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Huge Illinois 10 pt

Sun, October 26, 2014

All I have heard is this fellow named Josh Macklin shot this buck near Clinton, IL. The reported score is 198” (I assume gross). That is one monster 10 pointer.


A Big Illinois Non-Typical

Wed, October 22, 2014

I love this time of year.  As late October bleeds into early and mid November, I receive emails and texts of big bucks.  Texts like these are what make me get up and hunt for a couple hours before work once the time changes.  It lets me know that somebody is having success and if I have an opportunity to hunt I better take advantage of it.

Today I received a text from a friend in Connecticut.  The deer he sent me a picture of is said to be from Clark County, Illinois and will score over 220 inches.  What a bowkill!  Congrats to the hunter.  If anybody has more information about this buck, please update me in the comment section and I will add it to the story.


This giant typical is from Wisconsin *Updated*

Mon, October 20, 2014

A Wisconsin hunter has reportedly shot a buck that could net over 200 inches! Time will tell if this score holds up, but this is a true giant either way. It looks to me to be a main frame 12 point with 2 visible abnormals. There could be some I did not notice too. The actual reported green score is 202 & 5/8’s. Congrats to the hunter!

This is an update to the initial post.  The buck evidently was entered into a big buck contest in Cambria, WI.  It appears that 202 & 5/8’s is likely the gross score, so if that is accurate it will not net over 200 inches.  It still could net in the 190’s though and I think that would make it a WI state record (if it does).