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Forum: Midwest
11-21-2016, 10:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 807
Posted By ChicagoTRS

They are uncommon to see as they are so wary and...

They are uncommon to see as they are so wary and mostly nocturnal but there is a healthy population in most of the midwest.

Illinois asks in their automated deer check-in survey, how many...
12-17-2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,479
Posted By ChicagoTRS

Illinois deer...25 pounds of meat would be a...

Illinois deer...25 pounds of meat would be a fawn. Typical 1.5 year or older doe will yield 35-60 pounds of meat.

If you are in the south...25 pounds of meat from a medium size doe may be about...
Forum: Midwest
01-07-2015, 01:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 647
Posted By ChicagoTRS

Field dressing is not really that difficult. I...

Field dressing is not really that difficult. I would not let it intimidate you. Personally the first deer I dressed I did on my own with a print out from the internet on "how to field dress a...
Forum: Midwest
07-01-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,886
Posted By ChicagoTRS

Have seen Bobcats from my deer stand in Jackson...

Have seen Bobcats from my deer stand in Jackson and Union counties.
Forum: Midwest
03-08-2013, 12:35 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,891
Posted By ChicagoTRS

Live in Will County...hunt Jackson and Union...

Live in Will County...hunt Jackson and Union counties...
12-03-2012, 11:14 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,650
Posted By ChicagoTRS

Did not notice any decline in the IL southern...

Did not notice any decline in the IL southern counties...I saw more deer in 1st season than I have ever seen in the past.

The opening weekend numbers were ~+10% for the entire state:...
11-29-2012, 09:04 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,187
Posted By ChicagoTRS

Depends. Rightfully/legally in most places it...

Depends. Rightfully/legally in most places it was your deer because you had the final kill shot.

Given this fact "nicest buck I ever shot.", Personally I probably would have kept it (but not...
11-20-2012, 05:30 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,964
Posted By ChicagoTRS

That may be your rule but I have never heard it...

That may be your rule but I have never heard it that way...it is always the fatal shot. Whoever kills the deer gets the deer...an injured deer is not dead...have seen many healed old wounds on deer.
10-30-2012, 11:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,721
Posted By ChicagoTRS

Remington 11-87 semi-auto Remington sabot...

Remington 11-87 semi-auto
Remington sabot slugs...nut sure of current brand name as they seem to change every other season.
Longest kill is ~100 yards but would feel comfortable taking a shot out...
11-15-2011, 07:08 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 22,534
Posted By ChicagoTRS

I would never buy another Rocky boot...the soles...

I would never buy another Rocky boot...the soles completely disintegrating after wearing them probably less than 50 times. Cheap cheap low quality boots.

Have Danners now and really like...
Forum: Midwest
11-09-2010, 11:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,965
Posted By ChicagoTRS

As a non-resident you can absolutely purchase an...

As a non-resident you can absolutely purchase an antlerless bow tag...

I hunt with a few non-residents every season and a few do antlerless...can purchase the tag right over the counter.
Forum: Midwest
01-20-2010, 12:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,990
Posted By ChicagoTRS

Went looking today at lunch...have a forest...

Went looking today at lunch...have a forest preserve a couple minutes from my job. No luck.

Did see three deer one definitely looked to be an anterless buck.
11-25-2009, 04:59 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 25,677
Posted By ChicagoTRS

6:27am opening morning...nice 8 pointer...not the...

6:27am opening morning...nice 8 pointer...not the hugest rack but symmetrical and clean...Jackson County Illinois...
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v71/chicagotrs/aftershot.jpg
03-31-2009, 01:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,118
Posted By ChicagoTRS

RE: Illinois Public Land

Shawnee National Forest is the way to go...and especially if you are bow hunting you do not necessarily have to get very far off the beaten path as the pressure will not be all that great.

Would...
Forum: Midwest
03-08-2009, 03:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,444
Posted By ChicagoTRS

RE: Hunting in Illinois or Ohio

A little research and you can find a ton of public land...expecially in Southern IL.
Forum: Midwest
03-08-2009, 03:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,217
Posted By ChicagoTRS

RE: Ill sheds

West side...this is the first year I have hit the Cook County woods...tons and tons of deer. Woods are so sketchy though...feel like I should be armed.
Forum: Midwest
03-02-2009, 11:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,217
Posted By ChicagoTRS

RE: Ill sheds

I went out again this weekend...tried a new set of woods...struck out as usual. Saw a bunch of deer...none with antlers...

