2020 Illinois finds and question

Discussion in 'Illinois' started by Tool fan, Feb 6, 2020.

  1. Already Gone

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    I do live in Aurora. Like many others, i don't hunt weekends. Too many "trunk-slammin' fudgies" with apologies to one Larry Lonik. It was too cold and rainy for my ancient arse yesterday. It is warm today, but i have business to wrangle. Tomorrow should be productive. So far, only one yellow from a sunny and sheltered spot. We should have another week at least. Don't waste your time with public land around here. It looks like locusts came thru hungry.
     
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  2. Tool fan

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    No I wasn’t coming there just trying to figure out where to go this coming weekend around the kish yesterday there where five or six cars out there but Idk if they where walking or hunting was to cold and raining didn’t explore might have to drive to Wisconsin but idk still doing research on best place to go going to stay at in-laws only hour from wis and ten fifteen minutes from five forest on the kish any thoughts on progression is appreciated ty
     
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  3. Already Gone

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    If forced to venture a guess, i would say that area ought to be good for at least a week, maybe ten days.
     
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  4. Already Gone

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    A couple were fresh - but most were dry and/or frostbit.
    All are in the dehydrator already.
    C'mon, rain!
     
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  5. Tool fan

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    rain tonight ya ?
     
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  6. Already Gone

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    In the morning and most of the day. They say.
     
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  7. Already Gone

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    Well, the NWS was right. We got a good soaker. Even a blind squirrel...
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  8. rdbrds

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    Got out for a bit yesterday in Tazewell, close to farmdale park area, and came away with a couple dozen!! This big rain and warm temps should make one last nice flush or nothing.. take the weekend off and walk Monday thru wednesday then put the sack away.. been an awesome morel season, like none b4 and I am 65 years old. Good Luck
     
  9. Tool fan

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    Just a tease atm Winnebago co 99A1194D-8350-4B56-81C0-91CA1724D7A9.jpeg 821DA82E-18B3-4ECD-95E1-8DB4D15A3E6A.jpeg
     
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  10. saharadweller

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    It is always great to see Larry Lonik's name mentioned.
     
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  11. Already Gone

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    Tree was the best. I had all of his books. There wasn't much info available back then. I actually bought him lunch and a couple libations a few years back in Magnolia. He autographed a book for my shroomin' partner: To Luke, the blindest piece-of-sh!t in the forest. Love, Larry.
    Got out for an hour this afternoon.
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  12. Already Gone

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    First correct ID gets a kewpie doll.
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  13. Tool fan

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    In my best Ed McMahon: You are correct, sir!
    That thing that looks like a burnt golf ball is what is left after the "fruit" falls off.
    Blonde, brunette, redhead, or purple hair on that doll, Boss?
     
  15. Loren Field

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    Wondering about hunting at night. Looking to pick someone brain about it.
     
  16. Tool fan

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    Well I have never done it but will say this the only advantage of hunting at night is no other hunters disadvantages can’t see logs in the grass and things hidden in the brush
    More spiders are active opossums coons muskrats ya I say Noty
     
  17. Already Gone

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    Aside from the fact that you cannot see the light coming through the canopy to identify where the dead elms are, i have but one word: skunks.
     
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  18. Already Gone

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    Two hours well spent. I think we have had enough rain, thank you.

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    These are pretty brittle. Guess we better cook'em all. Pilsner please!
     
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  19. EagleEye

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    Found these big guys yesterday in thick brush. Biggest I've ever found. Ground foliage is coming in thick with all the rain. Hoping another couple weeks to continue finding some?
     

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  20. Tool fan

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    I wouldn’t think so with hot weather coming in but maybe some fresh pops
    With the cool wet weather currently
     
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