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11-19-2015, 12:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 367
Posted By Widgeonus

Eagle Lakes Outfitters Pike County, IL

Anyone ever hunt with them. Seriously considering a late season hunt (late December) with them and just wanted to get some reviews, good or bad.

Thanks in advance.
Forum: Bowhunting
11-18-2015, 07:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 13,655
Posted By Widgeonus

Makes perfect sense man. Appreciate the advice.

Makes perfect sense man. Appreciate the advice.
Forum: Bowhunting
11-16-2015, 12:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 13,655
Posted By Widgeonus

Does it make any difference that the hunt...

Does it make any difference that the hunt wouldn't be until the last week in December? Would the deer be more predictable coming to food plots and less pressure due to less hunters?

Never hunted...
Forum: Midwest
11-16-2015, 11:05 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 11,432
Posted By Widgeonus

Eagle Lakes Outfitters Pike County, IL

Anyone ever hunt with them. Seriously considering a late season hunt with them and just wanted to get some reviews, good or bad.

Thanks in advance.
Forum: Bowhunting
11-16-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 13,655
Posted By Widgeonus

Eagle Lakes Outfitters Pike County, IL

Anyone ever hunt with them. Seriously considering a late season hunt with them and just wanted to get some reviews, good or bad.

Thanks in advance.
Forum: Midwest
11-24-2012, 02:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,422
Posted By Widgeonus

Illinois in late December

Was considering going back to Illinois this year after Christmas. What is the hunting usually like in Pike County around that time? Have never been there that late in the year.
Forum: Midwest
09-25-2012, 02:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,841
Posted By Widgeonus

yup..sure do. Grocery store in Pleasant Hill...

yup..sure do. Grocery store in Pleasant Hill called Bob's Red Fox does deer processing in back. Bring the deer to them gutted and they will do whatever you want. cape it, quarter it, get it ready for...
Forum: Midwest
08-18-2011, 07:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,914
Posted By Widgeonus

Combo and Single Antlerless-Only Permits or...

Combo and Single Antlerless-Only Permits or available at DNR Direct License Vendors August 2.Beginning Aug. 2, resident combination archery deer permits and resident antlerless-only archery deer...
Forum: Bowhunting
12-08-2009, 06:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 593
Posted By Widgeonus

The only time the angle comensation would be...

The only time the angle comensation would be useful is if you are shooting up or down hill at extreme angles....if you are hunting 20' up in a tree on relatively flat ground then it is less than 1...
Forum: Bowhunting
12-07-2009, 12:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 596
Posted By Widgeonus

Thanks guys....we are going to give it a shot.

Thanks guys....we are going to give it a shot.
Forum: Midwest
12-03-2009, 06:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,246
Posted By Widgeonus

Late season tactics

Ok...My wife and I have decided to make a return trip to Pike County, IL on the 13th of December. This will be the first time I will be hunting up there late in the season. Any suggestions on what I...
Forum: Bowhunting
12-03-2009, 06:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 596
Posted By Widgeonus

Late season tactics

Ok...My wife and I have decided to make a return trip to Pike County, IL on the 13th of December. This will be the first time I will be hunting up there late in the season. Any suggestions on what I...
Forum: Bowhunting
12-02-2009, 09:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,143
Posted By Widgeonus

So that means that either were waayyyy up in a...

So that means that either were waayyyy up in a tree or you were hunting on the side of the hill. If your measured distance with your range finder was 41 yards and your true distance was 36 yards then...
Forum: Midwest
12-01-2009, 10:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,111
Posted By Widgeonus

I get off this ship on the 9th...I'll be giving...

I get off this ship on the 9th...I'll be giving you a call then. May be able to meet up and swap stories.
Forum: Bowhunting
11-30-2009, 09:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 732
Posted By Widgeonus

Looks like the wife and I will give it another...

Looks like the wife and I will give it another shot around the 14th of December (her birthday). Hoping for her to get a shot at a doe. She has never gotten a whitetail with her bow. I think she is...
Forum: Bowhunting
11-30-2009, 09:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,143
Posted By Widgeonus

At 15 (5 yards) up in a tree you will be .3 yards...

