Maddie Morgan submitted this eight-point buck, which was taken during firearm season in McHenry County.

She had hunted for a decade with her dad David and noted: ‘‘Not many people expect a 20-year-old, 5-foot-tall girl to shoot a big buck!’’

She’s right about that.

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