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Illinois deer harvest up slightly

January 20, 2010 at 11:40 AM

SPRINGFIELD – Hunters in Illinois completed the 2009-2010 deer hunting seasons by taking a preliminary total of 189,277 deer during all seasons.  Deer hunting closed on Jan. 17 with the end of the 2009-2010 Archery, Late-Winter, and Special CWD deer hunting seasons.

“Illinois deer hunters taking to the field for the last three days of hunting last weekend enjoyed some excellent conditions,” said Illinois Department of Natural Resources Forest Wildlife Program Manager Paul Shelton.  “For mid-January weather, this was about as good as it gets – and a good way to close out another successful season.”

Hunters in Illinois took a preliminary total of 64,845 deer during the 2009-10 Archery Deer Season (Oct. 1, 2009-Jan. 17, 2010), compared with the archery deer harvest of 64,920 in 2008-09.

The combined preliminary harvest total of both the Late-Winter Antlerless-Only and the Special Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) deer seasons was 17,826, compared with a harvest of 12,552 deer taken during those seasons last year.  The Late-Winter and Special CWD seasons were expanded to a seven-day split season for 2009-10 (Dec. 31, 2009-Jan.3, 2010 and Jan. 15-17, 2010).  Hunters in Boone, DeKalb, McHenry, and Winnebago counties and Kane County west of Ill. Rt. 47 participated in the Special CWD season, while another 70 counties were open for the Late-Winter Antlerless-Only Deer Season.  The Special CWD season is used to assist in controlling the spread of chronic wasting disease in the Illinois deer herd, while the Late-Winter season provides additional harvest opportunities as a deer population management tool.

Hunters took a preliminary total of 99,493 deer during the 2009 Illinois Firearm Deer Season (Nov. 20-22 and Dec. 3-6), 4,704 deer during the 2009 Muzzleloader-Only Deer Season (Dec. 11-13), and 2,409 deer during the 2009 Illinois Youth Deer Season.

The total preliminary deer harvest for all seasons of 189,277 compares with a total harvest for all seasons of 188,901 in 2008-09.  In this year’s deer harvest, hunters took 50.5 percent does and 49.5 percent males. Illinois’ record deer harvest occurred in 2005-06, when 201,301 deer were taken.

Preliminary county harvest totals for all the 2009-10 Illinois deer seasons are detailed below, followed by a table of comparable figures for the 2008-09 seasons.


Here is a pdf that is easier to read with all totals.

2009-10_Illinois_Deer_Totals.pdf

Here are totals in a hard-to-read format. Sorry. The pdf above is much better for printing purposes.

