This has been my experience as well hunting southern Illinois the last 10 years. The weather that first week has always been unpredictable. I have seen far too many warm fronts that first week. I will be there Nov 16th -23rd this year.I am going to agree to disagree with most of you. I have a wall full of mid november bucks!! Take the 15th-21st.You are playing with too much fire on the first week. If the weather is warm,you are screwed.The rut will be delayed a little but by the 15th it does not matter.Also you'll have the best chance to kill the biggest bucks in your area then, not just the lil guys( I.E. 3 year olds and down)......just my .02
Are you planning on shot gun hunting on the Nov 21???? You say that you are bowhunting. :sorry: To keep bringing this up. Can someone figure this out for me :frusty:.I have 1 week of vac. i can put for bowhunting.It is nov the 1st thur the 8th, or the 15th thur the 21st. The first quarter moon is on the 6th. and the full moon is on the 13th.This is in illinois.What week would you take???