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Buck big enough for family affair: Kevin Baker’s first buck with a bow big enough for Buck of the Week

Kevin Baker’s first buck with a bow was big enough to be a family affair and to earn Buck of the Week honors.

Kevin Baker’s first buck with a bow was a big one. Provided photo
Kevin Baker’s first buck with a bow was a big one.
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Tim Baker nominated his brother Kevin, who bagged his first deer with a bow, for Buck of the Week. That family aspect fits.

“He’s been hunting and studying hard trying to pattern this specific buck on private land only a few hours from Chicago,” Baker emailed. “It was a family affair with uncles, an aunt, and a German shepherd, all there to see the massive buck.”

Yes, the family affair side of this story is part of what makes it special.

Family shared in the joy of Kevin Baker’s first buck with a bow. Provided photo
Family shared in the joy of Kevin Baker’s first buck with a bow.
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BOTW, the celebration of big bucks and their stories (the stories matter as this one shows) around Chicago outdoors, runs Wednesdays in the paper Sun-Times during the season. The online posting here at https://chicago.suntimes.com/outdoors goes up at varied days of the week, depending on what is going on the wide world of the outdoors.

Submit nominations by message on Facebook (Dale Bowman), on Twitter (@BowmanOutside) and Instagram (@BowmanOutside) or email (BowmanOutside@gmail.com).