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Discussion in 'Midwest' started by jrk_indle84, Sep 8, 2013.

  1. On Point

    On Point Weekend Warrior

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    Ive been hunting hard the last few days in Menard county near Petersburg. Lots of seeking & chasing going on. Saw a few big bucks cruising also. Its starting to heat up in the deer woods.
     
  2. rsf31tmp

    rsf31tmp Die Hard Bowhunter

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    The one spot I hunt that is always a great rut spot was dead this past weekend....I expect it to be great this weekend!
     
  3. CILhunter

    CILhunter Weekend Warrior

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    Pulled my cards on Sunday while hunting, and finally have shots of 5-6 nice bucks in one of my food plots. They are all a couple of hours after sundown, though. Only bucks in the daylight are a yearling spike and a really small 6 point. Hope the cooler weather and the upcoming rut will get them moving in the daytime.
     
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    rsf31tmp Die Hard Bowhunter

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    pulled a card last night and I had one doe in two picks....otherwise nothing!
     
  5. Stickit05

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    Any of you guys out today? Thinkin about doing an afternoon sit her in a few minutes but it's windy as heck.
     
  6. rsf31tmp

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    going out in the morning for a long sit. Winds will lay down tonight and it will be nice and cold!
     
  7. rsf31tmp

    rsf31tmp Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Rut is on! While on my after school bus route I saw 3 bucks. One was a shooter! Can't wait til morning


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  8. mylsuhat

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  9. rsf31tmp

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    Where is Perry county?


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    mylsuhat Weekend Warrior

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  11. rsf31tmp

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    Well I have seen more bucks this morning than any one sit ever. I am around Springfield


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    I'm at school so I can only hunt on weekends due to a 2.5 hour trip back home. I'm in northern Illinois and last weekend I saw 4 bucks chasing. Only one was a shooter but he came in around an hour before last light. I'm going out this weekend so I'll give an update on the activity I see.
     
  13. On Point

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    Im hunting between Athens & Petersburg & the rut is on here. Whereabouts Springfield you hunting?
     
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    Geesh. Wonder what the 'best' looks like lol. Nice buck!
     
  16. rsf31tmp

    rsf31tmp Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Well if I can get a pic, or video or a big buck down in the morning....I will post it here!
     
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    I had a buck that has been a problem for me all season running circles around me this morning. I need to get him on film. I don't think he is young. His face is grey, almost white between the antlers. He has no brow tines. Both sides match, about 12-14 inches long and thick and each side forks. About as big as a 4 pointer can get. I didn't take him this morning, but I could have. I call him "Forkhead". On Friday, Forkhead messed up my chance at taking a monster. He was rutted up big time today. I actually asked myself if he might be retarded or at least challenged. He winded me twice and still came back several more times. If I get the chance on Tuesday, Forkhead will meet a Thunderhead!
     
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    crxwolski Weekend Warrior

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    I want to see this deer!!!
     
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    rsf31tmp Die Hard Bowhunter

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    taking the camera this am, we will see?
     
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    I am sad and pathetic. Saw five deer. One I bumped while walking in, then three does with a large buck across the river in a field. Then the rain picked up and then the wind. I was comfortable, until the rain soaked in and then the wind kicked up. Damp and cold and I started thinking about my bed and something warm to drink....now I am home on my last day to hunt the rut. Sad and pathetic!
     

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