New to the Site looking for Illinois advice

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  1. Jersey Hunter13

    Jersey Hunter13 Newb

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    just wanted to introduce myself! I’ve been bow hunting for 30+ years, first time on any forum. Live in NJ but currently working in southern Illinois, I plan on hunting the month of November in Illinois, any advice from any locals in Illinois?
     
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    I live in Williamson county in southern iL . Look at crab orchard refuge , Shawnee nation forest and rend lake refuge all great public land opportunities with big bucks


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    Brett. Thanks for reaching out, I have a spot in Thompsonville that I plan on hunting, are you near there?
     
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    Good luck as there are some humongous deer in IL.
     
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    S.McArthur Die Hard Bowhunter

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    I hunt Mermet lake, it's kind of tough but there a butt load of deer out there. It gets harder after they flood the place for duck season...well depends on how you look at it, the flooding will funnel them into other areas.
    Where in Southern Illinois? I drive up around Metropolis/Massac County.
    Edit: It's going to cost around $500 for non-resident licenses and permits, so prepare for that non-sense.
     
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    I have permission to hunt private property in Franklin county and also Massac its a small piece of woods that ties into 500 acres. It’s on metropolis rd. How is that area?


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    S.McArthur Die Hard Bowhunter

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    I'm an out of state hunter but when I cruise around glassing fields I see a ton of deer, usually I'll see more deer in one day than I see most of my season in Tennessee. I'll be at Mermet this weekend, I can give an idea of what's happening in So. Illinois, hopefully I can post a monster Illinois buck.
     
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    Are you having any luck?


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    Not as much as I'd hoped for, I'm seeing deer just nothing big. Hopefully the big ones stat moving around some.
     

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