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Forum: Midwest
08-23-2013, 01:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,517
Posted By karabiner

Bcrider, my sympathies for moving here from SC! ...

Bcrider, my sympathies for moving here from SC! You may want to take a look at the programs at the McHenry County Conservation District. It's too late now for their archery program application,...
Forum: Midwest
03-08-2013, 09:39 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,870
Posted By karabiner

I'm in Lake and mostly hunt in Mchenry, Jo...

I'm in Lake and mostly hunt in Mchenry, Jo Daviess, Stephenson etc lately. Our deer herd is about the only thing I still like about this state!
Forum: Midwest
06-07-2012, 02:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,064
Posted By karabiner

Thanks for responding Ahunter55. The info is...

Thanks for responding Ahunter55. The info is rather confusing. I do know that certain sites have youth hunts which take place on the regular 1st or 2nd shotgun season ; but I'm looking for the...
Forum: Midwest
06-05-2012, 04:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,064
Posted By karabiner

Youth hunting Jo Daviess Co. IL help

First, Can someone explain the procedure to obtain the youth deer permits for the Youth hunt days? Is it part of the standard lottery system? Second, Any of the specific public sites in Jo Daviess...
Forum: Midwest
02-12-2012, 06:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,177
Posted By karabiner

I've hunted White County (1 county away from...

I've hunted White County (1 county away from Williamson), and was very impressed with genetics,herd quality, herd quantity, and lower hunting pressure.
11-30-2011, 01:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,661
Posted By karabiner

8x12 is quite big. Mine was 5x12 and holds 4...

8x12 is quite big. Mine was 5x12 and holds 4 hunters nicely. I used treated 2x4's for the base frame, and regular 2x2's for the sides and roof. The walls and roof are covered with cheap 1/8 wood...
11-26-2011, 02:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,661
Posted By karabiner

Are you going to build it onsite or, prefab and...

Are you going to build it onsite or, prefab and transport? How long do you need it to last? I built a "permanent" wood 4 man blind that I made in the garage and made it into transportable/...
Forum: Midwest
09-16-2011, 02:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 21,074
Posted By karabiner

Jeepthing, I feel your pain. I've been dealing...

Jeepthing, I feel your pain. I've been dealing with it my whole life in Illinois. In my experience though, for the NE IL area, the MCCD has the best hunting setup for the public. It's not easy,...
Forum: Midwest
02-28-2011, 01:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 981
Posted By karabiner

Nothing beats learning firsthand or from others. ...

Nothing beats learning firsthand or from others. I don't know what specific game your interested in hunting, but pheasant hunting is a good start. You can find a nearby game farm/ outfitter and...
Forum: Midwest
10-02-2010, 02:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,959
Posted By karabiner

I'm sure he means overrun with deer. I hunted...

I'm sure he means overrun with deer. I hunted White County several years ago and was very impressed with the quantities and low pressure.
Forum: Midwest
08-08-2010, 02:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 795
Posted By karabiner

re: ranges

There are a couple of ranges in the area. Personally I would recommend the Racine County Line Rifle Club. You would have to do some volunteer hours, but the club/ ranges are great and available...
Forum: Midwest
10-15-2009, 01:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,566
Posted By karabiner

I attached the flyer. Although the public deer...

I attached the flyer. Although the public deer sight-in is at 100 yards, they do have a 500 and 600 yard range for members, at other times.
Forum: Midwest
10-15-2009, 01:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,566
Posted By karabiner

Deer Sight-in

If you can wait till November 7, Racine County Line Rifle Club will have a public deer sight-in (Nov7,8 & 14,15). The cost is only $5, and it's a great place, and well organized.
Forum: Midwest
07-21-2009, 01:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,284
Posted By karabiner

Anyone hunt Tichigan or Honey Creek, Wi?

I was wondering how the hunting is (Archery Deer, Duck, Pheasant). Is the weekend pressure bad? Thanks
Forum: Midwest
05-23-2009, 04:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 829
Posted By karabiner

RE: Phez hunting @ Bong Rec. Area

I stopped hunting there several years ago due to the hoards of weekend hunters and a very bad situation (friend's dog got shot). If you wait till after opening hours or weekdays though, I'm sure...
Forum: Bowhunting
12-30-2008, 03:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 985
Posted By karabiner

RE: Camo Fletching Cover?

