Bob Elliott arrowed a big buck–14 points, if broken ones are counted–with a crossbow in November in northeastern Illinois. The Mokena man had a good a trail cam photo, too.

“200 pounds, hard for a 65-year-old man to get out,” he emailed with a cart photo.

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Bob Elliott and his big buck.