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Eric Gooding

Age: 31

Home: Maquon, IL

Occupation: Welder

How many days a year do you hunt? 45

Favorite piece of gear? Winchester SuperX3. Always wanted a good reliable auto-loading shotgun.

Gear you splurged on? Winchester SuperX3.

Most memorable outing in Illinois? Nov. 21 2006. Shot my first big buck with my Parker compound bow.

What got you interested in hunting? My father. I remember him taking me hunting when I was a teenager. We still hunt deer and waterfowl together.

How long have you been hunting? 16 years

Favorite species to hunt? Deer and waterfowl. I like to see how close I can get them in.

What breed hunting dog do you have?

Favorite places to hunt in Illinois? Knox and Fulton counties


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