A first buck to remember: Father-daughter on Buck of the Week

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John Arlow and his daughter Kaitlyn hunted together for five years without success. That changed Oct. 28 in Van Buren County, Michigan.

‘‘We got to the stand, and I hooked her up in her safety harness, as you see in the picture she is wearing, and cocked the crossbow,’’ Arlow emailed. ‘‘I had a feeling and looked to my daughter, and I asked, ‘Do you want me to stay with you?’ She gave me a definite, ‘No!’ ’’

On the 10-minute walk back to camp, Arlow received a text: ‘‘DAD I JUST SHOT A BIG ONE AND HE IS DOWN!!!!’’

She had an 8-point buck for her first deer.

BOTW, the celebration of good deer stories and big bucks around Chicago outdoors, runs Wednesdays on the Sun-Times’ outdoors page as warranted. Send nominations by Facebook (Dale Bowman), Twitter (@BowmanOutside) or email (straycasts@sbcglobal.net).

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