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08-28-2015, 07:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 519
Posted By fastetti

I'm not a big fan of judging deer before they hit...

I'm not a big fan of judging deer before they hit the ground but he is a shooter for where I hunt in Central Illinois. Looks like he is pretty much done growing so that should be his size. This...
08-08-2015, 10:42 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,956
Posted By fastetti

I'm in but PLEASE fill in teams when there are no...

I'm in but PLEASE fill in teams when there are no shows. Last year we had 4 people on our team and the rest were no shows and no alternates were placed when there were many who wanted in.


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Forum: Midwest
07-26-2015, 07:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 982
Posted By fastetti

Only thing that would worry me is that he only...

Only thing that would worry me is that he only allowed family but now allowing "folks". I think it would all depend on how many people he has hunting it and the make up of the land (what % is ag,...
Forum: Midwest
07-21-2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 761
Posted By fastetti

You would have to post a aerial map for us to...

You would have to post a aerial map for us to give you our opinion.
Forum: Bowhunting
05-22-2015, 07:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 656
Posted By fastetti

I shoot the Slick Trick Mags as well and they hit...

I shoot the Slick Trick Mags as well and they hit where my field points hit as well.
Forum: Bowhunting
05-22-2015, 07:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,571
Posted By fastetti

I've done four and now the easiest way to do them...

I've done four and now the easiest way to do them is to send them off to a guy in Wisconsin that does thousands a year and when he is done, send him the $50 it cost. He uses beetles and they come...
Forum: Midwest
04-25-2015, 01:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 804
Posted By fastetti

Congrats Zim! You are really killing it down...

Congrats Zim! You are really killing it down there in the last year.

I've been to that ranger station a few times myself. Nice place that can really help you out if you just ask.
01-30-2015, 02:55 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,717
Posted By fastetti

Couldn't agree more. If you are responsible...

Couldn't agree more. If you are responsible enough to carry a firearm, you should be able to handle your own license. When I turned 14 I carried my license. He should have a hunting pack and keep...
01-25-2015, 05:30 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,575
Posted By fastetti

That big one was an Illinois deer. It was...

That big one was an Illinois deer. It was officially classified as a 9 point. I saw it at the Illinois Deer and Turkey show a few years back. There was a good trail cam picture of the guys dog...
01-23-2015, 02:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 990
Posted By fastetti

He's a good 2.5 year old. He should be a good...

He's a good 2.5 year old. He should be a good one in about 2 years. Only time will tell! I've seen 2.5 year old bucks that should have put on a lot of inches put on very few at 3.5 and I've seen...
Forum: Midwest
12-11-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,063
Posted By fastetti

Cut my teeth the same way Muzzy did. I got...

Cut my teeth the same way Muzzy did. I got saline county tags and hit the NF down there. Was able to connect on a buck first time I went, opening morning. Its tougher, but they are there. I hate...
Forum: Midwest
11-17-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,408
Posted By fastetti

I use a Ford Expedition as my hunting vehicle in...

I use a Ford Expedition as my hunting vehicle in Illinois. Used an explorer for a few years too. Best thing to do is read online reviews for storage space and driving through mud/snow. Personally,...
11-17-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,731
Posted By fastetti

Couldn't agree more. I always looked forward to...

Couldn't agree more. I always looked forward to this contest over this year. This year it seems to have really tanked. I understand that people get busy but I know there were a couple guys that...
11-17-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,731
Posted By fastetti

Car, unfortunately it doesn't. Don't feel bad, I...

Car, unfortunately it doesn't. Don't feel bad, I put down an 8 point about 10 days ago and forgot to take a picture with my bow. Since we didnt have a full team I don't think we had much of a...
11-17-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 645
Posted By fastetti

Fastetti checking in from Illinois. Scored on a...

Fastetti checking in from Illinois. Scored on a decent 8 point during bow season and the freezer is full so I'm just looking to put one on the wall. We have some good bucks running around, just...
10-30-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,731
Posted By fastetti

Not going to lie, its a little depressing that...

Not going to lie, its a little depressing that there were so many people who wanted to join a team and they never filled in the no shows. Puts any team with no shows at a heavy disadvantage. ...
Forum: Midwest
10-30-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,544
Posted By fastetti

Pockets up Illinois were hit by EHD, definitely...

Pockets up Illinois were hit by EHD, definitely not all of Illinois. I know our area wasn't and a lot of people who still have a ton of deer. You just heard a lot about it from the people who lost...
10-18-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,731
Posted By fastetti

Yep, we need all the help we can get! It doesn't...

Yep, we need all the help we can get! It doesn't look like they are adding people to the team for the "no shows" this year so were going to be behind the 8 ball on this one.
10-11-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,731
Posted By fastetti

Was out last night and today. Beautiful night to...

Was out last night and today. Beautiful night to be out tonight. I had a lot of does come in and feed on some corn we just knocked down. I had plenty of shots at 20 yards but was holding out for a...
10-08-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,157
Posted By fastetti

Don't want to hijack your thread but that is...

Don't want to hijack your thread but that is great you got him on public. I'm Sticking to all private down in C. Illinois again this year. Heading there Friday hoping for a little buck. Did you...
10-06-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,157
Posted By fastetti

Zim, was surfing these threads and saw you made a...

Zim, was surfing these threads and saw you made a post. Congrats on the buck! He's a dandy! You get him off public or private? I've only made it out once and didnt see a thing. Heading to Central...
10-06-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,731
Posted By fastetti

Anybody been out at all? Last night was my first...

Anybody been out at all? Last night was my first sit and didn't see a thing. Hopefully I'll get out again Wednesday then head down to Central Illinois to get a couple evening sits and a morning sit...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-04-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 397
Posted By fastetti

Must have been an imaginary deer.

