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Forum: Midwest
04-16-2019, 07:32 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,974
Posted By Zim

Absolutely nothing has changed in neither...

Absolutely nothing has changed in neither Michigan nor Alabama for decades. They both have long rifle seasons in peak rut. The same is true for any other state as well. Long rifle seasons in peak rut...
Forum: Midwest
04-14-2019, 07:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,974
Posted By Zim

This is a joke, right? Alabama??? See that big...

This is a joke, right? Alabama??? See that big white hole in the bottom of the map? Do you even need to see the stats?...
Forum: Midwest
04-14-2019, 07:26 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,974
Posted By Zim

Yes and you want to see the result of your...

Yes and you want to see the result of your state's two week, two buck rifle seasons? Take a gander............https://shop.qdma.com/boone-crockett-and-pope-young-distribution-map-1996-2005.html See...
Forum: Midwest
04-11-2019, 11:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,974
Posted By Zim

hunter's life I see you avoided all my questions....

hunter's life I see you avoided all my questions. Try again. A few drives and views here and there mean nothing. Analysis of P&Y numbers reported in states with rifles in the rut tell the tale. ...
Forum: Midwest
04-08-2019, 09:59 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,974
Posted By Zim

Sorry...........not buying it. Where in Iowa have...

Sorry...........not buying it. Where in Iowa have you hunted? When? Where and when did you hunt Indiana, Illinois & Kansas? Specifically. Please share.

I have seen first hand what bad management...
Forum: Midwest
04-08-2019, 04:47 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,974
Posted By Zim

Delusional

Anyone who thinks these bad liberal politician wildlife management decisions have no consequences is delusional. They degrade everyone’s wildlife in the long run.
Forum: Midwest
04-07-2019, 07:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,974
Posted By Zim

Bad

You can say these things about any bad deer management state in the country. Ya it is not impossible to luck out and find a secluded honey hole. It’s just that if you think if you go to the most...
Forum: Midwest
04-04-2019, 02:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,048
Posted By Zim

Indiana

You can always just do like I did a month ago and get the hell out of Illinois. Bought a home in NW Indiana after renting for 12 years due to Mad Mike’s tax and pension fiasco. I now live in LaPorte...
Forum: Midwest
04-03-2019, 09:21 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,974
Posted By Zim

I have hunted Illinois public land as well as 15...

I have hunted Illinois public land as well as 15 other states for over 25 years. The quality totally sucks today compared to when I began, before the regulations were cut down not by the DNR, but...
Forum: Midwest
03-27-2019, 04:20 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,974
Posted By Zim

Rifles in Illinois

Just what we need to further exploit a downward spiraling deer herd. Illinois politicians have no shame. It’s all about filling their pocket with cash at any cost.

HB2783 flew through committee...
01-15-2019, 09:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,110
Posted By Zim

Actually I like the reversed arrangement I got,...

Actually I like the reversed arrangement I got, because I don't run-n-gun turkey. I just sit in my blind over dekes if in a low pressure area. This will be convenient when toting the wife. But in the...
01-15-2019, 12:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,110
Posted By Zim

Will be taking my wife on her first hunts this...

Will be taking my wife on her first hunts this spring. She returned to China today to visit family for the next month. So I'll take advantage by getting deer scouting done. But looking forward to...
10-01-2018, 06:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,146
Posted By Zim

Yes, when we return home. Tried to load a few...

Yes, when we return home. Tried to load a few directly off iphone but had issues. This site is not real photo friendly. Still got a few stops to Shapleigh, Boston & Columbus. Plus Valpo to see my...
09-30-2018, 01:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,146
Posted By Zim

Results

Reporting from Maine: Maine moose hunt concluded with a successful harvest on day 4. Not an older bull but recovered quickly. Two other camp friends in the party took ~40” bulls the first & third...
07-20-2018, 11:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,146
Posted By Zim

Most of the bulls prefer the thick 3-5 year old...

Most of the bulls prefer the thick 3-5 year old timber cuts. Tough to see in there. I even took a climbing treestand and set up 30' high observation stands over a couple of these cuts. Still more...
07-19-2018, 09:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,146
Posted By Zim

It was zone C-2. Hunt got down to the last two...

It was zone C-2. Hunt got down to the last two days with no mature bull sightings, so we looked and found an active logger, Harold Burlock, and asked for advice. He put me on this bull. Super nice...
07-18-2018, 08:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,146
Posted By Zim

No he is a resident and extremely familiar with...

