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Forum: Bowhunting
11-04-2011, 10:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,312
Posted By jtl60047

I did not have a mentor or coach when I began bow...

I did not have a mentor or coach when I began bow hunting for whitetails. It has been all trial and error - my folks still do not understand my need/desire to bowhunt.

One thing that I have...
11-03-2011, 06:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 501
Posted By jtl60047

I hunt the Norther 'burbs in the Chicago area. ...

I hunt the Norther 'burbs in the Chicago area.

Love to bowhunt and hear the garbage truck or school bus going down the road. Makes me smile thinking that those hustling off to work or home have...
Forum: Bowhunting
11-03-2011, 06:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 829
Posted By jtl60047

After the beans have been harvested - after the...

After the beans have been harvested - after the field has been tilled - will the deer even cross the field?

First year I've had to hunt a "working" field. For the last 9 years the field has been...
Forum: Bowhunting
11-03-2011, 05:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 761
Posted By jtl60047

Bought a Diamond Razor for my teenager and wish...

Bought a Diamond Razor for my teenager and wish that I had that thing for my first bow.

Wide range of adjustments and a sweet shooting and quiet bow - well worth the $$.
Forum: Bowhunting
11-03-2011, 05:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,312
Posted By jtl60047

Yep - Just get out there. PAY ATTENTION on...

Yep - Just get out there.

PAY ATTENTION on the way in. You may have an opportunity to do a stalk. My first deer and my best buck were both opportunity stalks.

If you think the heart gets...
Forum: Bowhunting
11-30-2009, 07:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 979
Posted By jtl60047

Ah - but one word says it all - YUM! ...

Ah - but one word says it all - YUM!

Congrats!

JTL
Forum: Bowhunting
11-25-2009, 08:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,466
Posted By jtl60047

That'll be an amazing mount! Great hunt -...

That'll be an amazing mount!

Great hunt - thanks for sharing!

JTL
Forum: Bowhunting
11-24-2009, 06:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 514
Posted By jtl60047

Started with 5 lbs of straight venison yesterday...

Started with 5 lbs of straight venison yesterday at lunchtime, worked the cure and spices in, sat it in the fridge in 2 1-gal freezer bags.

Took it out today, loaded the jerky shooter and laid...
Forum: Bowhunting
11-24-2009, 06:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 814
Posted By jtl60047

Ah - is that Jordan (as in Michael) or Jerdan...

Ah - is that Jordan (as in Michael) or Jerdan (the guy who can't pronounce his last name like a normal human)?

Great deer. Very cool that you have kept him under watch for so long. Sorry that...
Forum: Bowhunting
11-23-2009, 09:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 629
Posted By jtl60047

Escanaba in 'da Moonlight

Anyone watched this movie?

Has some decent "Deer Camp" humor - especially if you are from the Northern Midwest!

My oldest daughter gets a kick out of it and requests it during deer season.
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Forum: Bowhunting
11-23-2009, 08:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,061
Posted By jtl60047

Gotta love Illinois Lake County - 2 "Either Sex"...

Gotta love Illinois Lake County - 2 "Either Sex" Tags and Multiple "Doe" tags.

Harvested a 135 1/2" Buck last week, have a stand that is sitting on one that is bigger. Will hunt that stand VERY...
11-21-2009, 04:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 481
Posted By jtl60047

THIS IS A LONG RESPONSE>>>>> First off - I...

THIS IS A LONG RESPONSE>>>>>

First off - I am a bench shooter/varmint hunter. I am very obsessive with my accuracy - I have a goal this year of a PD @ 750 yds with a .223. Not a "walk it in"...
11-21-2009, 03:44 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,165
Posted By jtl60047

Spined a big doe early this season - very early...

Spined a big doe early this season - very early into a hunt.

Knew that there were more doe on the way, have always wanted a "double", but I could hear the doe that I spined crawling in the brush....
11-21-2009, 03:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,003
Posted By jtl60047

Agree on the cell phone - it's the one thing that...

Agree on the cell phone - it's the one thing that I don't scent controll - been thinking about getting an old phone, de-scenting it and switching in my SIM when hunting.

I use my phone allot...
Forum: Bowhunting
11-21-2009, 03:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,022
Posted By jtl60047

Love the character! That left browtine! ...

Love the character! That left browtine!

Congrats!

