Though Anthony already took a beautiful buck earlier this fall (Illinois residents can tag two bucks with archery gear), he used even more than the usual ingenuity to fill his second tag with this great trophy. "I was hunting in farm country, on a property I'd been saving all fall," he told me. "There's very little timber on the spot, just a tiny little piece of property out in the middle of nowhere. But this is where I find big bucks in the aftermath of our gun seasons, which just ended. I think bucks that get pressured in larger tracts of woods head out to these places, where most hunters don't bother them."