Must have been an imaginary deer.
09-30-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 13,894
Posted By fastetti

I think I watched my dad gut one when I was 10...

I think I watched my dad gut one when I was 10 and since then I've had to gut them all. That was 25 years ago. Never had a second thought about it, part of hunting. This coming from a guy raised...
09-30-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,071
Posted By fastetti

Team 6 is missing 4 people still. I bolded...

Team 6 is missing 4 people still. I bolded everyone who had checked in on our thread. Hope we can still get these filled.
Forum: Midwest
09-25-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 473
Posted By fastetti

This goes in the Classified section.

This goes in the Classified section.
09-25-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 397
Posted By fastetti

Filling "No Shows?"

Just curious if we are going to try and fill the no shows for the contest. Team 6 only has about 1/2 the team and I know a few other teams are missing people. It looks like there are a lot of...
09-22-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,731
Posted By fastetti

Do we know how many people we are still missing? ...

Do we know how many people we are still missing? We need to combine team 6 and 9, both teams are really lacking. Everyones season will soon be open. Team 9 also already has two bucks down!
Forum: Bowhunting
09-18-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 356
Posted By fastetti

This goes in the Classified section under...

This goes in the Classified section under "Hunts/Outfitters" not here, FYI.
09-17-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,731
Posted By fastetti

Man, Car is living the dream!

Man, Car is living the dream!
Forum: Bowhunting
09-17-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,772
Posted By fastetti

Looks like a pretty good buck. Might be a good...

Looks like a pretty good buck. Might be a good year to put him on the wall, looks like he didn't out many inches on over the last year. Good Luck!
09-16-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,731
Posted By fastetti

Anybody seeing any good bucks yet? I have a few...

Anybody seeing any good bucks yet? I have a few 130 to 140 on camera. I know the neighbor has some giants on camera. Should be a good October!
09-16-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,731
Posted By fastetti

They need to combine teams 6 and 9, seems like...

They need to combine teams 6 and 9, seems like both are really lacking check ins. Very surprising, I've been doing these contests for about 6 years and never had more than 2 people not check in.
09-15-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 383
Posted By fastetti

I absolutely agree with this. People think that...

I absolutely agree with this. People think that over harvest is why deer populations fail. So many times I feel that hunters don't realize how bad coyotes are for deer herds.
09-11-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,959
Posted By fastetti

I have to say, the people on this site are...

I have to say, the people on this site are getting MUCH more civil. I remember when people would be at each others throats with a topic like this!

I've done both in my life. I've hunted over...
09-05-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,616
Posted By fastetti

Are you concerned that an office chair is too...

Are you concerned that an office chair is too expensive or just its size? We have some larger box blinds that I only sit in during really harsh weather but I outfitted them with Laboratory office...
09-04-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,731
Posted By fastetti

I guess I should have said where I'll be too. ...

I guess I should have said where I'll be too. I'll be hunting a small spot (I mean small) just north of downtown Chicago as well as West Central Illinois. Only have a few nice ones on cameras so...
09-03-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 541
Posted By fastetti

You could write 50 pages on just this topic and...

You could write 50 pages on just this topic and still not cover it all! I'd sit on your computer for a few hours and just do a ton of google searches. Good luck and welcome to the addiction!
Forum: Midwest
09-02-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 711
Posted By fastetti

It's been a great year for crops as well as...

It's been a great year for crops as well as weeds. We have some areas that look like that in the summer, but once the first freeze hits, or even a good cool front in October, it will lay down a lot....
09-02-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,731
Posted By fastetti

I'll throw the team list up. Also, list...

I'll throw the team list up.

Also, list the state you will be hunting so we can see if anyone is hunting the same area. Hopefully we have a few serial buck killers on here!


3stone...
Forum: Bowhunting
09-01-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,022
Posted By fastetti

120" and impossible to tell without a side...

120" and impossible to tell without a side profile of the deer.
08-31-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 355
Posted By fastetti

Any site that gives away a high fence hunt isn't...

Any site that gives away a high fence hunt isn't my cup of tea. Some may like it but its just my style. I'll take sites like this where we all talk about free range deer and work to get our venison.
Forum: Midwest
08-28-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,578
Posted By fastetti

You actually just answered your own question. ...

You actually just answered your own question. Spend extra money. That is exactly what thy don't want to happen. If outfitters find they can make more money by offering hog hunts they will...
08-22-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,061
Posted By fastetti

Or at least punctuation so we can read it.

Or at least punctuation so we can read it.
08-22-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,087
Posted By fastetti

Slug absolutely.

Slug absolutely.
Forum: Midwest
08-21-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 797
Posted By fastetti

I agree with Muzzy, Craigslist is your best best....

I agree with Muzzy, Craigslist is your best best. If you are in the area, the rural radio seems to have some but you have to be quick to act. We picked up a real good 35 acres spot in Central...
08-21-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,012
Posted By fastetti

Tundra, you're a smart man. It's only a matter...

Tundra, you're a smart man. It's only a matter of time before we hit $1700 an ounce again. Recessions are a given in our society and when they come about, Gold is the best investment.
08-18-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,012
Posted By fastetti

I have to agree with the above posters. I hate...

I have to agree with the above posters. I hate to say it but if you have to turn to a hunting forum to find out land prices you have a long way to go. If you have 500K to invest, I'd look into...
08-17-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,059
Posted By fastetti

Good Young buck, if he would be your biggest,...

Good Young buck, if he would be your biggest, shoot him, if not, let him try and grow another year or two.
Forum: Bowhunting
08-15-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,086
Posted By fastetti

This thread was from 6 years ago. Hopefully the...

This thread was from 6 years ago. Hopefully the OP is up to 10 or 15 stands by now!
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