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Joseph Batusich, 11, harvested his first buck in Will county using a Mathews Craze Bow. He spent the rest of the night showing grandparents and other hunters his trophy. Photo submitted by John Batusich.

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Illinois Big Buck Stories

Joe Orsega’s 12-pointer

Illinois hunting and fishing

County: Greene

Date and Season: Oct. 29, 2008; Bow

Notable: Studying aerial maps to set a stand pays off.

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Kris Radford’s first buck

Illinois hunting and fishing

County: Richland

Date and Season: Nov. 20, 2010; Shotgun

Notable: First buck in four years

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Barry Fultz’s 12-pointer

Illinois hunting and fishing

County: St. Clair

Date and Season: Nov. 16, 2011; Bow

Notable: 195 lbs dressed; green score 150

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Jim Snaidauf

Home: Orland Park, Illinois

Occupation: Law enforcement

Most memorable outing in Illinois? The day I hunted with my son Caden for the first time. We saw a deer to shoot but he passed. The experience of sitting with him in an API double ladder stand was priceless. I videotaped the whole thing and we will have it forever. (Has also shot the 160-inch LaSalle County buck pictured above in 2005)

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