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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.
  4. 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...
  6. 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.
  7. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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)....
  18. Thread: Deer Cover

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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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
  21. 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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    This. Last week of October, first week in Nov. is...

    This. Last week of October, first week in Nov. is almost always good unless the weather is screwy. Full moon is the 29th. I'm taking off the 1st to the 5th hoping I time it right. The first weekend...
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    Anti-virus program popped up with an alert when I...

    Anti-virus program popped up with an alert when I clicked on the link. Just an FYI.
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    This is what I have. I like the combination.

    This is what I have. I like the combination.
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    I'm in the same boat as PSEWood. While they are...

    I'm in the same boat as PSEWood. While they are accurate, I did not personally care for their construction, they were not for me. Blade tips curl very easily also. I'd shoot the swept blade QAD...
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    You know, I didn't really think about the rape in...

    You know, I didn't really think about the rape in the B&B blend. Now you have me wondering if I had used a more traditional, turnip/radish plot they wouldn't have started in on it so bad this early....
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    Thanks guys. No one around me has brassicas...

    Thanks guys. No one around me has brassicas planted that I am aware of, however the deer on the property apparently have developed a real taste for them! I should have known I was in for it when they...
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