Southern IL rut?

Discussion in 'Bowhunting Talk' started by selfbros, Nov 9, 2016.

  1. selfbros

    selfbros Die Hard Bowhunter

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2011
    Posts:
    2,421
    Likes Received:
    42
    Dislikes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Glen Carbon, IL
    so I'm just wondering what people are seeing as far as chasing here in S. IL? I hunting near Bond and Clinton county borders. anyone on here hunt in/near this area have any feedback? In the past we are normally 2 weeks off from the rest of the world according to Bowhunting.com forums.:deadhorse:
     
  2. dbo181101

    dbo181101 Newb

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2016
    Posts:
    22
    Likes Received:
    0
    Dislikes Received:
    0
    Im hunting in St. Clair county and saw a 6pt chasing a doe and killed an 8pt Saturday winding a bedding area.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  3. Longdraw

    Longdraw Weekend Warrior

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2011
    Posts:
    783
    Likes Received:
    339
    Dislikes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Dupage CO. IL
    I was in Brown county last week and watched my first rut show ever. My buddy/host who is much more knowledgeable than I said the small buck I watched chasing a doe is just confused. The mature 10 point (I shot at and missed) would have been chasing that doe if she was ready and the rut was on. I'd say if you're not there then it's pretty close.
    Good luck!
     
  4. selfbros

    selfbros Die Hard Bowhunter

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2011
    Posts:
    2,421
    Likes Received:
    42
    Dislikes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Glen Carbon, IL
    Hopefully by Saturday it will be on like donkey kong. I'm sitting all day or at least until I put some horn on the ground
     
  5. selfbros

    selfbros Die Hard Bowhunter

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2011
    Posts:
    2,421
    Likes Received:
    42
    Dislikes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Glen Carbon, IL
    This is most likely my last year hunting my buddies ground because he is selling it. So I'm not going to be as picky as the past. If it's 120 I might take the shot
     
  6. Beehunter

    Beehunter Weekend Warrior

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2011
    Posts:
    504
    Likes Received:
    0
    Dislikes Received:
    0
    Location:
    West Central IL
    I think with this cold front coming in Friday, this weekend you will find things in full swing. I'm looking for good movement from Thursday afternoon thru the weekend. Let's hope so...........it has been painfully slow to this point!
     

Share This Page