Updated: September 24, 2012 6:25AM
Bob Spence sends hope for big bucks late in the season. The McHenry County man arrowed a 10-point Buck of the Week near his home on Christmas.
“The first week of bowhunting I saw the same 10-point buck, but I couldn’t get a shot,’’ he e-mailed. “I couldn’t get any time off of work and just didn’t have time on the weekends to get back in the woods. It was pure luck, and a break in the weather, that made me go out and sit in my tree stand Christmas weekend.
“Almost two hours after first light, I had this buck walk in upwind from me and stop 20 yards [away] for a perfect shot. My arrow and 125 Rage broadhead made a fast and clean kill. He ran 35 yards and dropped.’’
Many of us are familiar with juggling family, work and deer hunting.
“This hunt means a lot to me because last season I had shoulder surgery and could not hunt,’’ he e-mailed.
Deer hunting is winding down in Illinois. Sunday is the final day for bowhunting. The second part of the late-winter and special CWD deer seasons in select counties is Friday through Sunday.