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Buck of the Week: Family affair

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This may be the last Buck of the Week for the 2009-10 season and it goes a tather-and-son combo from Beecher, Brian and Austin Hoekstra, 11.


I think this is the last BOTW for the year, and it seems nice to go out on this note. I have been holding this one for more than a month.

A little extra effort went a long way.

They made one more try on the final day of the first firearm season. And it paid off with this nice 8-point. They were hunting public land in Jefferson County near Mount Vernon.

BOTW leads the Illinois Hunting Report on the outdoors page of the Sun-Times each Wednesday. This may be the last for BOTW as IHR has basically come to an end for the year. An extended online version appears here.

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This page contains a single entry by Dale Bowman published on January 20, 2010 5:36 AM.

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