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Buck of the Week: Unplugged: Chicago doe

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We stretch the idea of Buck of the Week: Unplugged with this doe, but after reading Anthony Litwin's story, you will understand why.


Here's his story:

I know this really doesn't qualify for Buck Of The Week but I thought you would like these pictures. Im a Chicago Police Officer who works in the 010th District which holds the Cook County Dept. Of Corrections in it. In my 15 years working I have seen cows, horses, chickens, roosters, goats, bulls, and coyotes-being a deer hunter I always thought one day-just one day-I might see a deer wondering along the river or the railroad tracks, but I never thought in my wildest dreams one would be grazing on the grass along the parking lot of Cook County Jail-the largest holding facility in America----but heres the proof, this monday 14Jun10 at 0945hrs there she was!!!! A hunters dream come true-and at bow range at that. Hope you like the pictures. This is a wild doe.-not pen raised or one that escaped from a petting zoo. There were several 911 calls of a deer sighting around 31st/Western, 31/Rockwell, all with negative results, but when your not looking for it look who appears. Keep up the good work!


I know the last two weeks, I have stretched the definition of BOTW: Unplugged, normally a celebration of live bucks around Chicago outdoors. Last week was a fawn and now a doe. But they seemed unique enough to warrant a spot.

If you have thoughts on that or nominations, e-mail them to

BOTW: Unplugged tops the Field Notes on the outdours page of the Sun-Times on Sundays when bucks are around. An online version appears here, usually on Saturday or Sunday during the season.

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