No he is a resident and extremely familiar with the zone. He helped me get my 53 1/2” bull next door in NH.
07-17-2018, 08:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,146
Posted By Zim

Both hurricane1 and his son drew unit 1 moose...

Both hurricane1 and his son drew unit 1 moose permits! He helped me on my hunt in 2012. Coincidentally, my wife and I had a trip planned to Toronto/Maine/Boston that same week of his their hunt! ...
06-29-2018, 10:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 547
Posted By Zim

I'm not from Lincoln, but my work takes me...

I'm not from Lincoln, but my work takes me through there several times a year. Also drive through every year for hunting trips. Been hunting the public statewide for 25+ years. Also scout new...
06-21-2018, 08:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 349
Posted By Zim

I finally decided to burn my max deer points in...

I finally decided to burn my max deer points in 87 this year due to failing to draw any tags in all the previous draws. Since it's a straight shot west on I-80 I'll buy the archery license and bow...
Forum: West
06-10-2018, 11:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,040
Posted By Zim

There's a couple threads on unit 61 going on MM. ...

There's a couple threads on unit 61 going on MM. I have 12 points and odds for a NR archery tag went up to 25% this year for my point pool. I could draw one of those late rifle hunts but have heard...
06-09-2018, 09:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,146
Posted By Zim

Maine Moose Results Posted

http://moose.informe.org/

Anyone get lucky? Not me.
06-02-2018, 09:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 254
Posted By Zim

I've been shut out in the draws so far about...

I've been shut out in the draws so far about 0-fer-30 so I decided it was a good year to burn my max deer points. Applied for unit 87 with a good chance to get it. Only other reasonable odds are...
05-25-2018, 11:23 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 8,516
Posted By Zim

I bought one in 2004 and tried it several times...

I bought one in 2004 and tried it several times with no success at all. I did not see any purpose to continue. Did have a couple friends claim positive results. I can at least try it again next...
05-25-2018, 02:42 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 8,516
Posted By Zim

My season ended with the ultimate musical chairs....

My season ended with the ultimate musical chairs. Moved 1/4 mile away to a brush line where I'd been glassing mature toms strutting consistently all week. Between 7 am - 8 am glassed back across that...
05-20-2018, 07:55 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 8,516
Posted By Zim

After glassing across field Friday, I...

After glassing across field Friday, I repositioned my blind 1/2 mile, actually closer to the parking lot. The birds frequent there. Just hunted noon-sunset. Caught one strutting along a CRP edge...
05-18-2018, 08:24 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 8,516
Posted By Zim

I called once at 5 pm and three toms ran like...

I called once at 5 pm and three toms ran like hell. So I quit that. I put a decoy out since it as windy it moved a lot. I’ve never seen so many Toms in one day on Wisconsin public. Total of 12 Toms....
05-18-2018, 03:44 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 8,516
Posted By Zim

Just scored at 3:00 nice Tom backdoored me. Had...

Just scored at 3:00 nice Tom backdoored me. Had to twist around in ghost blind to get gun around. He hugged the edge CRP so no nice video nor photos. Very short shot! Maybe ten yards. He did not want...
05-14-2018, 07:47 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 8,516
Posted By Zim

I have a good chance of upping my score 5-10 if...

I have a good chance of upping my score 5-10 if nobody else scores. Prime time is yet to come for me. Weather forecast for upcoming week in Wisconsin looks great. Will be watching for a big one.
05-11-2018, 04:04 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 8,516
Posted By Zim

Nice job Strut-n-Rut, Rejects putting some space...

Nice job Strut-n-Rut, Rejects putting some space between the field. I'll be on a plane back to the states Sunday. In time for last 2 tags 5th season Wisconsin opens Wednesday. Got 2 for same...
05-08-2018, 07:58 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 8,516
Posted By Zim

You guys got the heads rollin! Nice work. ...

You guys got the heads rollin! Nice work.

ManoFall, Heck ya the hunting is just as good evenings as mornings and in fact I often prefer it as long as I know the travel lanes. Had many toms...
05-06-2018, 07:35 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 8,516
Posted By Zim

Why anyone would risk $800 + a clean slate for a...

Why anyone would risk $800 + a clean slate for a stupid bird is beyond me. What a bumpkin.

Have no idea if they'd be back tho as every time I've tagged I left. If you got no other option it...
05-06-2018, 07:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 756
Posted By Zim

WM, Dust bowls are depressions in the soil where...

