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Author Topic: Had a first yesterday  (Read 236 times)

Offline Madgomer

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Had a first yesterday
« on: December 02, 2018, 07:01:10 AM »
So I'm sitting in a stand at my place yesterday afternoon, hoping to take a big doe with my muzzleloader.  Dreary as can be with cloud cover and a fog coming off the remaining snow as temps were in mid 40s.  All of a sudden the tornado sirens go off.  Had been hearing some distant thunder, but didn't think much of it.  Grabbed phone to check radar, and sure enough they just issued a tornado warning.  Looked like the severe stuff was off to the west by 10 or more miles so decided to sit a bit longer.  After a few minutes saw some lightning so climbed down.  Turned out we had 22 different tornadoes sighted in central illinois yesterday evening.  Some injuries but no fatalities (one in Missouri though).  We got rain and very small hail but nothing serious here locally.  Have been chased from the spring turkey woods by tornado warnings before, but never the deer stand.  Weird stuff.
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Offline dave 1211

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Re: Had a first yesterday
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2018, 07:41:41 AM »
well you can cross that of the bucket list now
turkey season was a wet one now on to deer hunting in October





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Offline King Ben

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Re: Had a first yesterday
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2018, 08:09:22 AM »
Dang, I've never heard of that before. I bet that got the heart pumping. 

Offline yari

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Re: Had a first yesterday
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2018, 08:18:46 AM »
we just got 6-7" of snow I need to work on today.

spooky stuff, especially this time of the year. I remember the last time I got a bear tag we had heavy winds, lightning, and warnings. it hit a couple miles from me. my buddy decided to go out because he had a video guy that needed to go home the next day. that was just stupid. they were lucky

glad you got off in time 
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Offline Madgomer

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Re: Had a first yesterday
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2018, 10:33:29 AM »
well you can cross that of the bucket list now
Yeah Dave, let's hope so.  Just 5-6 years ago the neighboring town of Washington took a direct hit from a massive tornado that destroyed hundreds of homes and businesses the week before Thanksgiving, people around here have been appropriately cautious since then when the sirens go off.
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Offline Split toe

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Re: Had a first yesterday
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2018, 07:26:59 AM »
Glad everything turn out well...saw that on the news. Wow.... @--0--0127
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Offline Flintlock1776

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Re: Had a first yesterday
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2018, 08:59:22 PM »
My old rule of thumb back in my PA days was if you heard thunder, time to get out of the woods especially if carrying a lighting rod(a/k/a rifle/shotgun)


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