Nolan Lenc of La Grange shot his first deer, a buck, with a compound bow in Woodford County.
“He came in eying two does, made a quick stop at 35 yards and a good hit was put on,” his dad Jim emailed.
They tracked for two and a half hours, then thought of starting over in the morning, only to take one last look at a thorn/switchgrass thicket.
“He was found deep in the thick on that last look,” Jim Lenc emailed.
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/outdoorsgoes up at varied days of the week, depending on what is going on the wide world of the outdoors.