It’s a crummy picture, I know. But it’s all we have at the moment. The details, too, are sketchy at best. Still, I thought it would give you all something big to discuss and gawk at over the holiday.

Field & Stream Contributing Editor Mark Hicks sent me this picture from his phone after calling to say a friend of a friend (possibly of a friend) recently took this colossus somewhere in Illinois. Word is it green-grosses 228 typical and could net out as the 3rd largest B&C typical ever.

Of course, none of that is confirmed at this stage, as Hicks follows the developing story. But one look at this pick, crummy as it is, makes it clear that this certainly could be a very special buck.

Happy Holidays to all.