I use the camo spandex material that they sell for shotgun covers. Works great and is cheap.
05-21-2008, 04:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,611
Posted By karabiner

RE: Where to buy training birds in SE Wisconsin?

I've always bought my birds from Rice Farms in/ near Burlington and then train with them at Bong State Park.
Forum: Midwest
12-08-2007, 07:57 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,394
Posted By karabiner

RE: future of Illinois hunting

Although I agree that it is getting very hard to find a place to hunt reasonably, and the economics of deer hunting land in Illinois is beyond my middle class income; there is one positive aspect to...
Forum: Midwest
12-01-2007, 03:06 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,687
Posted By karabiner

RE: IDNR Snakes/Cats ?

Which is/ was it? Cougars or Bobcats? As to the rattlers, there is a species of snake native to Illinois which has the capablity to rattle; but don't get it confused with the Western Diamondback. ...
Forum: Midwest
12-01-2007, 04:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 902
Posted By karabiner

RE: Any Duck hunters around Chicago?

For next season, you may want to consider joining Grass Lake Waterfowlers ( a sweat equity "club") or similar group that hunts at the Chain O' Lakes.
Forum: Bowhunting
10-29-2007, 04:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,144
Posted By karabiner

RE: Licorice Cover Scent?

I seem to remember "Trail's End" or similar scent to have a definite licorice base. I would put it under the curiosity scent category not cover scent.....unless you have wild licorice where you...
10-19-2007, 07:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,611
Posted By karabiner

RE: Bird hunting without a dog

You can track them sometimes if there is a fresh snowfall, but it isn't easy. I find the hunt experience, with the dog, to be the main enjoyment.
10-11-2007, 04:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,195
Posted By karabiner

RE: Vizslas = Best Dog To Hunt With

Oh boy, it'll be interesting how this thread goes. Personally though, I agree. I like the whole "package"(general hunting skills, personality, temperment) of my Vizslas, but GSP's tend to be...
Forum: Midwest
10-11-2007, 04:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,493
Posted By karabiner

RE: CARROLL COUNTY ILLINIOS

I'll be upland and waterfowl hunting out there this year, and thinking about deer (in Carroll) for next season. Nice county. I just can't stop getting upset when I see the Nuke sticking out of...
Forum: Midwest
10-04-2007, 03:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 872
Posted By karabiner

RE: We're off! Illinois Youth Hunt

Good luck. I'm hoping to have my son (and wife) ready for next season.
Forum: Sporting Dogs
09-18-2007, 06:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,577
Posted By karabiner

RE: Innotek CS-16000 collar question

If you have the antennae that is aboout 4 inches long, then the range is about 1 mile. Over all function is fine, and 3 dog capability is nice. You may want to add a resistor to the collar because...
Forum: Midwest
09-05-2007, 06:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,536
Posted By karabiner

RE: NE IL public bow hunting locations

Although it's by permit and I'm pretty sure the application period has passed, Volo Bog and Moraine are open to the public in Mchenry County.
Forum: Midwest
08-30-2007, 06:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 700
Posted By karabiner

RE: Illinois bowhunters

read the FAQ section. electronic calls and decoys ok.
Forum: Midwest
08-30-2007, 06:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 805
Posted By karabiner

RE: Using a tailwagger in Illinois

Illinois does not prohibit use of mechanical deer decoys (ie. tailwagger) or electronic deer calls. ( via IDNR FAQ in 2007 Hunting Regs). Good question though, I'm using them to, and didn't even...
Forum: Taxidermy
08-23-2007, 02:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 871
Posted By karabiner

Forum: Taxidermy
08-22-2007, 05:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 871
Posted By karabiner

What Questions for Taxidermist?

The taxidermist who has done my birds etc. in the past, has closed shop, so I'm starting to study/ shop around for a new person. Besides the common sense questions, are there any technical...
08-22-2007, 04:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 573
Posted By karabiner

RE: Would you Buy This?

It is ok, if you only make small quanities of sausage. The Kitchen Aid that I use is 300 Watts, and it takes too long to my liking to stuff the casings. I would bet that that one on the auction...
08-21-2007, 04:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,965
Posted By karabiner

RE: beginner questions..

