John Chappell Calls In Illinois Buck

November 7th, 2013

John's Buck

John's Buck

Name:John Chappell
Date of Kill:11/3/13
Time of Kill: 5pm
State: llinois
Kill Type: Whitetail

I grunted and bleated this buck in just before dark. He walked straight to the tree, I shot him between 5 to 8 yards. I double lunged him, he ran out of site and I heard him crash.

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Illinois Prostaff Hamerlinck Shows How Late Season Doe Management Works

February 10th, 2013

Ryan's Doe

Ryan's Doe

Name:Ryan Hamerlinck(MMK Illinois Prostaff)
Date of Kill:12/3/12
Time of Kill:4:30pm
State:Illinois
Kill Type: Whitetail

On the last evening of the Illinois muzzle loader season I was blessed to have about 30 does and fawns  feeding in front of my blind. After waiting out for a buck I glassed all of the deer making sure there was no button bucks or shed antler bucks already.   So i picked the one that I thought was the biggest and most mature looking slick head and settled in on the kill zone ans let the TC Omega bark. Light was fading fast and with a light drizzle I knew I better get out and look for sign of a hit. Shortly after I found 2 big spots of blood and with a quick call to the neighbor I came out with a big ole doe weighing in around 140lbs. Sorry for the bad picture but my phone died just as we took the picture… Overall awesome night in the woods.

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Hamerlinck Has Nice 8 Point On Trail Camera

October 29th, 2012

Illinios Buck

Illinois Buck

Name:Ryan Hamerlinck(MMK Illinois Prostaff)
Date of Kill:oct2012
State:Illinois
Kill Type: Trail Camera Pics

A few deer moving pretty slow, gonna start hunting next week.

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Illinois Prostaff Hamerlinck Shows Some Action In front Of Cameras

September 30th, 2012

Illinois Buck

Illinois Buck

Name:Ryan Hamerlinck(MMK Illinois Prostaff)
Date of Kill:Sept/2012
State:Illinois
Kill Type: Trail Camera Pics

Few More Pics…Lots of corn gone so early in the season, should make for some good hunting

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Prostaff Hamerlinck Hopes To Get The Big 10 Out During Daylight Hours

September 8th, 2012

Big 10

Big 10

Name:Ryan Hamerlinck(MMK Illinois Prostaff)
Date of Kill:9/2012
State:Illinois
Kill Type: Trail Camera Pics

The big 10 has added inches and an extra point since last year. Would love to see this deer during the daytime…but still nice to get a picture of him.

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Ryan Hamerlinck Calls In And Scores On A Illinois Gobbler

May 14th, 2012

Ryan's 2012 Turkey

Ryan's 2012 Turkey

Name:Ryan Hamerlinck(MMK Prostaff)
Date of Kill:4/30/2012
Time of Kill:6:35am
State:Illinois
Location Details: Private Farm
Kill Type: Turkey

I was lucky enough to draw a 3rd season Illinois spring turkey tag for the 2012
season. I took two weeks vacation so I could hunt the whole season if needed.
Opening day for me was sunny and fairly cold for april. I had some gobbles often
and early but sounded like it was way off in the distance, then around 615am two
toms came out and went to check a lone hen so after 3 hours off no action I picked
up my double bull blind and moved it closer towards where the birds came out of
the timber.Monday morning was foggy and warm. Walking to the blind I had very little
confidence I would see any birds on such a nasty morning. As I was climbing in my
blind I could hear two toms goobling like crazy fairly close to me and could hear
a few others across the road.   They flew off the roost around 600am and didnt gobble
much after that then I heard a gobble soI turned and looked to the north and here stood
two toms. I made a couple of calls to make sure they saw my decoys and here they come
running. They closed the gap to about 15 yards and I took the first good shot.

For the record it was probably 22 lbs with a 10.5 inch beard and 1 1/8th spurs.

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Nathan Davis Puts the Stalk On A Nice Illinois Buck

January 17th, 2012

Nathan's Buck

Nathan's Buck

Name:Nathan Davis
Age: 32
Date of Kill:11-11-11
Time of Kill:  1:30 p.m
State:Illinois
County:  Bond
Location Details: Private ground
Kill Type: Whitetail

Well guys, I got rained out at work, so I came home. Just so happens, It was my womans birthday. I asked her nicely if I could go out hunting? She said it was fine as long as I killed a big one. So I took advantage of the situation. When it’s rainy and windy I put the stalk down! So I start my stalk face in the wind, kick up 3 doe, as they take off I see big boy turn his head as the doe run by him. So now im in the creep mode. Everytime the wind would start to blow hard, I would take a few steps towards him. I get 20 yards from him and whistle at him, he starts to look around while laying down. So now I start to freak out thinking he’s going to run. I got everything running through my head, so now I got to make it happen. I draw back, say get up, say it again, finally the third time I said it, he stood up giving me a perfect broadside shot. I smoked him! He ran 45 yards and dropped. I instantly called the little woman to tell her the good news. All I can say, is if it’s raining and windy get down wind and go for it. I also want to say thank u Mathews and to Spitfire broadheads for getting the job done. See ya next season big horn!

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Joel Grafton Downs Second Illinois Monster Buck This Year

November 29th, 2011

Joel's Illinois Buck

Joel's Illinois Buck

Name: Joel Grafton
Age: 52
Date of Kill: 11-25-11
State: Illinois
Kill Type: Whitetail

Took this nice 8 pointer with my Mission Venture after he came in to investigate 4 smaller bucks chasing does and sparring in standing corn.He went into the corn and cleaned house had small bucks and does running all around me.He came out and I grunted him in and stopped him at 25 yds.Complete pass through double lung he went about 150 yds.I’ll say it again I love my Mission Venture!I have harvested over 300 inches of bone in 2 bucks after being away from bow hunting for 30 yrs.I can’t wait till next season.

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After 30 Years Away From Bowhunting Grafton Arrows Illinois Monster

October 29th, 2011

Joel's Buck

Joel's Buck

Name:Joel Grafton
Age: 52
Date of Kill:10/17/11
Time: 8:14 am
State:Illinois
Kill Type: whitetail

Just got back into bow hunting after 30 yrs absence. Purchased a Mission Venture from my local bow shop last July,have been shooting it daily practicing for the Oct 1st archery season.Shot a big doe opening morning at 35 yds.Then the hunt was on for a big buck,after passing several bucks up this one walked by at 8:14 Oct. 17, 2011. I took him at 44 yds with my Mission Venture.Buck went 20 yds and crashed.I love my Mission Bow!!!

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Jason”thewild001″Loose Gives Tip on Re-Using A Mechanical Broadhead

September 26th, 2011

Name: Jason Loose “AKA thewild001″(MMK Prostaff)
Age: 38
Date of Kill:2011
State:Iowa
MMK Prostaff Tips

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