According to Heartland Outdoors, central Illinois hunter Jason Sanders shot this big buck on Dec. 1, 2011, on the opening day of the second firearm season, grossing 192 3/8 inches and netting 184 7/8 as 4×4 after side-to-side deductions. With a 1 6/8-inch sticker off a G2, that brings the final green net score as an eight-point to 183 1/8 typical.
The current Boone & Crockett world record is a tie between a buck from Michigan and one from South Dakota, both of which netted 180 3/8.
Sanders said he had seen trail cam photos of the buck during the first firearm season, but never got a good enough shot and let him go. He was sure not to let that happen again.
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