Archery Trip To Illinois Might Just Happen

Well folks, I am so pumped, yesterday some friends decide to go on a archery trip to Illinois. We applied for a Prairie State archery deer hunting permit. I have always wanted to go on a big time deer hunt and it looks like this could be the year that dream becomes a reality.

archery trip to Illinois happening

It looks like the archery trip to Illinois just might happen.

 

Archery Trip To Illinois

We are planning to go on our archery trip to Illinois in late October to early November. Right in the heart of big buck country. I have always wanted to hunt in Illinois, where the chances of getting a world class whitetail are very good. It’s a lottery to get drawn for so hopefully we will get drawn.

If you are wondering why I am so pumped up about hunting in Illinois check out this video, and if you are a deer hunter you will understand.I have already made my self a hunting equipment checklist and I just ordered a new bow that should be here tomorrow. The bow that I have been using for years has been a great one, but it is time for an upgrade. I have never shot a carbon arrow and I just can’t wait to start practicing with my new PSE Stinger. I bought it on-line at huntersfriend.com. They have ready to hunt bow packages that come set up and paper tuned and ready to hunt right out of the package. I just don’t have a lot of spare time, so this is a great deal for someone who doesn’t have the time to get a bow tuned and set up properly. Of course I will need to get in a lot of practice between now and hunting season, which I plan on doing. If you are looking for a good deal on a bow package you can check them out at huntersfriend.com or click Hunters Friend, or call 1-877-410-7811.

A while back I decided to set a deer hunting goal for my self, of harvesting a Pope and Young buck with my bow. Bow hunting in Illinois just might help me achieve that goal. They have some real trophy whitetails there and I just might get a bruiser, you never know. I have been deer hunting twenty seven years and have never been hunting outside of the great state of Georgia. I have taken some real nice bucks in Georgia, but I really hope to get the chance to go bow hunting in Illinois. I am pumped up just thinking about it.

 

Also I will be moving to Kentucky real soon and I here there is some great hunting there also. I am looking forward to hunting in some of these states that I have only read about and seen on television. I here there is a lot of corn up that way. I bet those tenderloins taste real good. Not to mention those world class  racks.

 

Ethical Deer Hunter

Are you an ethical deer hunter? I believe that if you deer hunt it is your duty to be an ethical one.

Ethical Deer Hunter

ethical deer hunter

It is our duty to carry on the hunting heritage.

The laws that we as deer hunters are to abide by should be respected and followed to make sure future generations of deer hunters can enjoy the freedom to hunt for years to come. If we break the laws and recklessly ignore them, that gives the antis fuel for the fire. There is a small percentage of hunters who disregard the deer hunting regulations and give all of us law abiding ethical deer hunters a bad image. It’s just not fair to us, to be portrayed as a bunch of drunk rednecks that just want to kill something. To me hunting is so much more than killing something. Hunters do so much for wildlife preservation, and the preservation of wildlife habitat. We all can do more to ensure our sons and their sons will be able to  carry on the hunting heritage for years to come.

I was searching the internet and I ran across some really good articles on hunting ethics. We all need to do our part to teach our children and others to be ethical hunters. We can all do our part to be good sportsman and ensure that our sons and theirs are able to hunt for years to come. It feels good to introduce young people and old to the great outdoors. It is something that we can pass on to future generations and they will be able to enjoy the great outdoors for years to come. Take a child or a friend outdoors you will be glad that you did, you will make memories that will last a lifetime. I have so many great memories of my past adventures in the outdoors and I hope I can help others create their own memories that they will cherish forever.

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Food Plots Planted Growing

food plots planted growing well

The food plots planted this spring.

 

We got our deer hunting food plots planted and they should be coming up by now. I haven’t had a chance to get to the deer camp to check my trail camera, and see the property since some logging was done, and since the food plots were planted.

A few reminders on your summer plots to help get the best results out of your plots.

Food Plots Planted

Spray plots for weeds when weeds are four to twelve inches tall. Also when clover reaches 10 to 12 inches tall mow down to 4 to 6 inches. Don’t mow to low or to often though. You don’t want them to burn during the summer heat.

Also during early fall fertilize with a 0-20-20 or similar fertilizer. Apply when it is dry.

Hopefully I will have some good trail camera photographs to share soon.

I sure hope we don’t have another drought like we did last year. That was the worst drought I can remember in all my years.

It is great to be posting again and hopefully much more often now.