Illinois Deer Harvest Summary for 2009-2010 Season


County   YouthGun MzldrLW Archery Total
Adams   81   2480 81 560 1411 4613
Alexandr 4 560 33 275 872
Bond 23 842 30 105 429 1429
Boone 8 155 7 47 169 386
Brown 34 1478 72 392 890 2866
Bureau 25 1285 97 444 895 2746
Calhoun 42 1385 91 366 1081 2965
Carroll 21 1027 56 233 636 1973
Cass 17 731 39 138 637 1562
Champaign 11 286 44 410 751
Christian 18 606 27 122 498 1271
Clark 29 1328 62 192 812 2423
Clay 36 1318 46 211 632 2243
Clinton 28 809 24 77 408 1346
Coles 12 703 16 90 636 1457
Cook 221 221
Crawford 24 1161 40 188 838 2251
Cumberland 13 889 26 110 402 1440
DeKalb 4 215 17 82 225 543
DeWitt 9 391 29 576 1005
Douglas 2 188 12 164 366
DuPage 70 70
Edgar 20 771 43 106 442 1382
Edwards 6 510 25 80 220 841
Effingham 34 1028 23 105 489 1679
Fayette 61 1909 60 329 815 3174
Ford 5 113 7 73 198
Franklin 31 1206 48 796 2081
Fulton 79 2616 124 709 1816 5344
Gallatin 14 644 42 388 1088
Greene 32 1385 57 285 765 2524
Grundy 9 398 23 132 432 994
Hamilton 27 1307 54 178 550 2116
Hancock 37 1953 109 466 808 3373
Hardin 26 1062 67 340 1495
Henderson 4 601 27 134 255 1021
Henry 12 698 56 193 547 1506
Iroquois 20 654 47 489 1210
Jackson 33 2154 82 748 3017
Jasper 35 1246 62 656 1999
Jefferson 81 2381 103 492 1555 4612
Jersey 26 938 34 174 589 1761
JoDaviess 50 2282 114 640 1061 4147
Johnson 31 1771 67 219 614 2702
Kane 1 55 3 29 410 498
Kankakee 4 207 14 345 570
Kendall 3 97 14 273 387
Knox 37 1431 85 409 1004 2966
Lake 10 487 497
LaSalle 30 1140 71 421 1291 2953
Lawrence 7 670 28 108 437 1250
Lee 18 668 47 514 1247
Livingston 8 483 30 333 854
Logan 4 395 19 112 266 796
Macon 11 318 32 580 941
Macoupin 47 1737 56 272 952 3064
Madison 26 941 33 135 1037 2172
Marion 68 1998 68 332 1154 3620
Marshall 23 761 35 145 396 1360
Mason 28 644 34 106 417 1229
Massac 11 657 41 332 1041
McDonough 22 1109 64 277 610 2082
McHenry 4 376 18 121 621 1140
McLean 20 673 49 193 585 1520
Menard 8 449 26 115 364 962
Mercer 12 871 50 180 410 1523
Monroe 20 1088 24 94 278 1504
Montgomery 27 1191 36 175 737 2166
Morgan 23 1093 39 169 641 1965
Moultrie 17 292 28 353 690
Ogle 21 1105 58 333 831 2348
Peoria 43 1514 68 432 1307 3364
Perry 31 1345 37 285 606 2304
Piatt 6 194 10 234 444
Pike 120 3266 221 945 3579 8131
Pope 7 1769 63 763 2602
Pulaski 7 726 36 279 1048
Putnam 9 563 37 174 363 1146
Randolph 77 2259 82 381 879 3678
Richland 18 879 22 130 427 1476
Rock Island 20 914 43 271 673 1921
Saline 25 965 56 179 501 1726
Sangamon 30 831 45 172 816 1894
Schuyler 36 1687 93 431 988 3235
Scott 10 560 27 92 245 934
Shelby 34 1443 53 210 749 2489
St. Clair 25 922 40 130 711 1828
Stark 9 306 22 64 153 554
Stephenson 17 935 37 262 527 1778
Tazewell 21 736 31 177 748 1713
Union 32 1761 79 309 768 2949
Vermilion 26 824 52 290 1160 2352
Wabash 6 310 11 38 222 587
Warren 3 612 29 128 298 1070
Washington 13 1172 37 405 1627
Wayne 42 1890 82 483 1007 3504
White 27 1043 61 278 656 2065
Whiteside 18 771 50 193 524 1556
Will 9 362 27 956 1354
Williamson 39 1626 50 753 2468
Winnebago 10 447 23 192 442 1114
Woodford 25 938 55 255 685 1958
Total 2409 99493 4704 17826 64845 189277

