Mian Khatib sent this nomination for Buck of the Week: Unplugged from the northwest corner of Cook County.
While birding at Younghusband Prairie in Invernes last week, I found this beautiful Buck staring back at me in amazement.I think sharing this moment is the best way to make people aware of the importance of preserving nature and wildlife.
It is difficult to find online information about Younghusband Prairie, which is in far northern Cook County, just off the McHenry County Line, and beside Baker Lake. Never been there, but it looks pretty neat.
Send nominations for BOTW: Unplugged, the weekly celebration of live big bucks around Chicago outdoors, to firstname.lastname@example.org. BTW, nominations are down right now and I could use some.
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.