The 2018 firearm deer hunting season is over in Illinois and it includes quite the tale in the southern part of the state. Keith Szablewski (sh-blus-skee) of Johnston City is no trophy hunter though. He’s had some very humble success in the fields and woods, until this year anyway. He landed what appears to be a 51-point buck on private property in Williamson County during the first firearm weekend Nov. 16-to-18.
The points will officially be scored by a panel of judges in July at the Deer and Turkey Classic trade show in Peoria. The current record, according to published reports, is held by a Tennessee hunter in 2016 scoring 47-points.