Indiana weighs in with a big buck. Faithful Sun-Times reader Sam Kirk showed that with this 14-point taken Nov. 17 in LaPorte County.

His friend John McDonnell said the spread measured 20 inches and the buck weighed roughly 195 pounds.

BOTW, the celebration of good stories and big bucks bagged around Chicago outdoors, appears Wednesdays on the Sun-Times outdoors page when apt.

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