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Good-Ol Switchback 20-Jan-19
I'm Going to head out in the morning and sit till about 9:30 . I have family obligations as we all do . I was wondering what everyone else is seeing out there . Good luck
I like evening hunts better this time of year then again I hunt mainly fields. Haven’t been out much but I drive some back roads at night and movement seems to be pretty good in spots. They are herded up so if you get the right spot you should see a bunch. Good luck! I’ll be out next weekend
Hunted yesterday all day. Saw 9 different bucks in the morning and 4 does. Passed a nice young 130 inch 10 pt. Sat last night and saw around 15 different bucks and 10 does. Fun hunt just don’t have any shooters around all year
25 deer in 1 evening hunt I think it's safe to say that you are in one hell of a piece of property! Enjoy and hopefully a brute steps out before the 20th.
It is fun to see that many deer but the down side I think EHD is still effecting our deer. We haven’t seen anything over 130 inches all years in person or on camera. Also had multiple deer limping which makes sense since EHD affects the hooves. We had a big kill off and I thought we were past it but I think it may have killed off our bigger bucks
Hunting in Stephenson County. Saw 12 does on Saturday night, no Bucks and nothing last night. Hoping since the storm moved through they will be moving tonight.
Anyreports from east central Illinois lately. Heading down next weekend. Last 3 weeks gotta make em count. Good luck all !
Very nice....keep rotating..ha!
Can’t fugure how to spin pics used to be able to with the edit option.
Chris, where do you have snow in Illinois? All we have is mud!
On public land by I-80 only saw two doe but on the way out saw the deer hitting the fields hard around 5pm.
I was gonna Hunt today. But I think I might skip that
This weekend should be good with the cold and possible snow!
They have been moving everywhere the past 2 days with the cold snap. Seeing groups of 10-30 in cut corn. Not many in cut beans. Wish I could get out
Ton of deer moving yesterday from noon til dark. Was a great day to be in the woods. Saw more deer than any other day all year. Snow and cold really made a difference where I was hunting. Get out and enjoy if you have the time.
Bucks are bunched up . A friend sent me these pics, he was sitting in his car . I saw an even bigger one on last nights sit . Unfortunately he didn't come close to me . He was about 200 yards in a field feeding . Saw 5 different bucks and 25 different does also . The deer all fed in the middle of field and just the doe's passed in bow range . Last night was my last sit of the year . At least there is high hopes for next season. Post how ya did these last two days . Good luck
From: Good-Ol Switchback
Saw bunch of deer with this weather and cold. Took a nice dose for the freezer. Only seen 3 bucks last 2 weeks but many does. Kind of a weird year weather wise since Nov. Now the long wait till Oct 1. Good luck shed hunters and now it's time to learn about your deer with this snowy ground.
Last Day ... Thank God! ... Some 1/2 rack bucks already being seen too! ....