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    I respectfully disagree with you on this one....

    I respectfully disagree with you on this one. I've personally mushrooms (2) axis arrows in hunting situations. I both instances the base of the broadhead I was using was larger than the axis arrow...
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    I'd currently take either of the newer Bowtech's...

    I'd currently take either of the newer Bowtech's you listed over the Obsessions if I was in the market for a new bow IMO. Not to say the Phoenix or Fusion 7 are bad bows by any stretch but Obsession...
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    Out of those I would vote for the Buzzcuts or...

    Out of those I would vote for the Buzzcuts or Shuttle T's. Both proven, tough heads. The Ramcats I shot awhile back were complete garbage. Thin blades, small screw holding it all together, not very...
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    Really digging that camo choice. Congrats on the...

    Really digging that camo choice. Congrats on the new shooter!
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    WOW! Supreme dirt bag right there! Karma is a...

    WOW! Supreme dirt bag right there! Karma is a ***** though...things have way of working out in these cases sometimes, just need to know the right people...lol! Dude needs a serious **swhopping at the...
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    Do you happen to be using small diameter arrows?...

    Do you happen to be using small diameter arrows? Had this happen twice to me about 5 years ago while using grim reapers with Axis arrows without broadhead adapters installed. The base of the GR's...
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    Nice plots fellas! I put some B&B in a few years...

    Nice plots fellas! I put some B&B in a few years back, came up great until first cold snap (had an earlier than normal cold snap that year). Deer then mowed it to the ground over a 2-3week stretch...
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    I agree with Ray on this. Tried them awhile back...

    I agree with Ray on this. Tried them awhile back and just didn't like the way the bases contacted the shaft. There are better vanes out there that stick easier and perform as well for me to mess with...
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    I agree with the above statement after trying...

    I agree with the above statement after trying some Fusions awhile back. May have just got a bad batch but I didn't care for them either. I'll stick with my 3" VaneTecs.
  10. Thread: Blue tongue

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    I heard the exact same thing from a buddy who has...

    I heard the exact same thing from a buddy who has hunted hard the last two weeks in eastern IL (Clark). Least # of deer he's ever seen on their property in the past 5 yrs. Farmers and hunters in the...
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    I agree with the above poster. I have seen this...

    I agree with the above poster. I have seen this exact scenario play out a couple times now. Unfortunately, yours truly recently. Most do not end well IMO unless there is good blood coming out of his...
  12. Thread: flashlight

    by cranker2
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    Gas coleman lantern with a reflector, best blood...

    Gas coleman lantern with a reflector, best blood tracking light made IMO. Cheap energizer headlamp for walking in or out if I need it.
  13. Thread: Illinois

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    Beecher

    Beecher
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    Kisser button and the Anchor Site work for me....

    Kisser button and the Anchor Site work for me. The anchor site is a great option if your are looking to go peepless, let's you know when you are torqueing the bow even a little bit.
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    Cabelas, Midway, Natchess all carry Barnes....

    Cabelas, Midway, Natchess all carry Barnes. Believe I ordered my TEZ's from Natchess last time.
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    If I had to pick one weekend a year to archery...

    If I had to pick one weekend a year to archery hunt in my neck of the woods it would be the weekend after Halloween. I've shot more mature deer the first weekend in Nov. than any other time during...
  17. There is some fantastic hunting around the border...

    There is some fantastic hunting around the border area. I work in NW Indiana and know quite a few gentleman that hunt east of here to the MI line on the IN side. Compared to the Holland area you...
  18. Thread: Muzzleloading

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    I agree with the above on going with loose powder...

    I agree with the above on going with loose powder over pellets. Go with the blackhorn 209 loose powder (90-110 grains usually). Stuff is awesome, just use a hot primer (CCI209M or FED209A). You will...
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    1-3/8 cut get my vote. Make sure you use a broad...

    1-3/8 cut get my vote. Make sure you use a broad head adapter or outsert on a small diameter arrow given the size of the cup base. Found that out in 10pt I made a poor shot on and spined awhile...
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    Some good advice above, get a soil test before...

    Some good advice above, get a soil test before doing anything. Spray the weeds prior. You can almost guarantee you'll need to add lime prior too and fertilize during planting. Given you are planting...
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    This has been my experience as well. Had a real...

    This has been my experience as well. Had a real nice 1/2 acre plot last year planted in Frigid Forage Big & Beasty. The product grew fantastic however we had a real early cold snap in september and...
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    Not a bad deal, but above codes do not...

    Not a bad deal, but above codes do not work....they state they have been disabled.
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    Poll: I've really grown to love the phatheads. They are...

    I've really grown to love the phatheads. They are sharp, fly fantastic and penetrate like crazy. I've shot all of the ones you have listed but the Exodus and Magnus (both of which get great reviews)....
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    I also have heard good things about the Egyptian...

    I also have heard good things about the Egyptian wheat, however never used it myself. A switchgrass variety may also be an option. The best property I hunt has a a slew of mature dogwoods intermixed...
  25. Afternoon hunt yes. Morning not so much...

    Afternoon hunt yes. Morning not so much especially if the wind is cranking. I've hunted a lot of mornings in those conditions in the past and I have had very little success rate overall. Afternoons...
  26. Don't miss it one bit. Was a real pain if you...

    Don't miss it one bit. Was a real pain if you shot one late, far from the check station, or had to work the next day. No doubt however it makes false or no reporting easier for the low lifes that...
  27. As stated prevoiusly by Chaded and many others in...

    As stated prevoiusly by Chaded and many others in this thread. Hard to go wrong with the Barnes copper sabots from my experience with them. They along with the Blackhorn 209 powder make for a...
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    [QUOTE=copterdoc;1065859694]Illinois; (3.) Deer...

    [QUOTE=copterdoc;1065859694]Illinois;
    (3.) Deer harvest must be reported via telephone, or online check by 10 P.M. the day it was harvested.
    (4.) We are allowed to kill two bucks per season.
    ...
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    IL Taxi for an elk mount

    Looking for suggestions on a good taxidermist for an elk shoulder mount in Northern/Central IL. Dad finally connected on a nice Colorado bull and he is looking for a reputable taxi that has some...
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    Canned venison is fantastic, suprised more people...

    Canned venison is fantastic, suprised more people don't do it. I do not add fluid just kosher salt and into the pressure cooker it goes. Just opened a jar that got buried on the shelf from 2009 a...
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