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Old 09-12-2009, 08:52 AM
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Here are some Illinois whitetails all takin south of I-70 over the past couple of years.

The first is my biggest to date, score 155. Bow Kill.2007
The second is one of my buddies dad's, score 184. Bow Kill.2002
The third is my dads from last year, score 135. Bow Kill.2008
The fourth is one that I rattled in for my friend, never got him scored. Bow Kill.2008
The fifth one was my first deer ever, never scored. Shotgun Kill. 1998
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Old 09-12-2009, 09:44 AM
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what are the deer trophies from in the 2nd pic? Big buck contests?
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Old 09-12-2009, 09:58 AM
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Originally Posted by rh160kid View Post
what are the deer trophies from in the 2nd pic? Big buck contests?
yeah..i believe he takes him to the deer and turkey classic each year and win a few awards with him year in year out.
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Old 09-12-2009, 10:14 AM
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great looking deer
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Old 09-14-2009, 11:20 AM
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Man, seeing these bucks just makes me mad I can't hunt the land I was on last year in Southern Illinois! There are some great deer down there. People think Pike is great, I like to think that Southern Illinois is a hidden gem that hasn't got the publicity and hopefully people won't catch on to it!!
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Old 09-14-2009, 12:13 PM
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Originally Posted by fastetti View Post
Man, seeing these bucks just makes me mad I can't hunt the land I was on last year in Southern Illinois! There are some great deer down there. People think Pike is great, I like to think that Southern Illinois is a hidden gem that hasn't got the publicity and hopefully people won't catch on to it!!
i couldnt agree more..there are giants killed year in year out down here, its just a matter of time IMO..i wouldnt pick to pick anywhere else in this country to hunt deer
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Old 09-14-2009, 02:25 PM
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There are no decent deer in southern Illinois. Heck they are mostly far and few between.

I wouldn't encourage anyone to hunt there - it would just be a big waste.
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Old 09-14-2009, 03:15 PM
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Originally Posted by uncle matt View Post
There are no decent deer in southern Illinois. Heck they are mostly far and few between.

I wouldn't encourage anyone to hunt there - it would just be a big waste.
its not pike county, but sayin there are no decent deer in southern illinois is a joke. where are you from matt? and what county did you hunt while you were here?

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Old 09-14-2009, 03:30 PM
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Katerax,

I completly agree with Uncle Matt, there are no big deer in southern Illinois. I meant a big deer for southern Illinois is a 6 pt that scores 100. I would tell everyone who wanted to go to Southern Illinois to just head to Pike or Iowa. No deer left in Southern Illinois. Wink, Wink
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near what town did you kill them
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