Horseshoe Lake Alexander County

Discussion in 'Illinois Flyway Forum' started by Rute3, Dec 16, 2020.

  1. Gadwall King

    Gadwall King Senior Refuge Member

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    I bet in 1973 they drove you to your blind but for some reason in 2020 and from now on they cannot. Four guys running the draw for 10 groups of hunters. The draw lasts 20 minutes and they spend the rest of the day sitting on their but doing nothing. These guys don’t care if you kill a duck or not.
     
  2. duckmann

    duckmann Elite Refuge Member

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    I bet in 1973 more guys were happy to hunt and not bitch.
     
  3. High Ball Caller

    High Ball Caller Refuge Member

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    Sorry but I have to agree. The IDNR sites have gone downhill the past 5 to 6 years. I am not buying the budget cut excuse. They still have the same number of people working. It will be interesting to compare the kill numbers for this year versus years past. Evidently Horsehoe will be down drastically. I know they didn’t get crops planted because of the flood but it’s not even worth going if you have the number one pick.
     
  4. DEADEYE

    DEADEYE Elite Refuge Member

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    Breakfast was family style and you could buy a box of shells from behind the bar. I killed my first goose at Gene Graces in 1972
     
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  5. ten times better

    ten times better Senior Refuge Member

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    called sunday they killed 1 duck wed-sat we have #3 for wed. [23] going to forgo the 6hrs of driving 2 of our boys have #8 they'll be there[yougens]
     
  6. High Ball Caller

    High Ball Caller Refuge Member

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    At this rate there will be nobody hunting there by the end of season.
     
  7. howard s.

    howard s. Elite Refuge Member

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    Day after season end....all the ducks in the Mississippi flyway be here.:mad:
     
  8. stevena198301

    stevena198301 Elite Refuge Member Supporting Member

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    You gotta look for the Ware-Wolf Fire Department.
     
  9. Il. MudDuk

    Il. MudDuk Elite Refuge Member Supporting Member

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    Don't blink or you'll miss it.
     
  10. howard s.

    howard s. Elite Refuge Member

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    Up from Union Co. refuge at R3
    and R148.
    They sell rock there now.
     

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