When it comes to whitetail hunting and big bucks, the state of Illinois is about as good as it gets. One lucky hunter bagged a 190 inch Boone and Crockett monster while bowhunting, but it did not happen by accident. The well thought hunter tracked the big whitetail using his game camera as his antlers developed, then he found out where the big boy was spending his time. When the time was right, the bowhunter moved in for a successful harvest.
Source: This spring as the bucks started showing their racks in June and July once again the buck showed up on my trail cameras, this time a little bit more consistently. It appeared that he had moved his core area into the heart of my hunting spot and was living there for good. Now I had to come up with a plan to finally harvest him.
When the 2008 bow season opened I did my best to hold off hunting this spot until the time was right, and last week I decided that it was. With the pre-rut just starting these big bucks are up on their feet during daylight more often now, so I figured I might be able to catch up with him. After several close encounters with this giant I was finally able to pinpoint his bedding area and on the evening of Ocotber 28th he presented me with a 10 yard shot as he walked along a trail from his core area headed towards a doe bedding area.