JTL
Forum: Bowhunting
11-19-2009, 04:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,234
Posted By jtl60047

Half - not yet. Think that I'll do a shoulder...

Half - not yet. Think that I'll do a shoulder mount on him - the taxidermist should be able to score it for me. I'll be happy if he goes over 120.

With the width and height he's got - his rack...
Forum: Bowhunting
11-18-2009, 06:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,234
Posted By jtl60047

Hey Orion - I'm still payin for missing the...

Hey Orion -

I'm still payin for missing the afternoon - just now leaving work. :throw:

I wouldn't wish my job on my brother-in-laws ( well maybe one of them anyway).

Very happy to have...
11-17-2009, 08:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 771
Posted By jtl60047

Don't have access to "Gunable" property, but...

Don't have access to "Gunable" property, but would love to gun hunt. The county that I hunt in is "Bow Only"

I have a neighbor that hunts ALL of the deer seasons in Illinois - Archery, Shotgun...
Forum: Bowhunting
11-17-2009, 08:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,913
Posted By jtl60047

Great hunt solo! Are you in Champaign Co.? ...

Great hunt solo!

Are you in Champaign Co.?

JTL
Forum: Bowhunting
11-17-2009, 08:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,023
Posted By jtl60047

I took my buck this year from the ground. ASAT...

I took my buck this year from the ground. ASAT Leafy Cammo! I even have 2 fake oak leaf branches attached to my bow - works well even in a tree stand.

Looking back on my hunts - some of my most...
Forum: Bowhunting
11-17-2009, 07:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,234
Posted By jtl60047

Solo - yep, got cha. Sorry for missing the...

Solo - yep, got cha.

Sorry for missing the point on your reply. Was reading fast and typing faster!

So you did get your buck tonight?

Pretty happy with him - he's a suburban deer, I...
Forum: Bowhunting
11-17-2009, 08:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,234
Posted By jtl60047

Hey solo - know what you were trying to say or...

Hey solo - know what you were trying to say or meant, but I've spent enough time on the ground and in the trees for this to be beyond just blind luck.

It is amazing that "Luck" comes to those...
Forum: Bowhunting
11-17-2009, 08:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,283
Posted By jtl60047

My first season hunting I was suckered into the...

My first season hunting I was suckered into the hype of fancy marketing/fancy broadheads. Went with a expandable blade broadhead. My very first buck, the expandable did not get a pass through. ...
Forum: Bowhunting
11-17-2009, 04:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 523
Posted By jtl60047

Gotta say it - the puppy could have given him...

Gotta say it - the puppy could have given him some great cover scent / motion.

The deer would be looking at this little yappy thing and concentrating on HIM - not the hunter.

Have watched...
Forum: Bowhunting
11-16-2009, 08:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 797
Posted By jtl60047

Very nice! Congrats.

Very nice!

Congrats.
Forum: Bowhunting
11-16-2009, 08:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,234
Posted By jtl60047

More Illinois Success

Hey all -

Last two years in Illinois and zip/zilch/nada/0 in the freezer.

Well this year is the spell is broken!

Took a great and VERY TASTY doe on the 7th of October (best eating venison...
Forum: Bowhunting
11-20-2007, 01:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,678
Posted By jtl60047

RE: Does this bother anybody or is it just me?

Yep...

I mean I don't want to watch 15 hours of recovery, but let us know that you went through it, use it as an education for the hunters out there - kind of like a primer on tracking for...
Forum: Bowhunting
11-20-2007, 01:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,678
Posted By jtl60047

RE: Does this bother anybody or is it just me?

I really hate the "recovery" of the deer after what looks to be a really crappy/misplaced shot. I've seen some "hits"[:'(](yeah - sure you put the deer down with that hit)that make you wonder if...
Forum: Bowhunting
11-20-2007, 07:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 562
Posted By jtl60047

RE: being busted

Don't Move - There is "busted" and there is "BUSTED"

If they are downwind -you do not, and most likely will not have a shot without "Teaching" them that there are "Big Scary Things" in the trees...
Forum: Bowhunting
11-19-2007, 05:53 AM
Replies: 192
Views: 33,905
Posted By jtl60047

RE: **Annual "Take Quality Pictures...ones to be PROUD of!!"**

Good come back to the board.

Was not in the right mind set to hunt last year - but I'm back in this year.

Went out for the first time yesterday - saw 2 does - lucky that I saw anything....
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