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Christian Berg: Stuck In The Rut Whitetail

Illinois Live Hunt: Big Buck Down!

by Christian Berg   |  November 9th, 2011 3

Wow, what a whirlwind day! I’ve barely had time to catch my breath. We got out late this morning due to yet more heavy rain, but despite stiff winds, the bucks were moving. Around 10 a.m., this mature 12-pointer responded to some rattling and I was able to make a 15-yard shot. As is often the case, the entire encounter lasted 30 seconds. I’ve still got some things to take care of, so I’ll come back with details a little later. But for now, I just wanted to get a couple images up. This buck has 12 scoreable points – 8 on the left and four on the right – and I’m guessing he’ll gross out around 160 with the good mass. This was definitely a mature buck, the kind of Illinois giant out-of-state hunters flock here for, and I couldn’t be happier.

About Christian Berg

Christian Berg is editor of Petersen's BOWHUNTING magazine.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002120822814 Kevin Kreutzer

    Nice deer! That is the same buck I seen on the very last day of my hunt. Bringing back memories.

  • Spike

    A 15 yard shot , must be nice. You are a lucky man, or the deer had his time coming. ha ha . 12 points that is a nice size deer too. Hunting at http://www.peartreegameranch.com is fun, hope I get me a 12 pointer. Again, great story and nice shot.

  • adecker44

    Nice work Christian!

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