Illinois hunter had No. 3 B&C rack in basement for decades before realizing the unique buck he had

After a long day of hunting pheasants in LaSalle County, Ill., Sam Aiuppa put the dog away and climbed into a stand along the timber. The hunter from West Chicago replaced birdshot with a slug in his Remington 870 and waited for evening.
It was November 1991, and the peak of the whitetail rut had arrived in Illinois. After 40 minutes or so, a buck sauntered under Aiuppa’s stand. He shot it. This March, three decades after the fateful hunt, the antlers from that buck created a storm at the 2024 Iowa Deer Classic.

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