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Illinois brutes

Discussion in 'Deer and Gameheads' started by whitetail94, Aug 31, 2011.

  1. whitetail94

    whitetail94 New Member

    Here are 2 bucks that came from eastern Illinois, Edger county. The outfitter is Backwoods Outfitters, and this year will be my 3rd year hunting with them. I mounted both of these for the lodge. the buck with the huge brow tines was found, just half the skull and antlers remained. I had a few spots that had pretty bad rat chews to fix on it. The other is a set of replicas from the largest buck taken this past season. The story is featured in the Sept. issue of Bowhunting mag. I will be mounting the real set of antlers as well.

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    Antlerman (Tim) made the replicas. His replicas are top notch.
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    www.backwoodsoutfitters.com

    Thanks for looking.

    Michael L.
     
  2. Good looking mounts Michael.
     

  3. Icarus

    Icarus Something Witty

    Those are brutes! Guess I outta move to Illinois :D
     
  4. Beautiful mounts !!!!!!!!!
     
  5. psycho

    psycho 2011 WORLD CHAMPIONS!

    He meant to say those deer were Louisiana Deer and the outfitter in Illinois just wants to hang them up in their lodge. Illinois doesn't have any big deer. Everyone knows that Missouri, Iowa, Ohio and Wisconsin are the states to hunt for big bruisers! ;)
     
  6. whitetail94

    whitetail94 New Member

    That's funny Dan, yep what I meant to say. Lol.
     
  7. psycho

    psycho 2011 WORLD CHAMPIONS!

    ;) See I knew it! ;D
     
  8. wayne70

    wayne70 Member

    I agree with pyscho
     
  9. darryl smith

    darryl smith New Member

    MMissouri Wisconsin Ohio, for big deer Iowa sucks
     
  10. Icarus

    Icarus Something Witty

    So it's Missouri, Wisconsin, and Ohio......for sure? :D

    I live in Missouri, maybe I'll stumble across one some day ;D
     
  11. psycho

    psycho 2011 WORLD CHAMPIONS!

    Yep Missouri has inherited all of the big bucks that you use to be able to find in Illinois. They swam across the river and I hear that Missouri is loaded with big bucks. Maybe some day Illinois will have a good population of deer but right now the deer herd is horrible in Illinois, STATE WIDE! ;)
     
  12. whitetail94

    whitetail94 New Member

    This is funny guys, what about Indiana.
     
  13. Hoosiertaxman

    Hoosiertaxman Papa's Pride & Joy

    Never seen a deer in Indiana, they all went to Ohio and Kentucky
     
  14. Agreed there aren't any big deer in Illinois, just a few slickkeads,and all they seem to be throwin anymore are more slickheads, had a big doe on trail cam with twins and wasn't a horn on either of the young'uns,,
     
  15. TIM DUNCAN

    TIM DUNCAN surry county va

    great job mike those are some monsters
     
  16. Uncle Harley

    Uncle Harley New Member

    the funny thing is, I know several people from Edgar that come here to hunt because they say they aren't big enough up there! LOL
     
  17. Steve W

    Steve W Member

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    I did see a few deer come through Ohio, but they were headed toward West Virginia....LOL