WM, Dust bowls are depressions in the soil where turkey roll around in to get dust in their feathers to discourage biting mites. They are most commonly found in dry sandy or silty soils. You should...
05-04-2018, 04:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 756
Posted By Zim

No gobbling does not mean no toms. I often hunt...

No gobbling does not mean no toms. I often hunt silent birds especially late season pressured ones. It's good to get some experience generally knowing their most heavily used travel areas. Look...
05-02-2018, 11:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,490
Posted By Zim

I used to broil the whole breast in a baking bag...

I used to broil the whole breast in a baking bag with mixed vegetables & apple. But found it was too much at once for myself when I was single. But two years ago got married to a chinese gal from...
05-02-2018, 03:57 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 8,516
Posted By Zim

kelly, Oh yes sorry mine is actually the Ghost...

kelly, Oh yes sorry mine is actually the Ghost Blind. I don't think they make the Invisiblind any more. This is exactly the ticket for heavy pressured late season toms. I was frustrated for years...
05-02-2018, 03:02 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 8,516
Posted By Zim

Southern Illinois Public Hunt Photos

Since I am out of commission for a few weeks, thought I'd post a few action photos from my first hunt. This remote IL public parcel has 12,000 acres yet had only 2 turkey harvested last year! One...
04-27-2018, 05:57 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 8,516
Posted By Zim

Just noticed The Rejects just took over 1st place...

Just noticed The Rejects just took over 1st place in the standings. :)
04-27-2018, 05:54 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 8,516
Posted By Zim

No don't leave at 10:30 am that is prime time for...

No don't leave at 10:30 am that is prime time for cruisers! In fact if I had to choose I'd rather hunt 8 am - 1 pm than at sunrise, if you know there are toms in the vicinity. They will cruise and...
04-27-2018, 09:19 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 8,516
Posted By Zim

ManFall, Wherever I hunt it's the same. If you...

ManFall,
Wherever I hunt it's the same. If you see them early, just do whatever you can to make positive sure they see your decoys and hear your calls. If they move off, no problem. Continue to...
04-25-2018, 08:34 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 8,516
Posted By Zim

Man of the Fall, I think 40 yards is the number...

Man of the Fall,
I think 40 yards is the number you will hear from most folks. I have some pretty dependable spots I hunt and there I will pass on on shots over 25 but only because I don't like...
04-24-2018, 07:45 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 8,516
Posted By Zim

Dang, springspur, you are efficient! Good job.

Dang, springspur, you are efficient! Good job.
04-23-2018, 01:31 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 8,516
Posted By Zim

Congrats to all who have scored. Team keeping up...

Congrats to all who have scored. Team keeping up so far. I got cheated out of my 2nd & 3rd IL tags due to two legal problems that had to be addressed. But no big loss, wasn't expecting much on...
04-17-2018, 05:23 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 8,516
Posted By Zim

Heck ya just plunk a blind on that ridgetop and...

Heck ya just plunk a blind on that ridgetop and you're in business. I bet you're tagged out by 10:30 AM when the hens head to nests.

I been snowed out a few days. Will try Thursday but still...
04-16-2018, 03:56 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 8,516
Posted By Zim

Congrats Kelly. You drove from OK to WY to...

Congrats Kelly. You drove from OK to WY to turkey hunt?
04-13-2018, 09:14 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 8,516
Posted By Zim

Three Down

We are doing well for so early. Nice toms Kelly & bible man. :groupwave:
04-13-2018, 11:50 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 8,516
Posted By Zim

OK I got him entered on the score sheet page. ...

OK I got him entered on the score sheet page. NTWF score is 63.454. Decent size for my hunt properties. Doubt I can take a larger one. Biggest I ever took in my areas was 25#.

Scouting a park...
04-13-2018, 11:42 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,159
Posted By Zim

Team 1 - The Rejects Hunters Name: Zim State...

Team 1 - The Rejects
Hunters Name: Zim
State the bird was harvested: Illinois
Date of Kill: 4/11/18
Time: 10:15 AM
Method of Take": Shotgun
Species: Eastern
Sex: Male
Lbs: 22 Oz: 8
Rt...
04-13-2018, 11:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 412
Posted By Zim

Your NTWF link is bad. Use this: ...

Your NTWF link is bad.

Use this:

http://www.nwtf.org/hunt/records/score
04-11-2018, 04:33 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 8,516
Posted By Zim

My tom weighed in at 22 1/2#. I had to clean him...

My tom weighed in at 22 1/2#. I had to clean him up and go to work this afternoon but will try to post on the scoreboard tonight at hotel.

This public property I hunted has over 8,000 acres yet...
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