Illinois Deer Harvest Summary for 2008-2009 Season
2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008
County Youth Firearm Muzzleloader LW/CWD Archery Total
Adams 34 2651 70 352 1404 4511
Alexander 1 543 34 0 250 828
Bond 4 914 19 104 441 1482
Boone 3 160 10 30 126 329
Brown 28 1477 83 273 990 2851
Bureau 19 1623 79 219 842 2782
Calhoun 16 1343 66 240 1116 2781
Carroll 8 1131 51 116 613 1919
Cass 10 757 29 85 572 1453
Champaign 3 320 22 0 410 755
Christian 4 670 30 58 451 1213
Clark 15 1304 54 169 787 2329
Clay 11 1434 51 177 604 2277
Clinton 4 876 19 70 426 1395
Coles 5 749 24 55 626 1459
Cook 0 0 0 0 201 201
Crawford 8 1195 57 162 799 2221
Cumberland 6 921 24 80 385 1416
DeKalb 4 245 8 68 235 560
DeWitt 5 487 30 0 537 1059
Douglas 1 205 6 0 143 355
DuPage 0 0 0 0 78 78
Edgar 12 785 35 54 430 1316
Edwards 4 515 16 68 214 817
Effingham 10 1059 35 110 441 1655
Fayette 33 2115 70 292 830 3340
Ford 1 162 7 0 74 244
Franklin 8 1206 43 137 772 2166
Fulton 31 2699 93 428 1820 5071
Gallatin 3 624 49 0 306 982
Greene 7 1485 60 190 857 2599
Grundy 0 409 18 83 462 972
Hamilton 10 1347 45 172 614 2188
Hancock 24 2358 85 337 857 3661
Hardin 13 1107 55 0 419 1594
Henderson 7 676 22 58 229 992
Henry 7 894 39 96 542 1578
Iroquois 5 823 49 0 460 1337
Jackson 20 2209 64 235 888 3416
Jasper 17 1291 55 164 650 2177
Jefferson 41 2456 137 378 1459 4471
Jersey 13 1024 24 133 696 1890
JoDaviess 28 2373 113 342 864 3720
Johnson 19 1851 68 163 661 2762
Kane 1 63 5 12 402 483
Kankakee 1 242 12 0 324 579
Kendall 0 106 11 0 225 342
Knox 8 1623 66 229 1054 2980
Lake 0 9 0 0 444 453
LaSalle 11 1436 55 207 1171 2880
Lawrence 2 609 21 68 422 1122
Lee 10 700 21 91 476 1298
Livingston 5 597 24 0 313 939
Logan 3 459 21 35 278 796
Macon 8 341 37 0 548 934
Macoupin 26 1847 65 207 1026 3171
Madison 17 924 40 108 1067 2156
Marion 23 2037 103 266 1143 3572
Marshall 7 836 27 78 384 1332
Mason 8 683 52 0 423 1166
Massac 3 630 15 72 439 1159
McDonough 7 1155 38 128 617 1945
McHenry 3 374 20 88 585 1070
McLean 11 731 38 119 675 1574
Menard 2 431 24 62 370 889
Mercer 6 982 28 112 387 1515
Monroe 5 1104 25 80 312 1526
Montgomery 20 1231 32 130 712 2125
Morgan 7 1007 43 128 647 1832
Moultrie 2 339 32 0 304 677
Ogle 14 1184 46 143 730 2117
Peoria 23 1653 57 296 1324 3353
Perry 16 1386 37 238 642 2319
Piatt 2 206 7 0 226 441
Pike 55 3356 257 638 3754 8060
Pope 7 1841 48 0 943 2839
Pulaski 1 819 37 0 266 1123
Putnam 1 538 37 94 330 1000
Randolph 40 2494 72 309 941 3856
Richland 8 883 25 94 441 1451
Rock Island 8 985 38 157 602 1790
Saline 5 1036 44 107 533 1725
Sangamon 14 887 46 120 841 1908
Schuyler 16 1783 95 261 957 3112
Scott 5 578 20 90 260 953
Shelby 10 1436 71 134 746 2397
St. Clair 12 988 21 90 705 1816
Stark 5 361 17 44 153 580
Stephenson 7 1088 44 133 465 1737
Tazewell 10 765 20 116 780 1691
Union 7 1898 80 179 799 2963
Vermilion 11 967 50 135 1060 2223
Wabash 1 312 12 35 263 623
Warren 1 740 26 60 265 1092
Washington 3 1183 28 109 495 1818
Wayne 11 1989 81 343 957 3381
White 14 1041 69 228 697 2049
Whiteside 10 832 34 105 523 1504
Will 3 417 22 0 916 1358
Williamson 15 1794 44 154 825 2832
Winnebago 1 509 29 81 418 1038
Woodford 11 1100 49 141 734 2035
Totals 1045 106018 4366 12552 64920 188901

