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10-06-2022, 11:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,742
Posted By Zim

Not many here in Indiana or Illinois. Since...

Not many here in Indiana or Illinois. Since crossgun inclusion all the gun hunters switched their weapons to xgun to get in on the long archery season. Due to the short 3 day IL Nov gun season I know...
02-24-2022, 10:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,962
Posted By Zim

Just finalized next three year plan. Cashing 25...

Just finalized next three year plan. Cashing 25 Colorado elk points on a unit 61 archery hunt this year. Then will split my 8 WY elk points with a buddy for general elk tags there in 2023. Then in...
02-10-2022, 08:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 901
Posted By Zim

Strongly suggest heading out West build a few...

Strongly suggest heading out West build a few points in CO, WY & AZ for real archery elk hunts rather than the pitiful odds KY, VA & PA offer. I don't even bother to throw my money away in those...
01-15-2022, 07:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,099
Posted By Zim

Score

Had my November 16th buck officially scored today after 60 day drying period. He made both Pope & Young and Boone & Crockett at 185 5/8Ē nontypical.
01-04-2022, 09:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,042
Posted By Zim

Hands down a Ghost Blind. Zip tie two together...

Hands down a Ghost Blind. Zip tie two together and you are 360 degree golden. Best part is you can move it around daily to reposition without alerting the deer. Otherwise would be vulnerable to...
01-01-2022, 07:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,749
Posted By Zim

The Old Days

Online check in is convenient but I kinda miss the old days. By us every deer had to be taken to a check station and all were weighed. Because of that I can guess pretty close today when I drag one....
12-28-2021, 11:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,410
Posted By Zim

One positive is I was fortunate to get in the...

One positive is I was fortunate to get in the game early enough to already hunt many of the primo units, which today are no more than a pipe dream. Pre-internet, pre-Huntin Fool, while I was in...
12-26-2021, 08:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,410
Posted By Zim

I burned 66 Oregon points the last 3 years, glad...

I burned 66 Oregon points the last 3 years, glad to exit there! But still have 347 left in about 10 states. Trying to burn some every year. Sad but strategy is mostly based on which state I think...
12-19-2021, 08:16 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 29,455
Posted By Zim

Yikes all these make me feel better 95% of my...

Yikes all these make me feel better 95% of my hunting is via archery. I do hunt virtually exclusively public land but am very careful and wear headlamp if light is even just dim.

Did try to go...
12-16-2021, 06:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,099
Posted By Zim

I am just a regular Joe Hunter, primarily hunting...

I am just a regular Joe Hunter, primarily hunting public land and Iím totally foreign to seeing bucks like this. I hope you others can experience what I did. The rack is sitting in our guest bedroom...
12-10-2021, 08:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,099
Posted By Zim

Illinois Dream Buck

After losing virtually my entire 2020 deer season to a severe case of Covid last year, I canít describe how great it was just to be in a tree this fall. I spent the peak rut quarantined 10 days on a...
12-12-2020, 09:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,166
Posted By Zim

Illinois Draw

Deadline for Illinois 1st lottery has passed. I picked all new public properties this year since we moved to NW Indiana. Very curious if Pritzker comes to his senses and allows permit holders to...
06-25-2020, 10:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,888
Posted By Zim

Burned 44 nonresident points in the same state,...

Burned 44 nonresident points in the same state, same unit Oregon Warner unit for antelope and mule deer. I can't expect too many folks have used so many points in one year. Desperately want out of...
Forum: Midwest
04-16-2019, 07:32 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 14,125
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: 42
Views: 14,125
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: 42
Views: 14,125
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: 42
Views: 14,125
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: 42
Views: 14,125
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: 42
Views: 14,125
Posted By Zim

Delusional

Anyone who thinks these bad liberal politician wildlife management decisions have no consequences is delusional. They degrade everyoneís wildlife in the long run.
Forum: Midwest
04-07-2019, 07:58 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 14,125
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. Itís just that if you think if you go to the most...
Forum: Midwest
04-04-2019, 02:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,624
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 Mikeís tax and pension fiasco. I now live in LaPorte...
Forum: Midwest
04-03-2019, 09:21 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 14,125
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: 42
Views: 14,125
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: 2,344
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: 2,344
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: 1,766
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: 1,766
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: 1,766
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: 1,766
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: 1,766
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 1/2Ē bull next door in NH.
07-17-2018, 08:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,766
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: 1,250
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: 548
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: 1,791
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: 1,766
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: 443
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: 14,935
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: 14,935
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: 14,935
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: 14,935
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. Iíve never seen so many Toms in one day on Wisconsin public. Total of 12 Toms....
05-18-2018, 03:44 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 14,935
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: 14,935
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: 14,935
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: 14,935
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: 14,935
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: 1,189
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: 1,189
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: 2,336
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: 14,935
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: 14,935
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...
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