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Non-Typical Hunter

Cooler weather tomorrow!

Tue, October 12, 2010

I was just at Wolf Hollow archery in Chillicothe today and happened to be conversing with Larry when he mentioned a big drop in temps tomorrow. As soon as I got home, I checked the forecast and sure enough, the high tomorrow here in central, IL. is in the 60’s! That’s what I’m talking about!!!

With the drastic change of weather comes a drastic change of behavior. In fact, it’s the big “change” that moves them more than the weather itself. Cool weather will move them good but coming off of a heat wave, it will move them even better. Whether it’s freezer meat or racks for the wall, I’m looking forward in shooting some deer!

I noticed some new scrapes and some really fresh rubs on the trees yesterday. In fact, I swear I heard a buck rubbing like there was no tomorrow last week when I was hunting but never investigated it due to the fact it was shooting time. I checked that area yesterday where the noise came from last week and sure enough, there was a tree about 8” wide with its bark shredded. I was only about 50 yards from that area last week while he was rubbing that tree but there was no chance of me sneaking up to him.  Maybe I’ll see him in the near future!

Until the next episode, stay tuned…


A Rotten Day in the Woods

Mon, October 11, 2010

Tired, miserable and burnt are just three words I can use to describe how I feel after hunting in the timber for 12 solid hours! I packed my lunch and water, then took off for woods. I hit some areas that I normally wouldn’t hit today with the hopes of finding one of the two bucks I’m looking for. No such luck.  I took another change of clothes with me anticipating body perspiration and I’m glad I did! 80+ degrees did nothing good for me as I was packed like a sardine in a Ghillie suit.

The highlight of my day was when a gray squirrel crawled on my knee! He was a cute little thing and wasn’t scared a bit. In fact, he recognized me from last week, so he assumed we were friends. I also had a turkey play games with me. He would show up in the trail cam right after I passed it. He did the same when I returned. I wouldn’t have known it but I pulled the SD card after I was finished and saw the little devil.

OK, the animals had their fun with me today. Fair enough. I’ll have my fun with them later this week! Hee Hee.


Some early season bucks are falling

Fri, October 08, 2010

Here’s some beautiful early season Illinois bucks!

This was shot by Don Travis in Brown Co.

This was shot by Chad Yingling in Brown Co.

This was shot by Clint Harvey of Southern IL.




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