Mark Stewart has good reason to look ahead.
In December, he harvested this buck with a muzzleloader in Clark County.
It’s a buck worth waiting on.
“He will score 170, I’ll have him back February, 2022,” Stewart messaged. “Cliff’s Taxidermy in Plainfield does all my work.”
Bucks are scored by adding and subtracting various measurements in inches of the rack.
The last of Illinois’ deer-hunting seasons end Sunday, Jan. 17.
BOTW, the celebration of hunting 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. This year there is a lot going on.