This buck in velvet at Hegewisch Marsh, in a wonderful shot taken by Bill Peak, will likely be seen again this year for Buck of the Week: Unplugged.
Peak is the guy who originally came up with the general idea for BOTW: Unplugged, the weekly celebration of big live bucks around Chicago outdoors.
Now, he may have a tweak to that idea:
I enjoyed seeing the doe at 26th & Cal in [last Sunday's] section and the fawn [two Sundays ago]. I saw this guy [velvet shot above] at the Hegewisch Marsh last week and believe that he's the same one [two shots below] that I saw there last year. If he is I hope to have a good picture for you come October. I think he's big enough that they might let him visit Oak Forest.
The line about Oak Forest goes back to my vote going Oak Forest being home to the biggest bucks in the Chicago area.
I suspect that Peak gets around enough on the Southeast Side that I will see another photo of this buck later this year. Hegewisch is on Chicago's far Southeast Side. Click here for the Field Museum's capsule of the area.
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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.