Volo Bog

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  1. HancockCountyIL

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    Anyone have any tips on hunting Volo Bog in Illinois? I am hunting there 11/13-11/17 in Zone H, as part of the state park lottery hunt. Any advice is appreciated. Thanks and good luck this fall!
     
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    is that one of those "dedicated stand site" type hunts?
    God I hate northern Illinois State Game Area regulations. Confusing as hell.

    Anyway, I imagine that the rut will be full bore and you will have bucks running all over. Sorry can't help much.
     
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    @dnoodles-thanks. I have access to that zone from 11/13-11/17, but I can set up my stand on 11/11. I won't have much time to scout, as another hunter has access to that same zone the week before. Good luck this fall!
     
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    you too. If you want me to do some OnX scouting for you I can send you screenshots. Let me know.
     
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    @dnoodles-that would be great. Thank you! Where is Illinois do you hunt/live? How has the season gone for you thus far? Good luck!
     
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    My cousin actually shot his first deer out at Zone H two years ago. I helped him hang the stand, and he actually missed a little buck within 10 minutes of his first sit. He also saw a real nice 8 pointer hitting a scrape as he was walking out.

    There was some good sign and a few scrapes here:

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    And it seemed like majority of deer movement throughout the zone was here:

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    There's a good amount of deer throughout the Volo Bog, and I've seen some nice bucks out there over the years.
     
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    Brad-thank you for the help! On another note, I know your uncle Mike (met him at church). Small world! Keep up the great work!
     

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