In a state where big buck stories are common, this one still has them talking. On the last Sunday of November, after the state’s first firearms season had closed, Travis Cockburn arrowed a buck with more than 30 scoreable points, and that green scored a stunning 258 5/8 inches. The mass of the rack is ridiculous. Where most folks say the bases “were as big as a soda can” Travis’ was actually bigger—and he has a photo to prove it. The buck netted 242 7/8 B&C points, which will be good enough for #4 all-time in Illinois provided the measurement holds up after the 60-day drying period.