Jason Heaver bagged the only deer he had a shot at all season in McHenry County.

“He was actually bedded 30 yards from me,’’ he emailed.

The 212-pound, 13-point buck was worth the wait in second firearm season.

The photo below of biologist Stefanie Fitzsimons provides some perspective on the size of the deer.

BOTW, the celebration of good deer stories and big bucks around Chicago outdoors, runs Wednesdays on the Sun-Times’ outdoors page as warranted. Send nominations by Facebook (Dale Bowman), Twitter (@BowmanOutside) or email (straycasts@sbcglobal.net).