Although itâ€™s hard to nail down my top five species, it really wasnâ€™t that hard to come up with my top five bow hunts in North America.Â These are hunts that truly stand out for one reason or another.
Illinois 202-Inch Whitetail with Golden Triangle Whitetails
I grew up in Minnesota and was born and raised around deer hunting. I dreamed of someday hunting big bucks, but never imagined the kind of hunting I found in Illinois. Like anyplace, there are not record book bucks around every tree, but it is a place you will kill big deer if you put in your time. Iâ€™ve gone a couple seasons without filling my tags, but usually the patience pays off. I was lucky enough to notch my tag on this 202-inch buck during a late season hunt with Golden Triangle Whitetails a couple years back. As a little girl, I probably would have fallen over if someone wouldâ€™ve told me someday I would take home a 200-inch trophy with my bow, but it happened and there is no one in this world that could have had a bigger smile or been more proud. As a hardcore whitetail hunter, Illinois is my No. 1 choice for a chance at a buck of a lifetime.