 

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Jeff i agree everyone is entitled to opinions But it seems to me if your opinion differs from that of the so called professionals then they want them banned.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 01/20 at 05:23 PM

I think there was 5 of us on that deal with one person shooting two.  His second buck had 7 inch bases, 8 inch brows and needed 135 it needed shot.  How many acres?  Lets just say plenty smile 3 of the bucks came from the same 200 acre woods.  2 could have been let walk a year but we dont have the sole hunting rights to this woods.  Both 3.5s one went about 140 gross but the hunter gets about 5 hunts in a year… The other a 3.5 year old 16 pointer around 160ish.  hard to judge someone on this guy. 

Where we start to disagree is when you say its ALL on the hunters.  When hunters are given full access to shoot wildlife… it never works out well for the wildlife.  See buffalo,praire chickens,natural illinois deer herd for references on this.  You cant expect hunters to police themselves.  Personally i think hunting bloodlust is just as addictive as meth or alcoholism and i think many hunters have problems dealing with it.  I think it becomes addictive and is reinforced my goofs that pretend they are heros to them because they are slayers.  Lets be realistic, a whitetailed deer any whitetail deer isnt that hard to kill with a bow.  And not hard at all to kill with a gun.  If i just wanted to kill every deer i seen i would have a success rate of about 70 percent per hunt.  Another thing that you dont seem to understand john is that one of these idiots sitting on your property line can destroy 40 to 60 acres of deer herd.  When you look at this as being 100,000 dollars in land managed solely for whitetail deer it starts to piss you off.  Specially when they shoot across the line, go over the line when they want and have 0 respect for any management or hardwork being done.  And the DNR is giving them the tools to ruin land you are busting your tail to manage with plots, bedding construction ect.  Personally i feel walk across posted land with a firearm should be a felony….

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 01/20 at 05:43 PM

And about access, again you dont understand how the seemingly mile effects changes hunting for the worse.  With outfitters making another 1500 from hunters who shoot deer, they can bring kids in cheaper making money and then they can in turn lease more land since they can sell more hunts.  And they will need to lease more land to offer these more hunts resulting in less land for residents and more hunters being forced to state land or to buy their own land.  Currently most people would have to work 80 hour weeks for ten years to afford 100 acres of deer land.  And if i did that and had to deal with fence sitters… i would end up in jail….

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 01/20 at 05:47 PM

ahh ok clint wasnt sure of your numbers , well when other people do hunt the land to like you have at that area it is a pain or when people can snipe deer from the property line. honestly ive had it happen once that i know of and after i saw dude tresspass and i walked up to him with a loaded 12 gauge and called the police i went and bought that adjacent tract of land all the way to the road. i agree tresspassing while hunting should be a felony but i bet that dude wont ever come on my property again.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 01/20 at 05:50 PM

John, i had it happen 7 times this year that i know of… I have found 2 arrows sticking out of the land on my side of the fence, trail camera catching lights going through the woods, foot prints, tractors backing into the woods to cut shooting lanes. And them admitting to doing it.  Thats why i made all the phone calls.  The DNR supplies this man to do what he does and his 3 or 4 friends.  Then when he does all of the above they will not police the issue.  This is THEIR fault.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 01/20 at 06:03 PM

“Jeff i agree everyone is entitled to opinions But it seems to me if your opinion differs from that of the so called professionals then they want them banned.”
...
Hardly the truth. Many opinions differ here and have been for years but when you have a person who tries his hardest to blatantly discredit the others who have complaints, those persons need to be removed because it disrupts the flow of ideas that the topic was originated. With no control, a website like this can just turn into a Jerry Springer show. Certain people THRIVE on waiting for anti-DNR posters to post JUST so they can disrupt. These same people attack trophy hunters and twist the truth to form their own agenda. They select only pieces of a former statement and create liable that eventually will catch up with them, the website and others who don’t have the discipline to stay on topic. These so-called professionals are trying to keep this site stable and informative.

