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Jasper Co Ill.?
Posted: 17 July 2014 08:48 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Just recently got permission to hunt a farm in Jasper County Ill., so I figured this would be the place to ask any questions about the area. I’m a MS boy, so it will be an out of state hunt for me. What is the best week to archery hunt the rut in that area, and what kind of deer quality can I expect for that area? Also how hard will it be to get leftover tags for zone 6, seeing as I missed the lottery app period?

Thanks for any help in advance!

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Posted: 18 July 2014 07:24 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Zone 6?  Not familiar with that term.  Please advise.  Tom

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Posted: 18 July 2014 08:12 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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DozRdeer2 - 18 July 2014 07:24 AM

Zone 6?  Not familiar with that term.  Please advise.  Tom

I had looked at a map that had the state broken into 8 different zones, looking back it seems that those aren’t IDNR zones.

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Posted: 18 July 2014 08:22 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Your going to get differing opinions on this, but I would try to be hunting all day in the stand days before, on, and after November 10th.  Granted one needs to consider moon phase weather ect. The first cold spell in November has been good for me.  I plan on taking a lot of vacation to bowhunt Nov 3rd to the 16th.  When you get closer to gun season more bucks are locked in on hot does and are covering less ground in search mode.  Plus all the gun hunters decide to go scouting the week before stirring up the woods/hanging up stands driving 4 wheelers around ect.

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Posted: 18 July 2014 09:48 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Slicky that #6 is a region which Jasper County is in the north part.  Basically the game wardens and state biologists are in regions etc. Really not an issue with you and deer hunting.  I live in Jasper County and hunted her for 35 years now I guess.  Numbers are way down I would beg you to not take a doe at this time but thats your call.  Bucks, this county has a lot of land owner deer hunters and even though we dont call it QDMA alot of us just practice it here.  The county has harvested several bucks over 200” inches in resent years and quality is very good.  As I mentioned numbers are down but if your patient you will cross paths with some good deer.  Jasper is a big county and it has areas of good numbers but over all the hunters here are crying the blues.  Anytime from Oct 25 to Dec. 1 is good dependent on weather fronts and temp’s.  Good luck!

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Posted: 18 July 2014 03:15 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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todd - 18 July 2014 09:48 AM

Slicky that #6 is a region which Jasper County is in the north part.  Basically the game wardens and state biologists are in regions etc. Really not an issue with you and deer hunting.  I live in Jasper County and hunted her for 35 years now I guess.  Numbers are way down I would beg you to not take a doe at this time but thats your call.  Bucks, this county has a lot of land owner deer hunters and even though we dont call it QDMA alot of us just practice it here.  The county has harvested several bucks over 200” inches in resent years and quality is very good.  As I mentioned numbers are down but if your patient you will cross paths with some good deer.  Jasper is a big county and it has areas of good numbers but over all the hunters here are crying the blues.  Anytime from Oct 25 to Dec. 1 is good dependent on weather fronts and temp’s.  Good luck!

Todd, thanks, this is the kind of info I was looking for. I am not one to send one flying after a smaller buck, I will be looking for something to put on the wall for sure. We will probably be looking at dates around Nov 7th-10th to hunt, so we should be in good shape.

As for the leftover tags, how hard will they be to get?

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Posted: 19 July 2014 05:38 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Try Bowsite.com on the illinois forum too

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Posted: 21 July 2014 06:54 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Slicky that I don’t know.  There is a great article by Kevin Chapman on Heartland talking about Jasper County and the continual hammering of our deer herd so Im hoping, nothing against you that they are real hard to get.  I want the deer herd built back up first and foremost.

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Posted: 08 August 2014 04:42 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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As for the leftover tags, how hard will they be to get?

Not to worry. Even though you missed the “application period” you will be able to purchase your archery tag over the counter, usually beginning around Sept. 1st.

Illinois has not sold out of non-resident archery tags since they raised the number of tags to 25,000. Although you wouldn’t know it by reading some of the posts on this site!

Good Luck!

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Posted: 12 August 2014 08:57 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Non-resident combination archery permits continue to be available while supplies last at the following locations until August 31:
DNR’s telephone vendor system (1-888-673-7648) or via DNR Direct Online License Sales at www.dnr.illinois.gov.

Beginning Sept 1, any remaining permits will be available over-the-counter.

Tom

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