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01-28-2022, 06:41 AM
Replies: 15
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Posted By rockport

Can't go wrong with the gun but ammunition can be...

Can't go wrong with the gun but ammunition can be a problem.
01-25-2022, 01:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,554
Posted By rockport

I certainly don't have any problem with you...

I certainly don't have any problem with you shooting running deer. Not my thing anymore but Ive definitely done it and still would but its just not something my hunting style sees happen much if at...
01-25-2022, 09:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,554
Posted By rockport

That is pretty much what I would do. I'm sure I'd...

That is pretty much what I would do. I'm sure I'd be better if I shot the gun more.
01-24-2022, 05:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,554
Posted By rockport

You like other factory triggers better or are you...

You like other factory triggers better or are you comparing to custom triggers?
01-24-2022, 05:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,554
Posted By rockport

But far and away cheaper and easier to come by...

But far and away cheaper and easier to come by which would make them far more accurate for me because I can afford to practice.
01-24-2022, 10:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,554
Posted By rockport

They will for sure but they won't compare to a...

They will for sure but they won't compare to a Savage 220.

I smoked a doe at 180 this year and didn't even think twice about it really....Ive been able to do that for awhile and Ive done it...
12-18-2021, 07:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,104
Posted By rockport

yep, thats a giant...congrats

yep, thats a giant...congrats
11-30-2021, 08:18 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,612
Posted By rockport

After legal shooting hours. There are no...

After legal shooting hours.

There are no laws about how many times you shoot a deer. The laws are regarding when you can shoot a deer.
11-30-2021, 06:47 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,612
Posted By rockport

Unfortunately the law often doesn't allow for a...

Unfortunately the law often doesn't allow for a follow up shot.

Its all the same for me. 100 yards, standing over top of it, ordering it at a restaurant is all the same. I wasn't blessed with out...
11-23-2021, 07:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 415
Posted By rockport

I sure hope someday when I show this picture I'll...

I sure hope someday when I show this picture I'll be saying I killed my first buck 58 years ago.
11-23-2021, 09:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 415
Posted By rockport

Pretty special picture (for us) I forgot to share

Our first bucks 28 years apart
https://i.imgur.com/wBxnwsh.jpg?1
11-23-2021, 09:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 941
Posted By rockport

Thanks all....She was pretty exited about this...

Thanks all....She was pretty exited about this one.

Mom has a 4 deer in the living room rule and her goal remains to make the cut but the competition is pretty stiff and shows no mercy:)
11-23-2021, 09:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 941
Posted By rockport

Yeah those weights are not far off the weights...

Yeah those weights are not far off the weights here. This deer is particularly big in the body....maybe bigger than all but a couple I have ever killed. My buddy killed one the next day with a...
11-23-2021, 06:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 941
Posted By rockport

What is the weight on a good buck there?

What is the weight on a good buck there?
11-21-2021, 08:03 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,039
Posted By rockport

https://i.imgur.com/wZdRNxD.jpg?1

https://i.imgur.com/wZdRNxD.jpg?1
11-21-2021, 01:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,811
Posted By rockport

I tracked one for a buddy last week. He had told...

I tracked one for a buddy last week. He had told me where he hit it and I told him the deer should be down right close, I tracked very sparse blood for 2 hours and 300+ yards starting to think he was...
11-20-2021, 01:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 941
Posted By rockport

I guess I'll have to do it on the computer later.

I guess I'll have to do it on the computer later.
11-20-2021, 12:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 941
Posted By rockport

She got herself a good one. (more pictures added)

First time uploading cell phone pics so hopefully it works.
https://i.imgur.com/wZdRNxD.jpg?1

https://i.imgur.com/gllHYSN.jpg?1


http://i.imgur.com/0wwn04p.jpg?1 (https://imgur.com/0wwn04p)
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11-03-2021, 06:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 750
Posted By rockport

I would just deal with it. Your outdoor...

I would just deal with it. Your outdoor recreation in no more important that theirs.
11-01-2021, 06:41 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,839
Posted By rockport

I got priced out by outfitters to the tune of...

I got priced out by outfitters to the tune of $18,000 for 600 acres......I paid $12,000

Been that way here for a long time though. If I could find 2,000 acres here for $10,000 I'd make an honest...
10-04-2021, 12:14 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,839
Posted By rockport

This stuff has been going on in Illinois for 30...

This stuff has been going on in Illinois for 30 years and has only gotten worse. Its really all good until the demand gets way ahead of the supply then things just get stupid.


I recently...
12-31-2020, 06:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,702
Posted By rockport

Ive always heard good things but never had one....

Ive always heard good things but never had one. Seems like it definitely meets the requirements here. You get 1 inch or less at 100 yards with it? The accutrigger is why I almost always go...
Forum: Midwest
12-31-2020, 12:03 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 14,130
Posted By rockport

For me that is exactly the point. Why in...

For me that is exactly the point.

Why in the world should I continue paying $3-$4/shot for Remington to build straight wall rifle ammo out of plastic to do the same thing I can do with a 450...
12-30-2020, 03:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,702
Posted By rockport

Try out a savage 110 ....spend the rest on a...

Try out a savage 110 ....spend the rest on a vortex scope
12-27-2020, 08:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,478
Posted By rockport

Oddly, Ive never found a slug or broadhead that...

Oddly, Ive never found a slug or broadhead that wasn't mine(or whoever shot and killed it) in a deer and Ive processed to many to keep track. I have found broadheads in hogs. My neighbor shot a...
12-22-2020, 08:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,776
Posted By rockport

I decided to try public late this year so Ive...

