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Garrett Whitehurst

Age: 17

Home: Yates City, IL

Occupation: Grocer

How many days a year do you hunt? All year, except the summer.

Favorite piece of gear? Patternmaster choke. No cripples and deadly at long range.

Gear you splurged on? Avery full-body goose decoys. They look deadly real.

Most memorable outing in Illinois? In 2005 when I shot my first buck.

What got you interested in hunting? My dad.

How long have you been hunting? Since I was 5 or 6.

Favorite species to hunt? I like to hunt everything: deer, turkey, waterfowl and upland game.

What breed hunting dog do you have? Black Labrador retriever.

Favorite places to hunt in Illinois? Spots near Yates City and Farmington.


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