If using lead @ 12ga., I use 7 1/2 for first 2 shots, then 6. Modified. But then again, I usually miss and watch the pretty bird fly to the next county. It's all about the dog(s) anyways. ...
08-21-2007, 04:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 889
Posted By karabiner

RE: anyone use silent whistle?

I was asking about the "silent" dog whistles. My dogs work fine with the regular whistles, but I'm considering experimenting with the silent whistles or hawk call when upland hunting.
Forum: Midwest
08-21-2007, 03:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,062
Posted By karabiner

RE: Good NE IL/SE WI Taxidermist?

Thanks to everyone who has replied so far. Regarding price; it's not high on the list. If you intend on viewing a mount for many years, quality is most important. And you always get what you...
Forum: Sporting Dogs
08-19-2007, 10:05 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,725
Posted By karabiner

RE: Which Dog to Get

I don't think it would be fair to say one breed is better in the house vs another. You have to judge each dog individually. I've seen Great Danes as gentle a butterflys and Yorkies that were...
Forum: Bowhunting
08-19-2007, 08:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,499
Posted By karabiner

RE: What the heck are folks thinking?

If you have ever changed a babies diaper after a meat meal vs vegetable, the difference is unmistakeable. I would presume mouth odors would have similar distinction. Although the deer, if it...
Forum: Sporting Dogs
08-19-2007, 08:31 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,725
Posted By karabiner

RE: Which Dog to Get

Chevy vs Ford. We all can give opinions. Get whichever breed from the best breeder and train it as best as possible. Have you hunted over both breeds? If not, try to do so, or watch some...
Forum: Bowhunting
08-19-2007, 07:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,499
Posted By karabiner

RE: What the heck are folks thinking?

oops. I meant to say, the goal is not to be scented in the first place.
Forum: Bowhunting
08-19-2007, 07:49 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,499
Posted By karabiner

RE: What the heck are folks thinking?

I agree with your opinion. I think though that the concept regarding scent is to be scented in the first place, not to change odor to an attractant. Could you imagine Estrous gum.[:'(]
Forum: Sporting Dogs
08-19-2007, 06:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 599
Posted By karabiner

RE: silent whistle?

I completely agree with the effectiveness with traditional field whistle use, however I have to admit that I don't care for the sound, especially when hunting. It just doesn't fit with the...
08-18-2007, 05:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 889
Posted By karabiner

anyone use silent whistle?

Was wondering if anyone hunts with those silent whistles? Or uses something other than the standard type whistles? Thanks, Bob
Forum: Sporting Dogs
08-18-2007, 05:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 599
Posted By karabiner

silent whistle?

Does anyone use those "silent" dog whistles when upland hunting? Better/ worse than regular whistles? Are they effective out to 150 yards (can the dogs hear it that far)? Thanks, Bob
Forum: Midwest
08-18-2007, 04:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,062
Posted By karabiner

Good NE IL/SE WI Taxidermist?

Anyone have a recommendation to a good taxidermist in North/ Northeast Illinois or Southeast Wisconsin? In particular, I'm looking for someone who does good deer mounts. Thanks, Bob
Forum: Midwest
08-03-2007, 08:05 PM
07-31-2007, 04:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,155
Posted By karabiner

family hog hunt??

Can anyone recommend an outfitter or give tips for someone looking to take the family on a free range hog hunt. In particular, someone who works well with kids and women first time hunting. Maybe...
Forum: Midwest
07-31-2007, 04:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,393
Posted By karabiner

RE: Cabela's in Illinois

So many stores, sooooo little money!
Forum: Midwest
07-31-2007, 04:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 488
Posted By karabiner

BPS gurnee- ladies only hunt

I thought I would pass this along....Bass Pro in Gurnee is starting a free Ladies Only Wing Shooting course on Aug 16 till Oct 4 Thursday evenings. As I understand it, they'll be doing classroom...
Forum: Bowhunting
07-24-2007, 06:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 420
Posted By karabiner

RE: Releases for kids???

I initially started my sons with a tab, but I could see that they were becoming frustrated (kept plucking). I then tried the Patriot Jr. but that was still too long for my 6 yr old. Eventually,...
Forum: Bowhunting
07-17-2007, 04:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 701
Posted By karabiner

RE: What's up my Bro's

I know exactly what you're going through. I ruptured mine on June 2006'. Unfortunately, I wasn't strong enough to climb (safely) by November, and missed the season. Be aggressive with physical...
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