Giant Goose Ranch
Heartland Outdoors Forum Heartland Outdoors Forum en Copyright 2017 2017-06-22T14:54:48+00:00 What’s Up? <p>Why hasn’t the photo of the day changed?&nbsp; The one from May 22 is still showing.&nbsp; Nice fish, but ready to see something different.</p> 2017-06-15T15:47:56+00:00 SPAM <p>Please keep your junk off of our website!!!!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> 2017-06-12T14:28:49+00:00 Iroquois River Hunting &amp; Fishing Lodge 20.5 Acres! <p>I have a hunting/fishing lodge located on the Iroquois River in Kankakee County on 20.5 acres for sale. It’s an 11K sq ft 11 bedroom 5.5 bathroom paradise with a 7 station trap shooting range with a 1/4 mile of your own riverfront! 12 car garage with indoor basketball court, wrap around patio, an indoor wet bar that seats 25 and custom made furniture throughout. 450 yr old vinegar wood tables, 200 yr old barn wood walls, 18 hand carved bar stools, virginia granite and stone, the details are extreme. Cleaning station, two full kitchens, a swimming pond that reaches 16’ in depth with a tower and its own sandy beach. Please contact me if you or someone you know may be interested in having your own private lodge. It’s also located within 10 minutes of three different award-winning golf courses. Hunt and fish on our own property in one of the most private settings I’ve seen!</p> <p>dina dot disera at gmail dot com<br /> 815.405.6303</p> 2017-06-07T15:24:22+00:00 Do deer check out your stand? <p>Put a trail cam on a new stand and see.</p> <p><a href=""></a></p> 2017-05-11T01:01:01+00:00 Southern Illinois Sportsman Show <p>Want to invite all Sportsman out there to come to the Southern Illinois Sportsman Show. There will be something for everyone. From deer hunting, duck hunting, fishing. Vendors and collectors selling a little bit of everything. Also Calling seminars by John Stephens of RNT and Champion of Champions Workd Duck Calling Championship for the kids and adults alike. Also Steve Carter of callnutz and winner of many calling contest. Free door prizes for all kids in attendance from RNT.&nbsp; If there is anyone that would like to set up at the show please contact me ASAP. Jason 6189247323</p> 2017-05-08T03:56:28+00:00 Dead deer in May <p>I was out today working on some food plots and I was shocked to find a fresh dead deer in the middle of the food plot. I called neighbor property owner who hunts and he told me he knows of another found in a creek little over a week ago and that one was within 1/2 mile of me. He also told me he was told of someone else in peoria county who found around 10 fresh dead deer last week as well!!! Anyone know of or having the same thing in there area? This is in peoria county. Also , few years ago I found 15 dead on our property from EHD when Illinois was hit hard with it. It scares the crap out of me as I have passed on all deer four years in a row trying to recover from the last go around with losing so many deer. This last year they finally had turned around where this year I was now gonna take some deer this year. I sure hope Illinois doesn’t go through another hard hit year! We have enough problems without this again and again. <br /> Anyone have any idea about this type of thing happening in the spring? I have only seen it early fall so my gut tells me something else is going on. Input about this would be great, thanks!</p> 2017-05-07T01:55:57+00:00 Layout blinds <p>I have for sale 2 layout blinds in great shape. Tanglefree Deadzone is like new (been used less than 6 times) with a new snow cover, $175. Final Approach SUB with snow cover (cover has been used 3-4 times), $150. Will not sell blind without cover, but would consider selling cover without blind. Can email or text pictures.</p> 2017-04-07T18:44:44+00:00 SPAM <p>&nbsp; </p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> 2017-04-06T08:52:36+00:00 Browning Gold 10ga for sale <p>Sold</p> 2017-03-17T18:55:24+00:00 Winter Project - Deer Pin Plaque <p>I’ve been collecting all my deer pins since I started hunting in 1985.&nbsp; Up till this year, I just put them in an old candy jar.&nbsp; I always wanted to put them into a plaque, the ones made from oak veneer plywood shaped like the outline of Illinois.&nbsp; Never wanted to spend the $150 for one.&nbsp; So I came up with my own idea that is affordable and looks pretty good.</p> <p>1. I bought a bass wood plaque made by Walnut Hollow for around $10 off amazon.&nbsp; I bought a 9” x 13” size.<br /> 2. I created a grid template using Google Docs in order to determine where to drill my countersink holes that will hold the deer pins.&nbsp; I decided that 4 pins across by 7 rows looked good for the plaque size.<br /> 3. Using a 1.25” Forstner style bit I set my drill press to drill the holes about 1/8” deep.&nbsp; Deer pin size changed about 5 years ago.&nbsp; Older pins are a little smaller than the new pins.&nbsp; New pins fit tight in the 1.25” holes.&nbsp; I tried 1 1/8” forstener bit for the older pins but it was too small.&nbsp; My forster bit set increments by 1/8” so I ended up drilling all the hole sizes the same.&nbsp; If you have a set that increments by a 16th you could probably go to a smaller bit size for the older pins.<br /> 4. Lightly sanded the plaque and gave the plaque 2 coats of polyurethane.<br /> 5. Removed the clasps from the back of the deer pins and hot glued into place.</p> <p>I already had glue and the forstner bits so only cost me $10 for each plaque and about $8 for the poly spray.&nbsp; Turned out pretty decent and was pretty easy to assemble.</p> 2017-03-10T15:32:01+00:00