Posted by Marc Anthony on 01/20 at 06:11 PM

i discredit greed and hipocrosy marc. i mean i will always blatantly discredit anyone who complains about Non Resident hunters but continues to go to other states to kill deer(is there not enough deer here?). at the same time this same person tries all they can to discredit DNR which gives us and even him the opporitunity to be able to hunt these animals. I dont try to twist anything, i just state facts and repeat what you so called professionals say. I from day one have stayed on topic while people such as marc, don and a few others have gone out of there way to ask for me to be banned, called me names, have went off topic themselves with personal attacks then sit back with there hands up and act like im the big bad guy because im happy we have an organization like dnr that despite all the naysayers is still giving us plenty of deer and good quality at that.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 01/20 at 06:20 PM

WHOW- That’s about it- Whow—Someone needs to come live in the “Golden triangle”- Good Lord-

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 01/20 at 06:27 PM

yup- how’s the weather over your way Don?

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 01/20 at 06:36 PM

Yep, that’s it. You just state the facts! My bad. We’re listening…let us know when you’re done.

Posted by Marc Anthony on 01/20 at 06:37 PM

Make money from trophy bucks? That’s a new one LOL. How do I make money Mr. facts? I’m listening!!

Posted by Marc Anthony on 01/20 at 06:48 PM

Well Tim, I say its raining out but some on this site would say the sun is shining ..... and really believe it!! ... even though its night!!!!

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 01/20 at 06:51 PM

wow and more insults from mr higgins the turd farmer how unique

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 01/20 at 06:57 PM

well im off i got better things to do, ill let you 2 sit here and circle jerk each other all you want. night girls

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 01/20 at 06:59 PM

I agree fully Don———————It’s been raining here too- Raining over there Marc?

“N/R tags have no effect on resident access-Actually:It benefits access”—- What is???—-The last thing that would come out of your mouth if you said it in a Tavern in west central Illinois where I live-

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 01/20 at 07:20 PM

I do not know about everyone else but I really find it hard to believe that during the late winter season
that hunters harvested 17,000 deer. The first weekend was frigid cold and the second weekend the weather also was not that great. I did talk to a couple of hunters and they failed to hear anyone shoot.
  I do believe the DNR is padding the numbers for some unknown reason.
Now onto the debate as to if the DNR should help people decide what they should shoot or not shoot. The Dnr is already doing this by setting game laws and so on. Where I live in central Illinois I bowhunt a small 9 acre patch that has a creek running thru it. I have hunted this spot for 10 years now. There USE to be a fair amount of deer to the north and east of me and these deer would follow the creek thru my hunting spot. It is very evident that the deer numbers are way DOWN in this paticular area. About the only thing that I can attribute the deer herd being down is that too many females are getting harvested. Here in central Illinois where there are many small tracts of land getting hunted it is next to impossible to get everyone on the same page as what to shoot and not shoot therefore the only thing that I can hope for is that the DNR backs off issueing so many doe tags.
I do my best at trying to help control the deer herd-I have not shot a single doe in this spot and I have only taken 4 bucks since I started hunting this area but the numbers in the area continue to go down.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 01/20 at 07:30 PM

?N/R tags have no effect on resident access-Actually:It benefits access??- What is????-The last thing that would come out of your mouth if you said it in a Tavern in west central Illinois where I live-
Posted by walmsley on 01/20 at 07:20 PM

first of all i doubt it, name a tavern and ill come there and say the same damn thing. second of all a non resident tag does not effect access for residents cause no matter what that land is private land and not public and you cannot force someone to give anyone access to private land, so your barking up the wrong tree on that one. like i stated before stop blaming other people for your lack of having land to hunt. BUY YOUR OWN or be happy with public

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 01/20 at 07:39 PM

ohh and it benefits access cause the money from the tags are used to purchase more public land for people to hunt on like they did last week

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 01/20 at 07:41 PM

Again, some people arent smart enough to realize how little they really know.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 01/20 at 07:42 PM

Don, Marc…..in a battle of wits, you’re fighting with an unarmed man.  He lost me with the profound statement: “i honestly would love to set up some claymore mines and some razor wire but the law frowns on that.”

