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  2. chaffmj

    Camera

    So our bear friend came back today and she brought somebody with her. It might be time to quit feeding the birds sunflower seeds until next fall.
  3. Yesterday
  4. rundrave

    Charcoal

    I picked up that double bag deal about a month ago at Home Depot here in Sioux Falls. Ironically it was the same weekend we had the big April snow storm.
  5. Grainbelt

    Charcoal

    I see Home Depot advertising for Memorial day but no Kingsford double bag on sale. Has anyone seen any on sale anywhere? I am down to my last bag and need to stock up, Memorial weekend is usually the time to do it.
  6. JBMasterAngler

    Spring Is Upon Us

    Found a cardinal nest in one of my shrub bushes. Cute little gray fuzzy things. I tried to take a picture, but my camera phone sucks, and I didn’t want to bother them. I’m so glad I spent $20 on a cardinal nest box, only to have it sit empty.
  7. Archerysniper

    Team #3

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  8. Cheetah

    Team #3

    Wisconsin's turkeys have survived my visit this year. One is surely deaf after I managed to miss at 18 paces as he walked past me... Not sure how that happened... I feel like I rushed the shot when he started to get nervous. Passed one jake the first morning that I could have taken at 40yd. Came very close on two other mature gobblers. One picked me off as he came around a hay pile at 20yd and immediately turned and ran, very smart bird. The other came in hot, but decided to do a circle around me. Appeared at 30yd wide open to my side while I was aiming down the sights towards his last gobble, and I had no chance to turn and shoot...
  9. Archerysniper

    Team #3

    Mentored for the Mn DNR women's Turkey hunt on Fri night and Sat morning. Friday was quiet but the birds flew up within 40 yards af the blind so we were hopefull for what the morning would bring. Sat morning was quiet and I waited till shooting hours to make my first yelps which were immediately cut off by 4 different birds. My lady was excited to say the least. She had never seen a turkey in the wild growing up and living in iron range. Two of the toms gobbled a little after fly down but I could tell the were going north. The other 2 that were to our east gobbled a bit but shut up but sounded like the were coming down the road towards us. After about 20 minutes they rolled a big triple gobble within 60 yards wondering where this hen was at. I gave them a few purrs and set the call down getting her ready and calming her down for the shot. We still had not seen them put I could hear that unmistakable sound,pfffft boooom. Now I'm getting excited because I know they are danger close but they are on the side we can not see. Like always they proved me a fool and instead of coming right up the little road the cut through a high spot in the swamp and pop out in the field at 30 yards. They immediately hit full strut and throw a huge gobble right in our face and directly at my decoy that is set up at 8 yards. Then instead of coming right in they circle the decoy and blind at 25 yards and go to the side of the blind that is closed and gobble and strut for 15 min finally working into 8 to 10 yards bit still won't come towards the decoy. So I shut the one blind window and get her moved for a shot. The birds are now at 18 yards but getting skittish and moving away. As soon as I get the window open I hear her string drop and whay sounded like a hollow feathery smack and she says she got it. I look up and the birds are still there and look just a little nervous so I hit the call and they gobble back so I know it was a miss. So close but it was so much fun. Those 2 birds hung out for a few hours after strutting and gobbling at everything.
  10. ANYFISH2

    Bow Bird Down

    Great bird, way to keep at it.
  11. ANYFISH2

    Headhunters

    Nice bird, good job!
  12. rl_sd

    T&G Cedar install

    I assuming you are putting on the 5/16 T & G? I pushed mine tight and face nailed. Two nails per stud
  13. Scoot

    Headhunters

    Awesome! Congrats and great work!!!
  14. DonBo

    Headhunters

    Five hours? Wow! That's about 3 hours longer than any bird I've ever worked. Good job.
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  16. IceHawk

    Headhunters

    Congrats Nice Bird!
  17. IceHawk

    Bow Bird Down

    Congrats! Way to stick to it.
  18. hugonian1

    Headhunters

    Been having a tough time getting out. Spent 2 days in Wisconsin with the shotgun. A couple encounters but both hung up out of range. Got out with the bow this morning in MN. An absolutely enchanting morning. Had a Tom engaged at 5:30. 5 Hours of gobbling, Phfft-ing, strutting, and staying just out of range or behind brush & trees. Finally stepped to where I could get a clear shot off.
  19. DonBo

    Bow Bird Down

    Persistence and patience pay off again. Congrats!
  20. minky

    MN bear lottery dates?

    I am in for area 13, so pumped!
  21. Scoot

    MN bear lottery dates?

    Nice! Don't be stealing away his big boar rk!!! Lol
  22. Scoot

    Bow Bird Down

    Atta boy Pace! WTG!
  23. 123fish

    Bow Bird Down

    Congrats! Looks like your patience payed off with a great hunt.
  24. paceman

    Bow Bird Down

    After 50-60 hours of sitting in the blind, a mature Tom finally came within bow range! It has been a frustrating season with not many birds seen and the birds just not being where they should be. But as it is in the hunting world, sometimes things just work out like they are supposed to. Friday Morning got up at 3:45, supposed to be strong SE winds, so I elected to go to a small field and set up in the SE corner. All set up by 5:00. I have a jake decoy at 20 yards, a strutter at 10 facing the jake and a hen about 8 yards facing to the side. The Jake is my yardage marker. It was a pretty quiet first 1/2 hour with a few gobbles to the east 1/4 mile away and a few to the SE about 1/4 mile away. They usually don't roost near here but they work this way as the morning progresses. About 5:30 I started hearing gobblers from both directions working closer. I let out a few soft yelps, not sure if they could hear me and the birds to the SE gobbled back everytime and were working closer. About 5:45 a spot movement out in the field N of me, looking through the binocs I see a hen come over the field rise followed by another hen, 2 jakes and a Tom. They were about 150 yards and feeding right towards me. Knowing I might get a shot, the old ticker started to beat pretty good! As they picked towards me I would a couple soft chirps, clucks to keep the first hen on course, meanwhile the Toms behind me were gobbling and getting really close. Eventually the lead hens walked right to me and slightly to my right, to about 10 yards. The Tom ran up to my Jake decoy circled it and as he did I was able to draw without being busted by the others and he turned and puffed up and walked towards the strutter decoy. I also thought i could here spitting and drumming behind me, so that Tom was close as well. At about 12 yards I soft clucked with my mouth call, he stretched his neck out to Gobble. Pretty darn cool! That was the last sound he made as the arrow sliced though the base of his neck and he flopped around and did the upside down bicycle. As I stood over him I could still hear 2-3 other gobblers and they were fairly close, I still want to put my son on a bird, so I took a few pictures and quietly slipped out carrying all that junk I drug in, It was a good work out! He was right at 20Lbs, 9 inch beard, 3/4 inch spurs. This is the first morning this season that they acted like they were supposed to! Needless to say a very fun morning!
  25. Snowbound

    T&G Cedar install

    When installing T&G cedar on the interior of your fish house do you leave is a little loose or push it tight
  26. eyeguy 54

    Bird id help.

    twice as big as nut hatch makes this an interesting problem to solve. :)
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