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Joseph Batusich, 11, harvested his first buck in Will county using a Mathews Craze Bow. He spent the rest of the night showing grandparents and other hunters his trophy. Photo submitted by John Batusich.

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Illinois Big Buck Stories

Jerry Bryant’s 37-pointer

Illinois Outdoors

County: Fulton

Date and Season: Nov. 15, 2001; Bow

Notable: Scored 304 3/8 inches, ranks as fourth-largest non-typical ever.

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Randy Heinz’s 14-pointer

Illinois hunting and fishing

County: Fulton

Date and Season: Oct. 25, 2009; Bow

Notable: Grunting and bleating lures in a big buck.

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Jody Schenkel’s 10-pointer

Illinois hunting and fishing

County: Piatt

Date and Season: Oct. 2, 2008; Bow

Notable: Patterning a buck in the early season pays off in a big way.

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John Nimmons

Home: Havana, IL

Occupation: Welding and metal fabrication

Most memorable outing in Illinois? I would have to say when our hunting party of my brother, two nephews, two family friends and myself harvested deer the first day of the shotgun season. It was hard to pick one. I have many memories of both sucess and failure.

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