Jim Donahoe allowed 20 other deer to pass before he bagged this Buck of the Week in Jo Daviess County on Steve Frederick's farm.
This BOTW came with a plan, as Frederick explained with his nomination:
I would like to consider this buck taken in Jo Daviess County for Buck of the Week. Jim Donahoe showed great patience as he allowed 20 other deer including a smaller 10 point buck to pass before taking this magnificent animal. Jim and the other five hunters that hunt my farm instituted a buck management plan ten years ago. Under this plan they only take bucks in the 140 class or above. This plan has paid off as over the last few years the number of big bucks taken and sighted has increased.
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