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Illinois State Big Game Records

If only the Chicago Cubs held as many records as Illinois’ whitetail deer entries


It’s deer, deer, and more deer for Illinois in the Boone and Crockett records. To be fair, the state does offer hunting for turkey, waterfowl, small game, upland birds, and furbearers, but we do not keep records for longest spurs on a turkey or fluffiest squirrel tail. Illinois made waves back in 2018 when Luke Brewster killed a giant non-typical whitetail in Edgar County that scored a mind-boggling 327-7/8. For the moment, it sits at the number three spot for all-time non-typical whitetail. 

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