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Illini Walli

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  1. my favorite v jig combo is an avid 63mlxf w/1000 smmytre very sensitive and lightweight with 1/8 to 3/8/th jigs and 6lb 832
  2. Illini Walli

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    wow is right,, looks like fun times
  3. woodhaven diaphragms definitely my favorites copperhead, yellow venom, black venom, red wasp always in my call pouch shot 3 toms using the new ninja hammer last spring, so it's my new favorite mouth call i always have slate, glass and chrystal calls and a box in my vest, too
  4. i think you're on the right track, minky i like the idea of manufacturers matching their chokes and shells. of course its about making money but they also have done a lot of the patterning for you i am nearing a milestone with my ol mossberg 12 gauge that gets heavier every year and am planning on retiring it for a 20 gauge. not sure what gun i will get, but i've always shot winchester turkey loads and think i will go with the longbeard choke and shells
  5. we do a package similar to big dave's shrimp boil but with walleye layer of sliced new taters on the bottom, then the walleye filet, add carrots, bell pepper and sweet onion from the garden, w/butter pat and old bay i seal the packet and poke once with a fork to let some of the steam escape. on the grill at 350 for 40 minutes
  6. me too!!!!!!!!!!!! archery season starts oct. 1 down here. usually hear a few gobbles on the roost early in the season if its still warm got my fall firearm tag but gotta pick up an over the counter archery tag
  7. thanks to borch and hso for puttin on the contest a big high five to team 5 teammates for going 5-for-5 and a special shoutout to dillon for taking youth honors some nice toms taken by hso hunters this season i was fortunate to pull that big boy away from his harem. he fell victim to some sweet notes from a woodhaven copperhead diaphragm (which has become my favorite call the past few seasons) will be the envy of my huntin buds when stylin my hso hat at the local pubs
  8. way to go, guys yep, the toms not about to give up even though its close to closing time have seen several strutters the past couple weeks and heard gobbles yesterday while fishing
  9. great job. makes it 5 for 5 for team 5 congrats on a nice tom, 57 and that willl give our team score a boost
  10. i've made the Walleye Cakes with Blue Cheese Aioli recipe in the "old thread" above for years its from an old Walleye Insider and the recipe was from the Nisswa Grill in Nisswa, Minn one of our favorite change of pace fish recipes gotta cook the fish first and i dont see why you couldnt substitute pike for walleye
  11. congrats, great bird and pix
  12. so ... dillon has a bird to enter and 1957 is still hunting? looks like we are in good shape, but lot of guys still hunting in MN and WI, i assume ended my season friday. got the blind set up before the shower started. it quit right before sunrise time and there was lots of gobbling on the roost a couple hundred yards away but none where i heard them close by when scouting a couple days earlier. a few distant gobbles on the ground, then nothing after the rain and wind picked up again. finally saw a hen step out of the woods about 830 and start heading toward me. soft yelps kept her coming, then out steps a big tom and several more hens heading my way but when they got to an opening in the fence from the stalk field into another timber, the tom paused, i had the bead on him, decided it was too far, and then they were gone the rain quit a half hour later and i ramped up the calling with some louder yelps and cutts. a few minutes later a head comes over a rise in the field and its a solo tom. he ignored the dekes and headed toward the fence gap where the others went, stopped and fanned without gobbling, but some soft yelps, clucks and purrs kept him coming my way. dropped him at 40 yards after stepping it off to where he lay, i kept going to where the other tom left the field and it was 55 big steps, so glad i didnt shoot went 23, 10, 1 but the rain cut loose again on the way back to the truck so i didnt take pictures
  13. nice tom and cool pix, congrats
  14. congrats, guys, those are a couple really nice ones
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