illinois buck.



Thanks Man! Yes extremely hard I had to really do some digging deep and gut checks to kill this buck. I saw good movement for only a couple of days when I told you I messed up on that super stud on the 14th and then messed up again on the 15th. I never missed just let them ol bucks slip in on me and bust me. But after those 2 days movement was almost non-existing. This ol buck just slipped up and followed a doe out into a cut bean field! The weather was also terrible for both gun seasons. Well I hope this was an off year I like them easy hunts but I will dig deep every year if I have too!

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#3064201 - 12/05/12 06:59 AM Re: My 1st Illinois buck! [Re: Grizzly Johnson]
Viper (tp)
14 Point


Registered: 12/23/04
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Loc: greenfield, tenn.

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Good buck man, congrats
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#3064291 - 12/05/12 07:56 AM Re: My 1st Illinois buck! [Re: Bone Collector]
REM7
10 Point


Registered: 08/19/08
Posts: 3632
Loc: GRUNDY COUNTY

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congrats
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#3064306 - 12/05/12 08:04 AM Re: My 1st Illinois buck! [Re: knightrider]
hunterncoach
6 Point


Registered: 12/15/10
Posts: 691
Loc: northern middle tn

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 Originally Posted By: knightrider
 Originally Posted By: RAFI
 Originally Posted By: cecil30-30
Are we gonna have to look at this one for the next 6 months in every other post you make?


\:D
and under every other username he can come up with as well ;\)
You guys just can't let it go can you???? Good job Wes...congrats & glad to see you back!

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#3064314 - 12/05/12 08:09 AM Re: My 1st Illinois buck! [Re: hunterncoach]
8 POINTS OR BETTER
10 Point


Registered: 08/15/07
Posts: 4086
Loc: Hardin, Co.

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 Originally Posted By: hunterncoach
 Originally Posted By: knightrider
 Originally Posted By: RAFI
 Originally Posted By: cecil30-30
Are we gonna have to look at this one for the next 6 months in every other post you make?


\:D
and under every other username he can come up with as well ;\)
You guys just can't let it go can you???? Good job Wes...congrats & glad to see you back!


I'm glad to see big wes take the high road.

Congrats again wes.
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#3065058 - 12/05/12 04:55 PM Re: My 1st Illinois buck! [Re: 8 POINTS OR BETTER]
BigWes22
4 Point


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Thanks guys!
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#3065093 - 12/05/12 05:16 PM Re: My 1st Illinois buck! [Re: BigWes22]
timberjack86
14 Point


Registered: 06/20/11
Posts: 7941
Loc: Grundy county

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Congrats! Nice shot btw \:D
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#3065599 - 12/06/12 05:10 AM Re: My 1st Illinois buck! [Re: timberjack86]
102
10 Point


Registered: 08/01/02
Posts: 4047
Loc: Tennessee

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Congrats wes

Our camp had, and is still having tough hunting conditions, not just in Illinois, but evertwhere from South Ga to Illinois.

I was blessed over and over, like you, this season. As was my son.

But most of us have had to dig deep, again.

Heat, water, wind, and no daylight movement coupled with TONS of food have made things tough for everyone.

I have yet to see a chase. Not one.
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#3065601 - 12/06/12 05:23 AM Re: My 1st Illinois buck! [Re: BigWes22]
DROPTINE33
4 Point


Registered: 10/01/06
Posts: 367
Loc: Falling Water, TN

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Great Job Wes!! Wish i could of been there to high five you bud. If it hadn't been for certain curcumstances i would of been. Way to hang in there bring home a trophy! Given the opportunity i'll see you next year at camp :).
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#3065655 - 12/06/12 06:45 AM Re: My 1st Illinois buck! [Re: 102]
BigWes22
4 Point


Registered: 01/31/12
Posts: 290
Loc: Chattown

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 Originally Posted By: 102
Congrats wes

Our camp had, and is still having tough hunting conditions, not just in Illinois, but evertwhere from South Ga to Illinois.

I was blessed over and over, like you, this season. As was my son.

But most of us have had to dig deep, again.

Heat, water, wind, and no daylight movement coupled with TONS of food have made things tough for everyone.

I have yet to see a chase. Not one.


This was the only buck I actually got to see chase a doe but honestly I think she ran off the ridge for some reason and he had no choice but to follow her out into the field. All of the bucks we saw between 6 of us were either alone and cruising. We never saw the 1st shooter chase a doe, I hope this was just an off year up there \:\/

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#3065657 - 12/06/12 06:46 AM Re: My 1st Illinois buck! [Re: DROPTINE33]
BigWes22
4 Point


Registered: 01/31/12
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Loc: Chattown

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 Originally Posted By: DROPTINE33
Great Job Wes!! Wish i could of been there to high five you bud. If it hadn't been for certain curcumstances i would of been. Way to hang in there bring home a trophy! Given the opportunity i'll see you next year at camp :).


The invite is still open for next year ;\)

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