| Outdoor Board|| re: Dad's 60th birthday present - Da Hammer on 11/25/14 at 8:40 pm|
I don't do guided hunts anymore as I want to do it all myself, but my dad still enjoys showing up with gun and shells. He has gone with Doug's the last two weeks one hunt a week and they have limited on Mallards, Grays, Pintail and specks. Hard to ask for much more if you ask me.
I don't know...
| Outdoor Board|| re: Tallow Creek hours? - Da Hammer on 11/25/14 at 8:23 pm|
I no longer shoot at ranges very often as I shoot in my backyard now (In St. Tammany, Tots you should have called me) I havne't been to HI in well over 20 years.
However the two range officers I have met through this board are fine people and can't believe they don't do a fine job....
| Outdoor Board|| re: Deer movement the last four days - Da Hammer on 11/25/14 at 6:55 pm|
I will be back in the world of no deer movement with you all this weekend. However until then will enjoy my farm in IL. Looked at two fields this am and this pm with my boys too young to hunt and saw combined about 75 deer. A few nice bucks. Amazing what being in a different location will do...
| Outdoor Board|| re: IST/IBT 11/25 Two days to turkey day - Da Hammer on 11/25/14 at 7:40 am|
That really sucks Fish, I sure hope you get better soon....
| O-T Lounge|| re: Official Ferguson Live Riot Thread - Day 3 - Wilson to NOT be Indicted! - Da Hammer on 11/25/14 at 7:39 am|
without going through 240 pages of debate, is there any link to pictures? ...
| Outdoor Board|| re: IST/IBT 11/25 Two days to turkey day - Da Hammer on 11/25/14 at 7:21 am|
No hunting for me this am, still in IL and still a good bit of snow on the ground but have the mini hammers with me today. We are going to run the roads here in a bit with binocs and see what we can see in the fields..
Good luck everyone!...
| Outdoor Board|| re: Freddy Smith taxidermist - Da Hammer on 11/25/14 at 7:19 am|
My advice is to find a taxidermist that is an artist. Mounted game will bring you a lifetime of reliving the memory. Find the best taxidermist you can afford and wait for him to do your mount right.
I can't tell you how many amazing specimens over the years that were mounted by crummy taxider...
| Outdoor Board|| re: IBT / IST 11/24 - Da Hammer on 11/24/14 at 4:13 pm|
Blowing snow like crazy. Deer all over. Have four does bedded down 40 yards from me. Hoping Mr Giant shows. Recurve is ready to sling an arrow...
| Outdoor Board|| re: dry storage cost for boats - Da Hammer on 11/24/14 at 3:01 pm|
There is only one option for this type of storage on the northshore that I am aware of, Nunmaker. Very nice people no idea what they charge, only other option I can think of like that is Cypress Cove in Venice....
| Outdoor Board|| re: IBT / IST 11/24 - Da Hammer on 11/24/14 at 3:00 pm|
IL same stand I have been in last three hunts.
27 degrees, 30 mph N wind with serious gusts, no idea how strong but strong
recurve in hand, already seen a 120 or so buck and a few does. Deer movement has been amazing, have set my standard, if won't make B&C not shooting. May not pay off in t...
| Outdoor Board|| re: IBT / IST 11/24 - Da Hammer on 11/24/14 at 8:53 am|
IL bow hunt
Hand made recurve
26 degrees 30 mph n wind snow
Deer moving good in snow
Saw my bucks I passed with gun.
Waiting on the big one from yesterday....
It's too fricking cold for a bowhunt... Hard to feel my fingers to type this
| Outdoor Board|| re: Maybe I should give up the 10 gauge - Da Hammer on 11/23/14 at 6:09 pm|
While I like the 10 a lot for geese I am just not convinced it's needed for ducks. I kill 80% of my birds with 2 3/4" 3's. I stick to healthy shoulders!...
| Outdoor Board|| re: Y farms folks...jennifers daughter maddie - Da Hammer on 11/23/14 at 6:06 pm|
That is just awful. I hadn't heard thanks for the update sushi...
| Outdoor Board|| re: In the stand/blind 11/23 - Da Hammer on 11/23/14 at 10:37 am|
Thanks wick I'll need all the luck I can get and then some seems like every move I have made here has been wrong this trip.......
| Outdoor Board|| re: In the stand/blind 11/23 - Da Hammer on 11/23/14 at 10:23 am|
Hunted IL in a driving rain this am. About 50 degrees
Put a spot and stalk on what may be the biggest buck I've laid eyes on with 4 others and a Doe in a corn field. Got to about 300 yds and something pushed them into the woods. I let them stay hopefully will get on again this evening but will ta...
| Outdoor Board|| re: IBT Thread 11/22 opening morning - Da Hammer on 11/22/14 at 2:19 pm|
Settled my issue with the neighbor parking next to my stand this am....
Back at it new location neck between cut corn and winter wheat
Hot about 50 degrees windy overcast and misty
Looking for the right buck
| Outdoor Board|| re: IBT Thread 11/22 opening morning - Da Hammer on 11/22/14 at 6:54 am|
Illinois day 2 gun season
Day starts shitty 40 degrees mist 30 mph s wind
Neighbor uses a fricking easement to park his truck 30 yds from my hot stand
Now freelancing upwind from the a-hole hoping for lightning in a bottle
Not a happy camper right now...
| Outdoor Board|| re: IST 11/21 - Da Hammer on 11/21/14 at 7:48 pm|
Passed on a young 12 pt shooter anywhere else but here so I let him walk and polaxed a doe. Lots of deer moving hopefully my goal of 150" will happen......
| Outdoor Board|| re: IST 11/21 - Da Hammer on 11/21/14 at 12:46 pm|
To make things even more odd he had no nuts pecker but no nuts. Was also a tiny deer for up here body wise only 225 lbs. and 5-6 yo off jawbone should have been close to 300 l...
| Outdoor Board|| re: IST 11/21 - Da Hammer on 11/21/14 at 12:29 pm|
Hunting partner killed about a 140" 10 pt in velvet. I saw numerous deer just none I wanted to shoot. However he is out there just need to get him in front of my gun....have very limited cell service will try and post a pic.......