Seemed like a lot of foot traffic in these particular woods...probably...
Forum: Midwest
02-28-2009, 07:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 12,743
Posted By ChicagoTRS

RE: IL FOID card delay ??

I just renewed mine around a month ago and probably received the card 2 weeks after submitting the app?
02-26-2009, 07:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,885
Posted By ChicagoTRS

RE: Venison-longer in the freezer=less gamey?

All this talk of venison has me craving some...

I think there are a lot of factors that go into how a deer tastes:

deers diet...

how clean a kill...

field dressing correctly...
02-26-2009, 07:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,355
Posted By ChicagoTRS

Dutch Oven Cooking...

Was just looking through some pics from last seasons hunts and I thought I would share some dutch oven pics...


Venison stew...
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v71/chicagotrs/DSCN2903.jpg...
Forum: Midwest
02-26-2009, 07:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,217
Posted By ChicagoTRS

RE: Ill sheds

I saw 45 deer just driving through a forest preserve this past week...none with antlers...I have to imagine many were bucks...I think most have dropped.
Forum: Midwest
02-26-2009, 07:23 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,450
Posted By ChicagoTRS

RE: Shed Hunting in western wisconsin

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v71/chicagotrs/IMG_0480.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v71/chicagotrs/IMG_0500.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v71/chicagotrs/IMG_0505.jpg

Shed...
02-25-2009, 01:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,282
Posted By ChicagoTRS

RE: Time for shed hunting yet?

I think they are pretty much dropped in IL...I saw 45 deer an evening last week in a preserve...none with antlers and I have to imagine a portion of them had to be bucks.
02-24-2009, 08:09 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,252
Posted By ChicagoTRS

RE: Rocky Boots

Just want to add to the thread.

I have a pair of Rocky's purchased 4 years ago from Cabela's...I have only used them probably 25 times in the field and this season the sole literally crumbled...
Forum: Midwest
02-16-2009, 11:47 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,450
Posted By ChicagoTRS

RE: Shed Hunting in western wisconsin

Went out again this weekend...found nothing.

Got a some great pics of a group of 3 deer that let me get within ~25 yards of them. They were barely concerned with me.
02-16-2009, 11:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,845
Posted By ChicagoTRS

RE: "Shed Horns O'plenty this spring", I hope....

Man am I jealous...I went out for my third hunt of the season this weekend. Found nothing... Saw three nice deer and got some great pictures as they let me get within ~25 yards of them and were not...
Forum: Midwest
02-06-2009, 12:49 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,450
Posted By ChicagoTRS

RE: Shed Hunting in western wisconsin

Went out this past weekend...no luck...ton of sign...and saw 7 deer...saw a group of six and pretty sure there had to be a couple antlerless bucks among them as the deer looked relatively big. Some...
Forum: Midwest
02-06-2009, 12:41 PM
02-05-2009, 06:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,589
Posted By ChicagoTRS

RE: I love Hunting, But..........

No doubt...nothing greater than being a parent. I am a single parent to a 5 year old son and he is what drives me in everything I do.
Forum: Midwest
02-02-2009, 06:28 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,387
Posted By ChicagoTRS

RE: Wolves De-listed

DNR estimates ~3000 wolves in Minnesota...

Estimates say each wolf kills on average 20 deer per year...

60000 less deer... (DNR estimates say 43K deer)...

Humans take around 200K per...
02-01-2009, 07:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,680
Posted By ChicagoTRS

RE: deer and osage oranges/hedge apples

Was out shed hunting today...and found tons of sign around the hedge apple trees...and kicked up some deer...
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v71/chicagotrs/IMG_0455a.jpg
...
01-29-2009, 12:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,680
Posted By ChicagoTRS

RE: deer and osage oranges/hedge apples

Deer definitely eat them. If you are talking about these:
http://www.hedgeballchuckin.com/db4/00306/hedgeballchuckin.com/_uimages/hedgeapple3.jpg

I have always heard these are one of the last...
Forum: Midwest
01-29-2009, 12:50 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,450
Posted By ChicagoTRS

RE: Shed Hunting in western wisconsin

I went out in Northern IL this past weekend and then once at lunch...found a ton of sign...saw some deer...but no sheds. Too much snow right now here...figure most are buried unless you find it in a...
Forum: Midwest
01-26-2009, 11:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,264
Posted By ChicagoTRS

RE: IL boys-I need some help

You should be able to find something relatively close to that area for ~500-600 a month...one bedroom or studio. Try searching in Glen Ellyn, Lombard, Carol Stream, Bartlett, Oak Brook Terrace...
...
Forum: Midwest
01-09-2009, 08:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,643
Posted By ChicagoTRS

RE: Illinois

There is plenty of public land in Shawneenational forest that is great for hunting and not hunted hard...

