Deer hunting: Camp stories

With firearm deer hunting beginning today in Indiana and Friday in Illinois, I am looking for some deer camp stories.

If you have a deer camp story, either send it to me at or post some contact info below. I could use stories from both Illinois and Indiana.

Click here for my preview from the biologist’s side for Illinois on the Sun-Times outdoors page.

Click here for my preview from the biologist’s side for Indiana in the Post-Tribune.

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