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  1. 9 points
    nofishfisherman

    Cooking Elk

    When I grill elk I marinade the meat before hand. Just google elk marinade and you'll find a lot of them but the basic principles of the marinades are all the same, oil and acid. Then you can flavor them in various ways. When grilling I aim for med-rare. I find that for every inch of thickness you should grill them for 3-4 minutes per side. So a one inch thick steak gets 3 minutes per side and 6 minutes total on the grill. You can test them by pressing on them, the meat should feel soft but spring back when pushed on. Another option I do on occasion is cut the steaks into medallions the thickness of a slice of bacon. I marinade them in apple cider for a couple hours and then in bbq sauce for a couple hours. Then wrap them in bacon and hold the bacon on with a toothpick. Grill them for the same 3 minutes per inch of thickness. This is probably my favorite way of doing it but takes a bit more prep. This was one of my elk meals.
  2. 7 points
    PurpleFloyd

    Attn: MN Gun Deer Hunters

    Party hunting is one of the things that biund families together and built life long hunting traditions. Why on Earth would you want to end that and have everyone hunt in isolation? We need more of hunters coming together and sharing experiences and not less. If all you get out of hunting is obsessing over bigger and bigger deer you are missing out on what hunting is all about.
  3. 6 points
    Storm

    Piebald Deer

    Heard about this deer at a state park near me and got the time to check it out last weekend. Fortunately was able to find it walking a trail. “Face mask and long socks for the extended winter”
  4. 6 points
    bobberineyes

    What's on the grill

    Ha, kaboobs tonight. Bacon wrapped taters and beans in the nuker.
  5. 5 points
    DonBo

    Team 2

  6. 5 points
    Storm

    Change of seasons

    Visited the open water in the area and a lot of birds are moving through. Here are a few from the last couple weeks. As much as I like ice fishing the spring thaw and the nature that follows is a welcome site.
  7. 5 points
    leech~~

    That's going to be a back saver!

    No more bowing at the Smoke Alter!! My daughter got me the smoker for my birthday last year, wife got me the base for Christmas. I bolted on a piece of plywood and casters to the bottom to get it up to a nice standing height and to roll it out of the garage when using. This is going to be really nice for not having to bend down to load and unload or haul it out then put it back on the base every time I want to smoke.
  8. 5 points
    ANYFISH2

    Attn: MN Gun Deer Hunters

    Firearms deer hunters are such a diverse demographic. Agreement will always be difficult. Unity however shouldnt be, we should be supportive of our fellow hunters. This is where we are suffering the most as a hunting group. We dont have to agree on point restriction, party hunting, deer drives, and ect... We sure as heck, better support each other and represent each other in eyes of the non-hunting public well or our passions for deer hunting will slowly be eroded way! Nothing is worse than ethical hunters calling other ethical hunters names or stereotyping each other. Here are some of my stances: 1. I am completely on board with habitat improvements across the state. Wildlife cutting of trees not just clear-cuts of aspen and pine then regrowth of a monoculture. Until forestry can implement true wildlife considerations thier complaints towards deer leave little impact on me. We need more planting of woody browse across MN. 2. Limit liberal bag limits in MN to areas that are way over populated. Then only use a season or two. 20 deer per square mile (pre-fawn)in the transition zone is not to many. In my opinion. Sustainable target of a managed designation would be great. Will allow people to keep hunting, yet majority will still only shot 0-1 deer. 3. APR here in the transition zone I would be ok with for me! I will not, however, beat the drum for legislation or a call to the DNR to expand it here or anywhere. I am not of the belief antler size should dictate the value of the hunt for anyone. 4. Party hunting IS a long held tradition in MN. I like it, and support its inclusion in our firearms season. Yes, it is abused by some. Even if it was outlawed, how are our limited number of Conseevation Officers going to enforce it? They cant slow the abuse now with it legal. Again, a law against party hunting will just punish the law abiding hunters not the abusers. In the end, I hunt with friends that only shot deer, worthy by thier standards, of a shoulder mount. They love deer and deer hunting, that is the deer they chose to shoot. I hunt with Rifle only hunters that only hunt 2 maybe 3 days. Those are 2-3 of thier favorite days of the year. Most years they dont shoot a deer, when they do they are excited whether it be a doe, small buck or a big one. _They love deer and deer hunting! I also hunt with people who want to shoot as many deer as they are allowed. They use venison as thier staple meat source for much of the year. They follow laws and regs and are good hunters. They love Deer and Deer hunting.
  9. 4 points
    Wallydog

