Illinois bowhunter Joel Eggers has bagged a super buck. This huge 11 point buck field dressed 251 pounds and gross scored 211 inches...yeah that's no typo...211 inches of horn and 251 lbs hogdressed. "Super Buck" for sure! (I would have added a picture from the newspaper website but I don't have permission)
The Super Buck was trailing several does as they came past Joel's treestand.
The picture is awesome. You can tell at first glance, this is one big bodied buck! The body is huge!
Joel was hunting one afternoon after work when the shot at the Super Buck presented itself.
The doe led the buck to within 18 yards of Eggers, who didn't have a clear shooting lane. Eggers called the deer in closer with several grunts, the last of which produced his money shot.
"When I did that, he stopped and looked in my direction," Eggers said. "At that point, I let it fly. I was nervous, but I tried to stay focused on keeping everything right. I made sure my arrow was on the arrow rest. I made sure my clothes were tucked in so nothing was going to get caught in my bow string."
Eggers was using a 70-pound Hoyt compound bow with a Strictnine broadhead made by Rocket Arrowheads on an Easton Axis arrow. The shot caught the stomach as the deer was quartering away and came out behind the front shoulder.
The buck ran about 200 yards before coming to rest in some fallen brush. As he approached the animal, Eggers' heart felt like it was going to burst through his chest.
"I realized how big of a body and everything he had," he said. "I couldn't believe it."
Joel's buck will likely be one of the biggest bodied bucks killed this year, if the THE biggest bodied buck.
Our congratulations goes out to Joel for bagging a truly Trophy Illinois Buck.