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Buck of the Week: Opening hopes and dreams

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David Green caught this buck on trail cam in Will County to earn BOTW honors, I thought an apt one with the first firearm deer season opening Friday in Illinois.


''Got him on a trail camera, now I'm hoping to get him on the ground,'' the Crete man e-mailed.

That's what some 200,000-plus of us are thinking this week. I used it as the lead to my column about Illinois' first firearm deer season Friday through Sunday.

E-mail nominations for BOTW, the weekly celebration of big bucks taken by hunters around Chicago outdoors Wednesdays on the Sun-Times outdoors page, to

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This page contains a single entry by Dale Bowman published on November 16, 2011 5:08 AM.

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