I hunt public land and rarely see another hunter...
01-07-2009, 09:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,063
Posted By ChicagoTRS

RE: I'm writing a paper on hunting. Give me your opinions... please...

Excellent work!

If you are looking for suggestions for additional content, some other areas that could be included:
1)Overpopulation not only can cause starvation but is a contributer to...
01-02-2009, 08:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 862
Posted By ChicagoTRS

RE: Can't submit a post

This happens to me nearly every time I post. I have to logout and login again from the main page before posting or I always get the session timeout error. Very annoying.

I will come to the site...
12-29-2008, 12:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,766
Posted By ChicagoTRS

RE: coyote i shot while deer hunting... pics

double check...you can shoot coyotes during deer season in IL...need to have a valid deer tag though...
12-12-2008, 11:20 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,740
Posted By ChicagoTRS

RE: Eating road kill! *GASP*

As long as it is known fresh I do not understand how anyone could have an issue with it. We had a group bowhunting earlier this year at a state park and a ranger pulled up to our site and let us know...
Forum: Guns
12-10-2008, 03:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,871
Posted By ChicagoTRS

RE: best slug gun?????

Remington 11-87 Sportsman Deer plus a decent scope and I feel very confident shooting out to 150 yards with Remington Core-Lokt slugs. Semi-auto,rifled barrelfor slugs, cantilevered scope mount.

...
11-29-2008, 09:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 557
Posted By ChicagoTRS

RE: How do you like to fix you deer meat?

The key to frying (or grilling) it is not to cook it very long...venison is obviously very lean...if you are frying backstrap or a hind steak you want it cut around 3/4 inch thickness and you...
11-25-2008, 12:16 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,246
Posted By ChicagoTRS

RE: Deer hunting over rated?

It would not be hunting/sport if it was easy.

Ilikenhunting to poker...you could be the best most prepared player at the table but sometimes the cards just work against you and you lose...but...
11-23-2008, 11:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,495
Posted By ChicagoTRS

RE: morning or afternoon?

Depends on the spot...though I would much rather kill a deer in the morning so I have all day and light to field dress, cart the deer out, etc...
11-23-2008, 11:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 814
Posted By ChicagoTRS

RE: Northern Illinois Shotgun...too much corn standing

They were moving in So IL...but we are mostly hunting forest...best in our group:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v71/chicagotrs/JA_8_2008.jpg
Forum: Midwest
11-23-2008, 11:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,410
Posted By ChicagoTRS

RE: Southern Illinois first season

We had 5 hunters in our camp 1st season...Jackson and Union public land...3 bucks (4/8/8)and 1 nice doe. The big8 pointer was a brute...biggest bodied deer of the 100 or so deer I saw in various...
Forum: Midwest
11-23-2008, 09:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 750
Posted By ChicagoTRS

RE: Attention all shed hunters!

Try eBay...can get common sheds for not much more than shipping...
Forum: Midwest
11-17-2008, 01:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,410
Posted By ChicagoTRS

RE: Southern Illinois first season

I love it...no rain and plenty cold...now if the winds just stay down we will be golden...
11-17-2008, 01:33 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 226,275
Posted By ChicagoTRS

RE: Backstrap vs tenderloin

Generally I would say remove the tenderloins yourself...they are simple to get out...just slide your hand behind and cut off the two ends. I know a lot of people who remove the tenderloins while...
11-17-2008, 07:29 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,639
Posted By ChicagoTRS

RE: WHO'S Deer IS IT??

Not even debateable...it is the 2nd shooters buck...last shooter before death takes it...
11-12-2008, 08:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,815
Posted By ChicagoTRS

RE: Gift for a hunter?

Will you marry me?

heheh just kidding...it looks awesome to me...I would love it...
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