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  1. Illinois Rookie

    Bowhunting and Bowhunter Showcases
    I'm all set for my maiden voyage to the Illinois deer woods this fall. All my hunting has been done in PA. I've been bow hunting since 2008 and I've killed over 20 deer with a bow including 9 buck, the biggest of which is probably 160" or so. Any Advice about being selective?
  2. Apple Edge Bow Press - Local Pickup Only location zip: 62821 IL

    Archery Tools
    Apple edge bow press in great shape. Works as it should. I will post pics within day or two as I'm sick not feeling well. But you can check it out on apples webpage. I will have to dig out the round posts that I've got stored somewhere for pressing non parallel limbs, I haven't ever needed them...
  3. Northern Illinois Public Land Spring Turkey

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    Anyone have any success on public lands in N. Illinois or even SW Wisconsin? Looking to bag a bird this spring but unsure if any lands around here are even worth a shot. Thank you for any input.
  4. Looking for Olympic re-curve archers in Eastern Iowa\Western Illinois

    F.I.T.A, N.A.A., Collegiate Archery, And J.O.A.D.
    I'm looking to meet up or talk to Olympic re-curve archers in the Quad Cities area (eastern Iowa\western Illinois. I know there must be persons with the same interest in archery as I that would be willing to talk shop.
  5. Wild Game Dinner In Plainfield, Illinois!!

    General Archery Discussion
    WILD GAME DINNER Sponsored by Chosen Arrow Ministry Saturday March 5, 2016 Doors Open at 5:30 ;m Dinner at 6:00pm Dinner Held at Plainfield Central High School 24120 W. Fort Beggs Drive Plainfield, IL Tickets $12.00 until Feb. 28 Children Ages 0-5 are Free; Ages 6-10 ar $6.00 Tickets will...
  6. 25M and 18M Aggregate March 11-13th

    Great Lakes Shoots
    TAZ Archery is hosting a sanctioned USA Archery 25M and 18M Aggregate on March 11 thru the 13th. Here are the detail that are listed on This is a USA Archery Sanctioned 18m and 25m Aggregate shoot. To do this ALL archers that want to shoot booth the 25m and the 18m, MUST shoot...
  7. Illinois Farm for Sale - Income producing

    Hunting Land for Lease
    120+/- acre farm in southern Illinois. Located in Johnson County, this tract is loaded with big midwest bucks and turkeys. The property consists of 36+/- tillable acres currently in soybeans with a 1/3 crop share rent providing annual supplemental income. The remaining acreage is full of...
  8. 2015 Illinois Target Archery Association Indoor State Championship

    F.I.T.A, N.A.A., Collegiate Archery, And J.O.A.D.
    The 2015 ITAA Indoor State Championship is being hosted in two locations, on the weekend of February 7th-8th, and February 14th-15th. Saturday is an 18m 600 round, and Sunday is a 25m 600 round. You can shoot either or both of these. Medals will be awarded for the individual events, as well...
  9. Buy one, get one half off - 5 day Illinois bow hunt

    Have october 16-20 & 21-25 open with no one booked. These are usually $1000 for 5 day hunt with food and lodging but if you have 2 guys you can go for $750 each. Hunts are in southern illinois around Villa Ridge Contact me asap for more info. DKOAB10025
  10. Sums Up The Midwest States Deer Dilema Pretty Well

    Bowhunting and Bowhunter Showcases
    This article pretty much sums up what's going on in the Midwest I think. Be sure and check to see who is contributing to your Governors campaign. I checked Illinois and now I know why we are so screwed up.
  11. Kiswaukee River FWA hunting. Thoughts on where to sit?

    General Archery Discussion
    If anyone could help me out or give me some tips on where to sit when i go. Or if i should hunt somewhere else close like Walworth county wisconsin. thanks!
  12. Hunting In Illinois

    Bowhunting and Bowhunter Showcases
    Anyone hunting in Illinois this season? This will be my first time hunting but one problem... I have noo way of getting out to the woods because of vehicle problems... I'm beginning to get my stuff together for the season... but it will seem impossible to go because I live in Chicago and the...
  13. Archery In Chicago

    General Archery Discussion
    Guys I went to this Archery Range in Park Forest, Illinois and it was great whenever er you guys are in Illinois you check these guys out at 7240 West Madison Str... its an archery custom shop that has been in business since the 1940s... And btw please wish me a happy birthday.
  14. *** Official Illinois Harvest Thread ***

    Bowhunting and Bowhunter Showcases
    Let's show everybody what Illinois is made of. Our season started just yesterday and I'm sure we'll have some good deer to brag about. Post your harvest shots/stories from the Land of Lincoln here.
  15. Opening day shooter? Score?

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  16. Newbie Hunter

    I just turned 40 and have never been hunting in my life. My eight year old comes to me one day and says he wants to go bow hunting. So of course I went out and bought us compound bows and set up a practice area in my basement where we shoot from 10-25 yards. I understand his bow is only 20#...
  17. Deer Permit Online in Illinois???

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    hey everybody, I'm trying to get my resident deer permit online on the IDNR website. I can buy it online and then they're supposed to mail it to me. This is the first time I have tried to buy a permit online and when I try to buy the Resident Archery deer combo with one either sex tag and one...
  18. Need help finding places to hunt near naperville, IL

    I recently moved to the area with my wife and an a little lost on where to start look for pace to archery and bird hunt. I moved from Shawano county Wisconsin and had endless places to hunt because of farmers and land that my parents own. I am now looking for some places close to naperville to...
  19. Help finding a Range or Club in North/NW Chicago Suburbs

    General Archery Discussion
    I've lived in Buffalo Grove for a year now, and still do not have a range/shop/club to shoot my bow. I'd like to work this out because the current pace I'm shooting at is just not getting it done. Any insight/suggestions/reviews would be much appreciated. Mostly just looking for a place to...
  20. Illinois non-resident hunting license prices?

    Bowhunting and Bowhunter Showcases
    I just looked up how much a resident hunting license cost for Illinois and it only came out to be $60. (privilege 101) Is this right? I think I remember that a non-resident license for last season was between $300-$400. Thanks for any help