Many would prefer to intelligently discuss the topics of interest to the users of this website without all the childish behavior on this site.  Maybe Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, etc. etc. would be a better vehicle for some to express their views.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 01/20 at 07:47 PM

don keep your piehole shut princess and go scoop some poo

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 01/20 at 07:47 PM

well bigd i guess you support people poaching and trespassing on someones private land huh. i have discussed things intelligently but got to listen to pooper scoopers constant sarcasm and semi veiled insults. I guess you dont understand sarcasm bigd, i said that about the claymores and razorwire being sarcastic cause thats what i feel i must do to keep poachers off my land or am i unintelligent for wanting poachers off my land?

and of course instead of discussing your disagreement with me big d you take the high road and choose to insult me. its just amazing how mouthy and tough all you guys are on the computer.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 01/20 at 07:53 PM

uh…I’m lost….

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 01/20 at 07:54 PM

This site has gone to shittttt.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 01/20 at 08:16 PM

thats….
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Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 01/20 at 08:17 PM

OK JohnH—I’ll be at the Oakly/Lindsey center in Quincy IL. this saturday at 7p.m.-“Not even a tavern”- It would be a perfect place for you to come and explain your theory on N/R-tags/resident access, to the locals here- It’s UFC live fight night and I’m sure it will be lively-

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 01/20 at 08:34 PM

no prob ill try and make it and i guarantee ill walk out just fine regardless of what you think cause if there is any landowners there then there the ones letting the non residents hunt there land instead of locals, and if its just people who dont own land then pffft on them , it doesnt mean the landowners would lease to them anyhow.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 01/20 at 08:49 PM

Tim, your one funny man…. Last thing to come out of your mouth if you said it in a bar ha ha ha smile But there is 0 ufc on this saturday tim.  Just some really good boxing on saturday! Are you a UFC fan?

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 01/20 at 09:01 PM

ANTHONY- I will answer your question. You make money off big bucks because you are a taxidermist that promotes your services. You charge an unrealistic $600+ for shoulder mount.

You also complain about too many NR hunters here in illinois…..yet you travel to Kentucky for your trophy buck hunt. You complain, but your actions show the true story.

You dont like me and JohnH because we know this site is nothing but your soapbox and we aren’t sheep that follow you blindly like you wish everyone would.

you and higgins financial interest depends on TROPHY BUCKS. he wrote a book, hes got deer dung, and you are writing a book, and charge a ridiculous amount of money to mount a deer or turkey.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 01/20 at 09:13 PM

To get Johnh off here just tell him there’s another goverment program coming up, it worked the last 2 times I mentioned, he went to see what it was. Never made another post on either thread.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 01/20 at 09:16 PM

Sheesh, talk about derailing the thread and taking things too personal.  I think the only thing that anyone could agree on is to disagree.  Name calling (particularly the obvious worst offender here) and running on and on trying to convince everyone else that they’re wrong is a waste of time.  Half of these posts sound like those empty school playground threats and most of us aren’t in elementary school anymore.  I mean talking about coming to a tavern and walking out fine?  May be too much to ask for but we should all be able to be mature adults here and express our OWN opinions without needlessly bashing how everyone else is wrong, because they’ll never be convinced that their opinion is wrong.  In fairness, no opinion is wrong because everyone has a different idea of what should or shouldn’t be done.


Personally, Marc and most others who had actual lucid comments, I think you effectively stated your opinion without resorting to useless personal attacks.  Kudos to you guys!  Don’t fall for the trolls!


Anyone ever heard how arguing on the Internet is like running in the special olympics?

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 01/20 at 09:56 PM

Clint, Ya, it is an actual fight night-The real thing-NOT boxing-not TV-in the flesh-probably 12 fights- It’s how the little guy beats his way up to the big UFC leagues- And Ya, you got to love it-“Partial Thanks to Chapman”!- There is usually a couple fights during the night that are really mean dudes, “not that all of them aren’t”- Beer-Round Ring Babe’s-and lots of yelling-A true American experience!

