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Postby J.Cavenaugh » Wed Jan 22, 2014 2:39 pm

Where are the decent public hunting spots
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Re: public land

Postby Feelin' Fowl » Wed Jan 22, 2014 2:59 pm

I hear the WMAs in California are doing quite well this year.
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Re: public land

Postby riverrat47 » Wed Jan 22, 2014 3:07 pm

Not giving much information, are you.
What part of the state? Duck or Goose? Access to a boat? If so, what size? Decoys? How much waterfowling have you done?
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Re: public land

Postby J.Cavenaugh » Wed Jan 22, 2014 3:16 pm

Sorry. I'm asking about public land in Illinois. I live in Mississippi. I hunt as much as I can. I have a 16x50 hd gatortrax with 45 hd mag. The ducks don't hardly make to Mississippi anymore. And if they do its only for a few days. And with my work, I can only go 2 weekends out of a month. So I was gonna start going to the ducks, since they aren't making it to me
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Re: public land

Postby J.Cavenaugh » Wed Jan 22, 2014 3:22 pm

Something along the Ms river or anything dealing with timber. Not a big fan of fields
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Re: public land

Postby BigAL64 » Wed Jan 22, 2014 4:28 pm

That's what I am lookin for to!! A good Ill. timber hunt!!! LOL!! :no: :biggrin:
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Re: public land

Postby Blackcloud870 » Wed Jan 22, 2014 4:47 pm

BigAL64 wrote:That's what I am lookin for to!! A good Ill. timber hunt!!! LOL!! :no: :biggrin:

Arkansas. More ducks, more timber, shorter drive. PM Aunt Betty :thumbsup:
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Re: public land

Postby Drakenstien » Wed Jan 22, 2014 4:50 pm

Pearl river, Mississippi, Pascagoula, or Tombigbee or one of those others in Alabama. Not sure if any are all that great other than the Mississippi. I live on the Pascagoula and there is a lot of land and ducks but I used to deer hunt the Tombigbee around Jackson and I noticed a lot more birds.


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Re: public land

Postby BigAL64 » Wed Jan 22, 2014 6:08 pm

Blackcloud870 wrote:
BigAL64 wrote:That's what I am lookin for to!! A good Ill. timber hunt!!! LOL!! :no: :biggrin:

Arkansas. More ducks, more timber, shorter drive. PM Aunt Betty :thumbsup:



Not for me!! I'm only about 40 miles from Ill!!!! :wink: :hi:

I just want in on all those thousands of acres of flooded timber there in Ill!!! :thumbsup: :lol3:
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Postby KillerKowalski » Wed Jan 22, 2014 6:29 pm

Good luck! Change your out of state plates before you launch. Our neighboring plates always are welcomed with open arms so to speak. I have nothing against traveling hunters. Not sure why you would want to come here. Our regulations and statutes aren't most favorable for a waterfowler. I can think of plenty of other states that you'll pass to visit rather than Demoland.

AB would be a good contact for IL. He loves this state.
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Re: public land

Postby luie b » Thu Jan 23, 2014 12:16 pm

Not trying to be a **** or chase you out of Illinois but if it was me wanting to travel to a new state to public hunt I wouldn't pick Illinois. I'd look into Arkansas first if it was me. Especially since you said you prefer timber. I have friends that go hunt public in Arkansas every year and they have no problems finding spots or killing ducks.

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Re: public land

Postby DuckinFool » Wed Jan 29, 2014 1:10 pm

So you plan to drive past Tenn, Ky, Ark and Mo to come to Illinois to hunt? REALLY???!!! :eek:
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Re: public land

Postby aunt betty » Fri Feb 21, 2014 1:10 pm

You want timber n greenheads?

Bring your boat, gas, and equipment.
Will leave mine at camp or they'll say I'm doing something illegal.
I will ride along and my dog will fetch the ducks.

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Re: public land

Postby sarge74745 » Fri Feb 28, 2014 11:34 am

I'm pretty new to waterfowl all together. I've only field hunted geese this past year with some luck. I have a buddy that duck hunts and he can show me the ropes but I have no where to actually hunt. I'm pretty close to Mazonia and I'd love to hunt it in 2014 but I have no idea how to actually hunt there. I picked up some paperwork from DNR about how to hunt there but I can't really make much sense of it. Has anyone ever hunted there and if so could you tell me how I could get in? Is there a blind drawing somewhere? Could I hunt out of a boat. I've only hunted private land really and there's no where I know with legal waterfront access to ducks/geese.
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Re: public land

Postby KillerKowalski » Fri Feb 28, 2014 11:42 am

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