At 15 (5 yards) up in a tree you will be .3 yards off at 40 yards, .4 yards off at 30 yards, and .6 yards difference at 20 yards.

So, unless you plan on shooting at extreme angles, like in...
Forum: Midwest
11-30-2009, 07:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,111
Posted By Widgeonus

We go into Pittsfield quite often to get...

We go into Pittsfield quite often to get groceries and eat at the Red Dome. We'll be hunting on private land around the Pleasant Hill area. One area has shelled corn and a few acres of alfalfa and...
Forum: Bowhunting
11-29-2009, 03:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 732
Posted By Widgeonus

I won't be able to make it out there til after...

I won't be able to make it out there til after the late muzzleloader season...Probably get there around the 14th of December.
Forum: Bowhunting
11-28-2009, 07:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 732
Posted By Widgeonus

Illinois late season hunting.

I made a trip up there (Pike County) during the first two weeks of November and didn't tag out. I was thinking of driving back up there for another week on the 13th (right after muzzleloader season)....
Forum: Midwest
11-28-2009, 12:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,111
Posted By Widgeonus

Thinking of going back to Pike County IL in December

I made a trip up there during the first two weeks of November and didn't tag out. I was thinking of driving back up there for another week on the 13th (right after muzzleloader season). I've never...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-22-2009, 11:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 633
Posted By Widgeonus

called EPIRBs Electronic Position Indicating...

called EPIRBs
Electronic Position Indicating Radio Beacons

works off GPS and is specific to the person (or vessel) using it.
Forum: Midwest
12-09-2008, 08:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,847
Posted By Widgeonus

RE: Blago has been taken into Federal Custody!

Here is the link to the article. http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081209/ap_on_re_us/blagojevich_corruption_probe

Looks like they got him on wire tap. I hunt in Illinois but live in Louisiana. I...
Forum: Bowhunting
11-08-2008, 08:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 351
Posted By Widgeonus

RE: P&Y scoring question

Thanks guys. I appreciate it
Forum: Bowhunting
11-07-2008, 05:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 351
Posted By Widgeonus

P&Y scoring question

Are the deductions calculated by total per side or by each point.

For instance, the buck I shot scored 55 1/8 on one side and 55 0/8 on the other with 14 6/8 inside spread (124 7/8 total). Does...
Forum: Bowhunting
11-07-2008, 05:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,964
Posted By Widgeonus

RE: Got my first Wall Hanger

I only have the jacket and I love it!!!!! I wear an Under Armor base layer, a long sleeve shirt, and this jacket and i'm good down to freezing temps.

Thanks for the comments guys.

My...
Forum: Bowhunting
11-07-2008, 08:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,964
Posted By Widgeonus

Got my first Wall Hanger

On the 26th of October I finally shot a deer that I felt worthy of hanging on the wall. I was hunting in Pike County, IL with Whitetail Ventures and shot this guy at 5:30 in the evening during a wind...
Forum: Midwest
08-19-2008, 05:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 766
Posted By Widgeonus

RE: Calhoun county IL...Mozier area

I could walk right into the river from our property. Guess I'll just have to hope for the best. I'll be up there around the 17th of October for two weeks. I work offshore and have to be back to work...
Forum: Midwest
08-19-2008, 04:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 766
Posted By Widgeonus

Calhoun county IL...Mozier area

Anyone know what it looks like around the river in Mozier. I have land leased that is right along the river and was curious how it looked with all the flooding.

Had a blast on the property last...
Forum: Midwest
07-29-2008, 09:39 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,363
Posted By Widgeonus

Forum: Midwest
07-24-2008, 10:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,846
Posted By Widgeonus

RE: Ill. tags in the mail

leftover tags will go onsale August 12th at 8am according to the DNR website.
Forum: Midwest
07-24-2008, 03:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,846
Posted By Widgeonus

RE: Ill. tags in the mail

The DNR website stated that all NR Archery applicants that applied in June will receive their tags by mid August. Everyone who applied will get a tag and all leftover tags will be sold on a first...
Forum: Midwest
06-25-2008, 05:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 680
Posted By Widgeonus

RE: How will the flooding affect hunting?

