MOSSBERG935 wrote:The rumor is, they aren't flooding the northern sub-impoundments, due to burning and clearing. FYI, don't enter the sites prior to 0430hrs. They got tired of the high school punks going out at midnight to reserve a spot.
I enjoyed hunting it, but haven't in the last 3 years. Good luck, just don't try to cross the ditches, they are deeeeeep.
DuckinFool wrote:With the way they setup the south zone you can figure almost every hunter from southern Illinois south of Carbondale to Cairo between the rivers will be converging on Oakwood and the scatters. You may have to haul your own tree out to hide behind.
chrispbrown27 wrote:Ya know you are very much right I mistyped that. it should have said south-central zone. The boundaries are pretty screwy. Up, down, over down, east, west.... What is the point of going down route 45 and across to Indiana at 70? If the problem is that people in the northern part of the old south zone say they froze up too early does this mean that the portion east of 45 and south of 70 has some sort of mysterious weather effect that keeps it from freezing up? I just can't see that 12 days is going to make that big of a difference. And since the south-central and the south zone both close the 31st why not just keep one southern zone and open it up in earlier to satisfy the people in the northern area and the southern boys will still have their later season hunting? I admit that I have never paid attention to restrictions that the feds put on seasons and there may be some sort of rule that restricts the state from doing this, but I just can't see it.
Sorry to beat a dead horse but it just doesn't make sense to me.
swampcrawler wrote:DuckinFool wrote:With the way they setup the south zone you can figure almost every hunter from southern Illinois south of Carbondale to Cairo between the rivers will be converging on Oakwood and the scatters. You may have to haul your own tree out to hide behind.
no just oakwood bottoms ,the scatters are still in the south zone,unless i'm wrong the big muddy is the boundary line.
No i will just wait till their both open
quackhead77 wrote:well the first time they walk to section 8 and 10 u will seperate the hunters from non hunters so they would have found it anyways i have played the game with internet scouters their just that 9 times out of 10 the wont go and put in the time it takes to find where your talking about but that said from now on ill just pm guys who want to know so not to stir up any sh@&
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