LaSalle/ Bureau/ Putnam Counties

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  1. sharky597

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    Looks like some of the southern county folks are starting to post some decent finds. Good luck, everyone, and hoping for a productive season.
     
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    Found a few greys in LaSalle County this morning. Looks like it's just starting up here.
     
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    They look tasty, Boss.
    Sunny spots or deeper in the woods?
     
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    A little bit of both but the sunny spots seemed to be the older greys that were dried out. Found some real fresh yellows just popping deeper in. The rain we're supposed to be getting, mid week, should help a lot.
     
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    Ya could be three or four weeks left if the weather man is right
     
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    Good one.
     
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    Rain got those yellows poppin.
     
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    Thanks to my wife for the prep and being a great partner in the timber. 20170427_162348.jpg 20170427_155253.jpg
     
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    I'm glad for you and also hating you
     
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    Hey sharks any spots you could spare for a up and coming hunter me and my wife where going to go to Dixon to a forest preserve there tom but have never been but if the throw me a bone I could just go east
     
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    Unfortunately, that spot is a no go. It's private and hard to get to. I can tell you that if you get out there early you'll definitely find some. The rain really helped and with the upcoming precip on Saturday and Sunday, there should be a big flush. Keep hitting that timber and start looking for those bigger yellows. I can tell you that everything we found yesterday was on well drained, loamy soil with plenty of leaf dead fall, Northwest facing slopes and under or near ash saplings or dying elms. Don't get too frustrated, identify your trees and you'll find them.
     
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    Thanks bro
     
  14. Already Gone

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    The second most important thing you can do to improve your foraging.
     
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    Yeah, but the cooler of beer is for afterwards.
     
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    Keep at it! You're bound to hit a big patch of yellows.
     
  18. Already Gone

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    Nah, in my book, #1 most important would be an indicator tree.
    Timing is everything.

    Now, about that ice-cold Pilsner Urquell...
     
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    Hey, whatever trips yer trigger, guy!