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11/14: Buck of the Week

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Updated: December 15, 2012 6:27AM

Court Spain of Downers Grove was bowhunting during the peak of the rut Nov. 4 on a friend’s farm near Tiskilwa in Bureau County.

‘‘This big boy was in hot pursuit of a doe, grunting and scraping as it neared,’’ Spain emailed.

‘‘Best hunt ever and biggest buck. Deer were running
everywhere. This deer had three or four branches in his antlers when I took the shot [at] 23 to 25 yards.’’

‘‘Big boy’’ is right. The rack was 24.5 inches wide and field-scored at 167 inches.

‘‘This is my fourth year hunting with the bow,’’ Spain emailed. ‘‘It is the best thing ever.’’

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