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 01/20 at 09:58 PM

Tim look for johnh in the corner or maybe coming out of the closet that night.  It’s obvious he has nothing better to do, but sit and badger everyones post.  He will probably be the small guy with some sort of weird look.  You are right about all the NR issues we face.  I just wish we had ol BB here to really get started on the subject.  He always had a some interesting knowledge….

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 01/20 at 10:00 PM

Yes he did BC! I’ve thought of him often since he left us- Still hard to believe- I was suppose to be meeting him in just 3 months when he’d of been turkey huntin in schuyler- sad indeed-

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 01/20 at 10:02 PM

Wow has this site gone to hell.  Between Johnh and lungbuster with their nonsense bashing of other members and Jeff L not taking the steps to control this issue, PSO is going to get a bad rap and be shutdown before long…I can see it now.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 01/20 at 10:12 PM

Tim was over in Schuyler pulling some stands with Nance over weekend and saw 20 turkeys in BB’s field.  Had to go slam back a few brews for him!!

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 01/20 at 10:17 PM

Tell Terry high!  Brad would be proud of ya!

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 01/20 at 10:25 PM

are you guys friggen serious i only started with smart remarks after numerous attacks buy the members i got smart too, goi friggen read or are you that blind that you dont see them instigating it and then you have the nerve to get mad at me for a smart comment. you muppets are unreal

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 01/21 at 02:32 AM

man i re-read this whole thread and even after jeff deleted some off marcs uncalled for comments you see clearly i was discussing my points when the wonder twins of don and marc clearly start with name calling and off topic slander along with a couple other members and now all of a sudden noone sees it and im a trouble maker, shoot lungbuster has made only 2 posts and both had excellent points and some of you accuse him of the downfall of the sight, maybe its some of your own self righteous biggoted behaviors that is the downfall of the site and your ignorances of not being able to accept any opinion or view other then your owns or the ones made up buy marc and don who are blatant lobbyist to get trophy deer and could care less about any other deer.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 01/21 at 02:43 AM

johnh i am one of those people with a 450 house for rent and a 500 dollar truck and i work just as hard as you but still cant buy my own land. i think my family is more important than trying to buy a piece of land so me and my father can hunt. numbers are down because people like you wont let us hunt. i think i deserve to hunt just as much as you do im just stuck hunting public land which is a ok with me but would rather hunt private land. yhe outfitters and guys like you are the ones to blame for the numbers being down not the dnr

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 01/21 at 02:45 AM

and the funny thing also is some of the people here are so loony they think me and lung are paid by DNR because we dont buy into there scenarios of a massive deer massacre, i mean are some of these people in the twilight zone or just smoking way to much of the wacky tobacky

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 01/21 at 02:46 AM

johnm how am i responsible for numbers being down when i have shot 1 deer in 3 years on over 900 acres and i dont lease and rent my land to anyone? i have no issues with people hunting public land, just when they whine and complain about it all the time and then still do it. johnm are you one of those that kill a deer for every tag you possess? also i didnt buy land just to hunt, i bought it so my FAMILY can have something down the line, i worked my butt off for it and not worked a 9-5 job so i could come home to watch american idol or football on sundays. when you leave this world what will you be leaving your family besides debt probably? one more thing i guarantee you work harder then i do since i am now retired and not gonna break my back untill im 70 and look for government hand outs

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 01/21 at 03:05 AM

On another note, deer harvest is up slightly…

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 01/21 at 05:57 AM

i have wrote TWO POSTS and somehow i’m responsible for the distruction of this blog?????? GET REAL PEOPLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 01/21 at 06:12 AM

Phil, I would like you to start by educating johnh and let me know how that goes for ya.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 01/21 at 07:05 AM

900 acres and one deer in 3 years, that sure is sound management johnh. Plus you don’t let anyone hunt!

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 01/21 at 07:21 AM

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