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October 31, 2007

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BuckTracker: The New P&Y Record?

Well, BuckTracker friends, I'm just back from an Illinois bowhunt, where I was re-taught that you can hunt some of the best whitetail ground in the country and still have your tail handed to you. I did see one “shooter” buck (a 3-year old 8-point) in five days of hunting—certainly nothing to cry about—but when I saw the sheds our host had in the lodge, I knew the farms we hunted weren’t showing us their best deer. Still, I had a wonderful time with a great camp full of friends and whitetail nuts. It sure beat working!

Though things weren’t happening in west-central Illinois, the southern tip of the state was extremely kind to at least one hunter. Check out this incredible typical buck below, taken near the town of Pinckneyville. No word on the hunter’s identity as yet, but the buzz on this deer is extremely hot. Apparently, the green typical score is 198”, but the early gossip hinted that the deer might eclipse Mel Johnson’s P&Y world record of 204-4/8”. That buck, a goliath 13-point, was also an Illinois deer (Peoria Co.) and was shot in 1965. You’ll note that the hunter (or a friend) had the sheds from this year’s kill. Fantastic deer!




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Incredible buck if its not a photoshop job. There is a large tract of state ground in there called Pyramid State Park. It is old strip mine ground. It will be interesting if this came out of public ground.


WOW. can't wait to hear the story of how that monster was brought down! congrats

kenny mac

WOW.if thats not photoshoped or farm rasied thats a great buck.congrats

The story is legit and can be found on Hunting.Net on the Midwest (Illinois) forums.


As someone who uses photoshop a lot(!) I can say that the minute I saw the pictures I knew there was no tampering. Awesome Buck!


Just cause you use Photoshop a lot doesnt make you good at it.


the sheds might be photo shopped but the dead deer looks legit


Its the real deal. Any one interested in more info can see a better picture along with the story on belleville news democrats website.


where? i could not find it

MInd Changer

nice buck man

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