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Bowhunting Post Gun Season
Illinois
Contributors to this thread:
Bryan 20-Nov-17
Split Toes 20-Nov-17
Franzen 21-Nov-17
awh302 21-Nov-17
Dusktildawn 21-Nov-17
Dusktildawn 21-Nov-17
Dusktildawn 21-Nov-17
Bryan 24-Nov-17
THE POPE II 25-Nov-17
Bryan 25-Nov-17
Dusktildawn 25-Nov-17
Franzen 26-Nov-17
Edge Hunter 27-Nov-17
Bentstick81 27-Nov-17
Lee 27-Nov-17
Dusktildawn 28-Nov-17
bumpinblaze4x4 29-Nov-17
Lee 29-Nov-17
awh302 30-Nov-17
Franzen 30-Nov-17
Bryan 01-Dec-17
Woods Walker 21-Dec-17
From: Bryan
20-Nov-17
How long do you typically wait before getting back out after gun seasons end?

From: Split Toes
20-Nov-17
I seeen deer in fields all morning today when i was working the fields and travelling to other fields. They didnt seemed to be phased.

From: Franzen
21-Nov-17
I hunt during gun seasons and whenever I can after. Sometimes it is good, sometimes not so much.

From: awh302
21-Nov-17
Regardless the deer will still have to eat so they are going to move. You'll never know staying at home sitting on the couch.

From: Dusktildawn
21-Nov-17

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Many fresh rubs from this past weekend in Central Ill. I would definitely recommend to bwhunt if you have the time. When weather has been cold deer are moving all day long. Most activity was in thick timber between bedding areas. Good luck.

From: Dusktildawn
21-Nov-17

Dusktildawn's embedded Photo
Dusktildawn's embedded Photo

From: Dusktildawn
21-Nov-17

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Dusktildawn's embedded Photo
This one showed up at 1:30 eyeing beddig area for does. 80 yds from stand

From: Bryan
24-Nov-17
Thanks for the info, went out a few days ago and seen a few does. Hoping a buck was pushing them but no luck. Maybe this morning!!

From: THE POPE II
25-Nov-17

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THE POPE II's embedded Photo
Yes awh302 is right. Can't kill em from the couch. I am a big believer in the second rut. I shot a solid 8 last year during that time while he was on a doe. Keep us posted!

From: Bryan
25-Nov-17
Seen a smaller 6 pt yesterday but nothing else, didn't seem to be after anything. The hunt continues!!!

From: Dusktildawn
25-Nov-17
Nice Vuck Pope. Public or private land?

From: Franzen
26-Nov-17
Heading out to hunt. Haven't seen a buck yet this weekend (except from the road). Trying to avoid all the permanent stands on a piece of public that doesn't allow them is getting tough, but hopefully I found a spot that hasn't been disturbed as much.

From: Edge Hunter
27-Nov-17

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Edge Hunter's embedded Photo
I had bucks chasing does last Monday afternoon. Then at 3:20 on Monday I shot a real nice 9 pt.

From: Bentstick81
27-Nov-17
Congrats!

From: Lee
27-Nov-17
Nice!!

From: Dusktildawn
28-Nov-17
Very nice deer Edge!

29-Nov-17

bumpinblaze4x4's embedded Photo
bumpinblaze4x4's embedded Photo
I hunted all day on saturday 11/25; it was pretty dead through the morning (which was cut short by some cattle that got out of the neighboring pasture). I sat 3 hours in the afternoon without seeing a deer until this guy came by cruising like it was November 5th.

From: Lee
29-Nov-17
Awesome deer!

From: awh302
30-Nov-17
Nice deer fellas! There's still plenty of good hunting left. When the cold weather comes focus on the food sources.

From: Franzen
30-Nov-17
Nice bucks! Unfortunately sometimes it's feast or famine with a late season food source. I always struggle with scouting and being able to hunt in short order. Many times by the time I get to hunt the deer have moved on.

From: Bryan
01-Dec-17
Last year was my first year hunting and I didn't have any luck before or after gun seasons. It definitely seemed a lot harder after November tho, I have been luckier this year but really hoping there are a few nice ones left come next week and the following weeks.

From: Woods Walker
21-Dec-17
I hunt Brown County. We usually see more deer during the first half of gun season, but we seem to have a better chance of seeing BIG deer during second half. I've had a lot of hunts like bumpinblaze's. Sit all day with nothing and then...OMG!!!!!

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