Growing into bowhunting pays off with a bruiser buck

Tony Matutis earns Buck of the Week just a year into bowhunting.

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Tony Matutis arrowed a big buck only a year into bowhunting.

Tony Matutis arrowed a big buck only a year into bowhunting.

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After years of shotgun hunting in Illinois, Tony Matutis, 68, took up bowhunting last year.

On Nov. 6, it paid off for him.

“This guy showed up to chase away a couple small bucks that were pushing some does around,” Matulis emailed. “A couple grunts, [then] they ran off and he stood 40 yards from me. I dropped him at that spot, never had to follow him on foot.”

The 12-pointer had been a 13. Both brow tines were forked and one was broken off.

Buck of the Week, the celebration of big bucks and their stories (the stories matter, as this one shows) from around Chicago outdoors, runs Wednesdays in the paper Sun-Times when the time is right. The online posting at chicago.suntimes.com/outdoors goes up at varied days of the week, depending on what is going on the wide world of the outdoors.

To make submissions, email (BowmanOutside@gmail.com) or contact me on Facebook (Dale Bowman), Twitter (@BowmanOutside) or Instagram (@BowmanOutside).

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