Chicago Sun-Times
Stray Casts will intelligently report and observe, hopefully with a touch of wit, on daily occurrences, reports and releases related to Chicago-area outdoors from bucks to bass to birds to bugs

Brothers in arrows for Buck of the Week 11-18-08

| No Comments | No TrackBacks

This is the stuff deer hunters dream of.


Chris Fitzgerald arrowed this 13-point in Kendall County the evening of Nov. 1. The buck and the story earns him Buck of the Week honors, a perfect one leading into the opening of the first firearm season on Friday, Nov. 21.

BOTW tops the Illinois Hunting Report in the Sun-Times on Wednesdays, generally into December or so. An extended online version is posted here on Tuesday.

Here's the story of the 22-year-old from Warrenville:

``I arrowed this 13 pt buck on the evening of Nov 1 2008. I was hunting on the ground with my brother Chuck Fitzgerald also of Warrenville when he stepped out of the treeline and gave me a broadside shot at 8 yards. We weren't sure about the shot because of the low light so we decided to let him lay the night. After a sleepless night we went back Sunday morn and found him not far from where we saw him last. I harvested him in Plattville, Illinois.''

Then, in my world of words, he nailed the kicker, : `It's gunna [sic] be hard to top this one.''

I would love to, say about 7 a.m. Friday.

E-mail BOTW nominations to

No TrackBacks

TrackBack URL:

Leave a comment

About this Entry

This page contains a single entry by Dale Bowman published on November 18, 2008 2:59 PM.

Weather the rut for the opener: Illinois Hunting Report 11-18-08 was the previous entry in this blog.

Schooling walleye for Fish of the Week 11-19-08 is the next entry in this blog.

Find recent content on the main index or look in the archives to find all content.