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2012 Pike Co, Illinois buck!!!

WOW!!!! A buddy and I took the plunge and beat feet to Pike Co, IL for some slammers!! Hunting was tough. Full moon, windy and temps between 60-70. The buck were holed up all day!! At the end of day 3, I had him come into the brassicas in front of me. He stayed at 135 yards, broadside. My Savage 212 is dialed in dead nutz at 150. So, I held the dot on his right shoulder and touched it off. I heard the "CRACK" from the shoulder, saw the head and tail go down, and watched him jump. He ran about 60 yards into the trees at the top of a draw and I heard the crash. I knew he was dead, so I texted our outfitter to come out. We immediately went into the trees and there he was, wrapped around a tree!! He weighed in at 260 with a score of 153 5/8!! I'd recommend Carter Outdoors for a great hunt!! You may have seen them featured on "Dominant Bucks". Pics to follow.










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Re: 2012 Pike Co, Illinois buck!!!

Wow, what a great buck! Congrats!

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Re: 2012 Pike Co, Illinois buck!!!

Very nice!!!

I was at Carter's last year. What a great group of guys.

We had a group out there a few weeks ago and they came home empty handed. So they are headed back out in early January to try and get it done.

Great buck...congrats!!!

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Re: 2012 Pike Co, Illinois buck!!!

Great Buck Congrats
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Re: 2012 Pike Co, Illinois buck!!!

Congrats Mike....VERY nice!

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Re: 2012 Pike Co, Illinois buck!!!

Ace, next trip we make to Carter's, we'll be shipping our gear UPS and flying into St. Louis. Rental car and a 1 1/4 hour drive sure beats a 14-15 hour drive!!! Guys saw some absolute pigs there but they were not close enough. They had tough conditions this year, but the buck are there, that's for sure.

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Re: 2012 Pike Co, Illinois buck!!!

Great job on an awesome buck!!

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It's a beauty, congrats!

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Re: 2012 Pike Co, Illinois buck!!!

great buck


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Congrats on taking a nice buck

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