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December 01, 2008

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BuckTracker: Even More To Be Thankful For

About a year ago, I posted an entry that profiled my friend Bob Briggs, a retired dentist who has a gorgeous farm not far from my home. Bob was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer last summer and suffered through months of aggressive treatment before returning home just in time for the deer season. He shot the biggest buck of his life on the next-to-last day of the firearms season.

When the 2008 archery season opened here in September, Bob was too weak to draw his bow, so he got a crossbow permit and enjoyed hunting whenever he could. One early November evening, my wife answered the phone and listened as a breathless Bob asked if I could come to the farm and drag out his buck. “He’s the only one who knows where my stand is!” Bob laughed. “Tell him it’s the stand way up on the hill by the pond. I can’t make that walk again!”

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So I showed up at the farm, congratulated my buddy and, joined by Bob’s son Steve and one of Bob’s hunting buddies, made the long trek to find the deer. We found the buck in short order, field dressed it, and tugged and pulled the animal down the steep brush-choked hill back to camp.  As you can seen, it’s an awesome trophy, an animal any hunter would be proud of.

I’m just proud of Bob.

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IllinoisBowHunter

What a deer...congrats to you Bob!

Adam

Congratulations to Bob on a beautiful buck. Those brow tines are long, just a gorgeous deer. I'd like to here what the buck scores. Way to go Bob!

jstreet

Congrats Bob on not only a fine animal, but having the toughness to continue on in the face of illness. Many just wouldn't or couldn't. I admire that greatly.

Jim

Randy

Great buck Bob!! This is a beautiful trophy in anyones book but its probably especially awesome in yours. Keep fighting and god bless you!

Gerald

You inspire me, Bob. God bless you.

Gerald

ANDREW

i am inspired by your friendship and hope all is well.YOU ARE A TROPHY IN REAL LIFE,( NOT THE DEER EITHER )

Albert Sand

And to think, I Fear going to one of you guys. Shame on ME !!!.
I do not know how you did it but, NICE VERY NICE, GOD BLESS YOU BOB.

Pam

Great Job, Bob! Keep at it as long as you can. Good Bless and may you have a long life ahead of you. Also way to go in keeping your stand a secret.

Greg

Bob,
Great Job!!!! If you would like a hunting partner, let me know. I won't let out the secret of where the tree stand is. Thank you for sharing your hunt with us. I can almost see your heart beating.
God Bless, U R in prayers and thoughts..

Greg

Bob,
Great Job!!!! If you would like a hunting partner, let me know. I won't let out the secret of where the tree stand is. Thank you for sharing your hunt with us. I can almost see your heart beating.
God Bless, U R in prayers and thoughts..

rob graves cin. ohio.

go bob

josh

Found a great site for Illinois hunting info and outfitters. http://ide.synthasite.com/sites/Da32/D798/D934/D492/U8a4986c81dfd1fee011e29443989723a/8a4986cb1dfd2017011e2948bc9d4582/index.php




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