Here are our pictures from our pumpkin patch trip this weekend! We drove out to this little pumpkin patch that Greg knew about, and it was so cool! We got to grab a wagon, walk out to the patch, and then there were big snippers that we got to use and actually “pick” our own pumpkin! It was so fun and festive, and there were some ginormous pumpkins there! … Read More »
Last night, I had a scary dream. It was a dentist dream, and this dentist was not very nice and was scraping my teeth really hard and then tried to pull one of my back teeth out! It was horrible,and I think that losing your teeth in a dream means something, but I don’t know what it means lol. … Read More »
Hi everyone! I have been thinking about doing a series on the blog for a little bit now, and this morning when I was driving to work it hit me- I should do a heart to heart every Wednesday.… Read More »
We have been married for almost 4 months now! It is crazy how fast time goes, but the most amazing thing about being with Greg is that I also feel like I have known him forever, and I feel like we really do try to fit as much as we can into the time that we do have together. … Read More »
So the mission of this new section to our blog is to help our fellow hunters find information on public opportunities for hunting.
I have been hunting in Illinois my whole life and can tell you that our state laws and our IDNR (Illinois Department of Natural Resources) website is not always user friendly. I have spent countless hours researching, reading blogs, forums, and other random articles to find more information on hunting areas.
I really think there is a lack of information out there on public land hunting for a few reasons:
1. People just don’t want to give up “their hunting spot”.
2. Information on hunting land and areas is mainly spread by word of mouth and by knowing people in the hunting community.
3. Finding time to go scout these areas is difficult in today’s busy world.
So, as for this section of the blog, I am going to give you my take on how I handle duck season in Illinois. Hunting public land in Illinois is difficult at best. Every area brings new challenges including; boats, long walks, and drawings. I am going to try to provide you with more detailed and specific information. I will be sharing open to the public hunting areas and spots, posting maps, sharing tips and tricks specific to these areas, and giving reviews on public hunting land all throughout Illinois.
Overall, I do have some private ground that I am able to fill in some of my hunting with (I can share tips on how to secure private land, as well, if you all are interested), but I mainly hunt public land and sharing whatever I can with you all.