I guess I was wondering how things were the season after the flood in '93. I am hunting bottom lands close to the river.
Forum: Midwest
06-25-2008, 03:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 680
Posted By Widgeonus

How will the flooding affect hunting?

I am leasing the same land that I did last year and was wondering everyones thoughts on how the flooding will affect hunting this year. The land is in Mozier, IL (Calhoun county Hwy 100 and Hwy...
Forum: Bowhunting
11-24-2007, 01:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 622
Posted By Widgeonus

First archery buck!!!

What a year!!!! I got my first ever archery whitetail in early October and my first archery buck (and biggest with any weapon) in mid November. After many years of trying and never closing the deal,...
Forum: Bowhunting
11-06-2007, 06:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 17,063
Posted By Widgeonus

RE: Need deer anatomy pictures.

http://www.gamasutraexchange.com/FullPreview/Index.cfm/ID/292686
Forum: Bowhunting
11-01-2007, 07:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 666
Posted By Widgeonus

RE: Pike county rut

So, I should be in good shape going up next week. I am working on a ship right now and it is killing me that I can't be up there right now.
Forum: Bowhunting
11-01-2007, 07:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 666
Posted By Widgeonus

Pike county rut

How long does the rut normally last in Pike County Illinois? Is anyone seeing any sign of it starting up?

I will be up there from the 9th until shotgun season start. This is my first year in...
Forum: Midwest
11-01-2007, 06:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,627
Posted By Widgeonus

RE: Chase is on!!!!

How long does the rut normally last up there. I won't be able to go until next Friday the 9th. This is my first year in Illinois and am hoping I don't miss the rut. I'll be there from the 9th until...
Forum: Midwest
11-01-2007, 12:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,808
Posted By Widgeonus

RE: Stage of Midwest rut.....

I won't be able to get up to Pike County until the 9th of November. Do you think that the rut will still be in or be in a more post rut pattern. This is my first year up in Illinois.
Forum: Midwest
07-17-2007, 12:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 991
Posted By Widgeonus

IL NR Archery did not sell out.

I'll be there this fall!!!

2007 Non-Resident Archery Deer Application. Those who applied for the end of June lottery will receive their permits in late August.

There are approximately...
Forum: Midwest
07-16-2007, 03:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,157
Posted By Widgeonus

RE: Illinois Non-Resident Lottery

not sure about that but they haven't even officially announced that they havne't met the quota of 20,000 NR tags yet. They aren't suppose to do this until the end of July
Forum: Midwest
07-15-2007, 06:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,157
Posted By Widgeonus

RE: Illinois Non-Resident Lottery

Last year they sold the extra tags on a first come first serve basis. I'm assuming they'll do the same this year.
Forum: Midwest
07-13-2007, 10:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,157
Posted By Widgeonus

RE: Illinois Non-Resident Lottery

Here's what it has on the DNR website. Everyone that applied last year got archer tags.



4) If you have been denied your permit you will receive a refund within approximately four (4) weeks.
Forum: Midwest
06-10-2007, 11:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 833
Posted By Widgeonus

RE: Illinois NR Archery

It takes 2 to 3 weeksto show up in the system.

I applied on the 1st of June. I justwanted to know WHEN will the drawing for the tags be. I was hoping someone with experience could answer this...
Forum: Midwest
06-09-2007, 08:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 833
Posted By Widgeonus

Forum: Midwest
06-07-2007, 10:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 833
Posted By Widgeonus

Illinois NR Archery

I applied for my NR archery tag on June 1st through the DNR online license sales. Will I receive anything in the mail? When will I know if I have drawn for my archery tags? Thanks for helping a...
Forum: Midwest
04-22-2007, 07:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 944
Posted By Widgeonus

RE: Nonresident Illinois archery tags

Thanks a bunch....Looking forward to an opportunity to take my first deer with a bow.
Forum: Midwest
04-22-2007, 07:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 944
Posted By Widgeonus

Nonresident Illinois archery tags

This will be my first year hunting in Illinois and have a question.

When applying for a nonresidentarchery tag in Illinois, do you have to specify a county or is it for the whole state? I know...
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