Illinois turkey 2020

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  1. Ridgerunner3

    Ridgerunner3 Grizzled Veteran

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    Gonna be tough sledding my friend. But nothing is impossible and if you dont want to be discouraged, stop chasing turkeys now.
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    bowhunt4abuck Die Hard Bowhunter

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    It’s been tough with my group of friends that have gone out. Been a couple killed but a lot of nothings


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    Have a friend who has killed 2, both first days out. One in SE IL and one here in central. Has one more permit for 3rd or 4th season in SE IL.
     
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    jstephens61 Weekend Warrior

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    You can’t kill’em sitting in your house! Turkeys have to eat even if it’s raining. Wind will make them cagey like deer.
    I have back to back permits starting on Saturday. Hunting every day I can. Retirement is great!
     
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    bowhunt4abuck Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Friggin snow. Hopefully the warm up the next couple days gets em fired up though.


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  7. jstephens61

    jstephens61 Weekend Warrior

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    Snowed down here yesterday. Been overcast, windy and rain today. They should be up and at it in the morning!
     
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    Not sure what all the hype is about, turkey tag soup tastes exactly like deer tag soup :lol:

    Didn't even make it out 1st season. Next weekend I'll have Friday, Saturday and Sunday to go out.

    I now know not to put in for 1st season anymore, too many hunters here state how they like 3rd-5th better both for more stable weather and mushrooms being up more widespread.
     
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    bowhunt4abuck Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Can’t sleep. I’m hoping to be within 150 yards of a roosted Tom in the morning. Need to be in the blind in 5 hours lol


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    Good luck!
     
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    bowhunt4abuck Die Hard Bowhunter

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    He was there, so were a couple hens. Hopefully they swing by here soon


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    Much warmer this morning and seems like there is a couple here today, just a little further away, fingers crossed


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    Down here on padre island waiting it out, Ky opening day yesterday, good luck.



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  15. bowhunt4abuck

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    Went silent after they flew down then haven’t heard or seen anything since


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  16. bowhunt4abuck

    bowhunt4abuck Die Hard Bowhunter

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    That cold week really messed it up I think. I’m betting 3rd season on will be great though.


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    What county arr you hunting?
     
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    Had a textbook perfect hunt on Saturday, it was an awesome morning to watch the woods wake up! 07CEDAD0-A19E-4FC7-AFC6-785C8DF958DE.jpeg
     
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    White side


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    So happy to finally call in a mature Tom all by myself. He was over two ravines, couple hundred yards away.
    Next project will be getting it done with a bow.
    Safe hunting Y’all.
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