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Buck of the Week: Unplugged: Chicago history

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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.

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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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Send BOTW: Unplugged nominations to outdoordb@sbcglobal.net.

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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