I decided to try public late this year so Ive been chasing it a little doing all my scouting during hunting season. At this point I'm hooked and I'm anxious to get started on next season as soon as...
12-22-2020, 12:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,776
Posted By rockport

I think public lands can be very different...

I think public lands can be very different according to your location.
12-22-2020, 09:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,776
Posted By rockport

Having recently started hunting public land I can...

Having recently started hunting public land I can attest the recovery may be the hardest part. There are a lot of hunters here and not much public land so getting something close to the road is...
12-20-2020, 11:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 867
Posted By rockport

Apparently we can use a 35 legend in an AR...

Apparently we can use a 35 legend in an AR "pistol" platform in IL so I'm looking to get one for my daughter because it will fit her much better than my shotgun but they are scarce around here and I...
12-20-2020, 11:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,316
Posted By rockport

2.5 IMO but its hard to judge deer from different...

2.5 IMO but its hard to judge deer from different regions.
12-20-2020, 11:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,527
Posted By rockport

On a side note the ole slick trick worked him...

On a side note the ole slick trick worked him over pretty good. Double lung right above the heart.

https://i.imgur.com/9Q3aZgP.jpg?1
https://i.imgur.com/KN6XYOq.jpg?1

and he was running...
12-20-2020, 11:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,527
Posted By rockport

He actually followed the script pretty well so I...

He actually followed the script pretty well so I was not surprised.......maybe a little surprised it actually worked but he did exactly what I expected. The big surprise was as I adjusted a little to...
12-20-2020, 10:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,527
Posted By rockport

Definitely a different game, The biggest...

Definitely a different game, The biggest difference for me was not being to use an atv and hang permanent stands.
12-19-2020, 07:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,527
Posted By rockport

Public land buck

I decided I wanted to try my hand at highly pressured public land from the ground with a bow this year. After about a month of humbling experiences and realizing maybe I'm not as good at this as I...
12-07-2020, 10:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 669
Posted By rockport

Oh yeah, he's been around awhile. This year he...

Oh yeah, he's been around awhile. This year he was on an absolute tear.
12-07-2020, 09:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 669
Posted By rockport

Old buck

I always preach hunting mature bucks and not just big antlers. Ive always told people on here I chase the challenge of old mature bucks not just big horns so I thought I'd show this guy to prove it....
11-25-2020, 09:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 819
Posted By rockport

Kind of, we would have shot big bucks but we...

Kind of, we would have shot big bucks but we setup for easy shooting situations which usually presents doe and very small buck shots(she didn't want 4 or 6 point 1 year old bucks but I think she...
11-24-2020, 07:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 819
Posted By rockport

Daughters first buck

She had a heck of a time with buck fever. She has been killing doe now problem for a few years but boy did we find out she has major buck fever. She missed a 160 inch buck first morning and this buck...
12-23-2019, 06:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,695
Posted By rockport

Nice, sounds like fun.

Nice, sounds like fun.
12-14-2019, 03:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,068
Posted By rockport

Thanks, he is the 2nd smallest buck on the wall...

Thanks, he is the 2nd smallest buck on the wall behind my very first deer at 141" but that cape was just about perfect. They all look good mounted IMO. They don't have to be giant to look good.
12-13-2019, 08:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,068
Posted By rockport

Here is one I think is in that width range. I...

Here is one I think is in that width range. I killed him early October so he had the summer coat and a double throat patch so I had him done.

It as a tough call because a couple local taxidermist...
12-13-2019, 08:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,068
Posted By rockport

I have 9 mounted deer heads in my house and a...

I have 9 mounted deer heads in my house and a bunch of euro mounts laying around.

Ive never looked at one of my head mounts and thought "man I wish I wouldn't have had that one done" I have...
11-27-2019, 05:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,385
Posted By rockport

Thanks guys, we were very lucky to be able to...

Thanks guys, we were very lucky to be able to continue our hunt. My daughter says her mind was wandering and thinking about the hunt, I hope she learned how quick things can go bad if you don't pay...
11-24-2019, 10:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,385
Posted By rockport

Our first double

We had an eventful season.

Friday evening we had a BIG buck come in 10 minutes after shooting time so we weren't able to shoot him then Saturday morning we let some deer pass as my daughter was...
11-14-2019, 10:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,351
Posted By rockport

One of two things are probably happening. 1....

One of two things are probably happening.

1. He is circling these locations wind checking before he comes in. In that case move down wind and catch him wind checking the scrapes/location not at...
11-10-2019, 06:28 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,455
Posted By rockport

No its Illinois....population 364

No its Illinois....population 364
11-10-2019, 05:01 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,455
Posted By rockport

I gotta admit I am very guilty of not being...

I gotta admit I am very guilty of not being prepared for a followup shot. I blame bowhunting as my instinct is to immediately find out where Ive hit the deer and exactly where its going rather than...
11-09-2019, 09:38 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,455
Posted By rockport

I would say Flags got it right and the hit was...

I would say Flags got it right and the hit was high above/clipping the spine sending massive shock through the deer leaving him dazed and confused for a bit but he will probably live.
11-08-2019, 01:58 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,455
Posted By rockport

There is no below the spine and above the lungs....

There is no below the spine and above the lungs. That is a myth. The spine dips and "no mans land" is above the spine.
11-08-2019, 01:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 974
Posted By rockport

Yeah I agree but the OP indicated it was mostly...

Yeah I agree but the OP indicated it was mostly open I believe. Either way though its a challenge for 6 people to get along on 180 acres even if the terrain makes it plausible.
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