***Official Team Illinois Thread***

Discussion in 'Other Deer Contests' started by Woody9220, Aug 5, 2014.

  1. jfergus7

    jfergus7 Legendary Woodsman

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    Can't wait to get back out mid week and see how the Round Up did on the first plot. If it worked well then I will be back out Saturday to burn what is left and put down some fertilizer. Also planning to start work on a small kill plot on the same property!
     
  2. jrk_indle84

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    Good luck with the plots Ferg, I've been considering trying couple kill plots myself but not sure have the best areas for anything.
    May be something haveta work on for next season.
     
  3. jfergus7

    jfergus7 Legendary Woodsman

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    Thanks! Looking forward to seeing how they turn out!
     
  4. illinibowhunter

    illinibowhunter Die Hard Bowhunter

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    I am just checking in for this thread since I got in late. Looking forward to being part of the team!
     
  5. jfergus7

    jfergus7 Legendary Woodsman

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    Planning on heading to the farm Wednesday morning to check two cameras and see how the Round Up worked on the new plot! Hope to get some clean up done on it so I can plant by the weekend!
     
  6. jrk_indle84

    jrk_indle84 Grizzled Veteran

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    Went out tonight and did a little scouting. Ended up having a stare down with a doe headed back to truck. Other than that didn't see much. Was mostly looking for places to set up stands. Planning on picking some more up as soon as they start getting them out. Stores around here usually wait until just about deer season to put gear out.

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  7. Tim Ainsworth

    Tim Ainsworth BHOD Crew

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    Gallons of RUP!? How big of a food plot you planting Ferg!?

    I planted our Kill Plots Friday and Monday. Corn plots look fantastic and beans not bad (deer are hammering them, even though we planted well over 13 acres of them. We need rain boys....bad!
     
  8. jrk_indle84

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    We just got 4" inches last weekend ha. Assuming u must be south of where I'm at though.

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  9. Tim Ainsworth

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    No sir, Jo Daviess county, dry as a bone. Forecast shows rain coming over the weekend tho!
     
  10. michael_pearce

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    How did I miss this !!!!!!
    I would've have loved to been in on this.
    Good luck fellas
     
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  11. BH.COM-CLINTON

    BH.COM-CLINTON BHOD Crew

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    Hey guys Im here guess i might as well check in. We have been getting hammered with rain down here. We had 4 in spread throughout last week. Planted radishes on the 30th and they are 8 in tall already. Its like a green house. Hopefully it will keep the EHD away this year.
     
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    Well nothing on the cam check but does and coons. A little disappointing but I'm not very worried. That spot is a transition area so they will be there later like they were last year.

    I'm going to be scouting the public land more here soon and get into the woods and hopefully find a spot to hunt opening day. There are some promising spots on the aerial view just have to get boots on the ground now.
     
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    Couple I have been watching:

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  14. tynimiller

    tynimiller Legendary Woodsman

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    Still can't believe you said I can come hunt with ya bud....such a good pal! :D

    Looking great bud, get one of them!
     
  15. jfergus7

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    Don't know about anyone else but the wait till October 1st is already killing me!
     
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    Woody9220 Weekend Warrior

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    I'm going nuts. I'm getting to that point where it's all I think about.

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  17. jfergus7

    jfergus7 Legendary Woodsman

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    I'm long past that point. Been all I have been thinking about for weeks now!
     
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    The last month or so before season is always rough.

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  19. Tim Ainsworth

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    I get a lot of stuff done each year trying to stay busy not thinking about hunting. French, those deer will do for sure. Hoping you connect with one of them this yr!
     
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    Still early in the game. If they are there mid September I might have a shot.
     

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