    Team #3

    On the board in ID!
  10. 4 points
    leech~~

    Water skiing 2018

  11. 4 points
    Hoyt4

    Ne 2018

    Our 18th year in NE was another fun one like always. Weather kind of put a few curve balls in there but that is something that should not stop you just might have to change your game plan a little . I was able to take two birds on Easter day called in a few gobblers and shot the first bird and then all heck broke loose and they started to attack him while lying there. I was able to take the 2nd bird as he was trying to jump on the dead one. Then had to wait a day for the library to open so I could get my 3rd tag.I did hit one bird on Wednesday night but waited till the next morning to try and find. I went in where I saw him land and check around and could not find. Did find blood in the snow but he was strutting still even hurt. Look for a long time and never ended up finding him. From his tracks and blood looked like he went out with the flock that morning. My broadhead though did take a beating the blades are all twisted I think this turkey had an S on his chest . Blades look like it hit a wall. Thursday night I was able to put my 3rd tag on a bird. Now i'm ready to come back home and get even with the old smoke pole here. We have had cold hunting before but this was the coldest for us since 1933 guess it had to be on one of our trips for breaking a record for weather. One day we did get 6 inches of snow which was not too bad but that wind blowing across the roads made them ice . Traveling from camp to hunting was interesting. Love the spring turkey woods, good luck to all get ready to head out.
  12. 4 points
    bobberineyes

    What's on the grill

    Thought I give some tilapia filets a try, steaks are back up in the cast with bacon wrapped taters..
  13. 4 points
    had a great weekend. On Saturday I got my brother on some really big pike. Using herring as bait. Here is the video of our day out.
  14. 4 points
    DonBo

    Tips tricks and helpful hints

    Every situation, every bird is different. You have to see what they like on any given day. Their mood may even change hour to hour. Some like it loud and often, some prefer the much less vocal approach. Same with calls. One day they may go nuts for your box call and totally ignore it the next, having preference for the slate, or diaphragm.
  15. 4 points
  16. 3 points
    Story goes like this. 1. Uncle from St Cloud arrives Boise 10 pm Thursday night 4/12. 2. Drive to Orofino Friday to hunt private property I've hunted since 1990 and scout some. 3. Deploy blind Saturday and scout (re-confirm bird presence) some more. 4. Arrive parking spot in fairly hard rain at 0430. 5. First gobble on roost at 0530. 6. 0550 flydown, Hens jakes and longbeards responding but not interested in my game......yet. 7. Very vocal birds for 45 minutes. 8. Silence for 1 hour 9. Distant gooble heard and responds to me at 0800 9a. Rain stops. 10. 0820 Gobbles getting closer, sounds like 3-5 birds. 11. Nuther gobble from different vector is heard. 12. Several longbeards now visible at 150 yards responding to everything I throw at them. 13. Gobble at ~60 yards from gobbler from different vector. 14. Mayhem, cacophony, loudmouths. 15. Single gobbler appears and is walking right into a bad spot for him. 16. He dies at 0900 at 25 yards by my uncles shot. 17. I attempt to hold and call back other toms but they won't have it. 18. 1500 Decide to pull up and move blind 1/4 mile. 19. Set up by 1545. 20. 1600 Make one series of calls.................sit down. 21. 1605 Peek out the slot of my turkey silo blind and see nice silent longbeard walking to decoys 15 yards distant. 22. Mayhem 23. Poke uncle Don and look in direct he came from to see another very alert longbeard that slips out of sight. 24. Said long beard meets his waterloo by my shot at 1610 and can't call the alert bird back...... 25. 1700 see three hens and a strutter slipping into brush at 100 yards. 26. 1715 Said strutter appears silent but strutting in all his glory at 35 yds. 27. Don smokes this one as well! This is the first year we can harvest 2 bearded turkeys in the same day and Don is very likely one of the first Non-Residents to do so legally. 28. Radar shows big rain coming. 29. Let's pack up before we get drenched again. 30. Monday was a total washout, rain, rain, rain and snow. We didn't hunt but did a farm/crop tour of my son in laws operation in Lewiston. 31. Radar/forecast indicated nothing but moisture for Tuesday. So We Drove Home to Boise. 32. Don flew home this morning. All in all we had a tremendous trip seeing loads of game and visiting with landowners.
  17. 3 points
    Hoyt4

    MN Turkey 2018

    Most the birds are breaking up , this weather will not keep them from doing their duty. The ladies will have to get going and I watched a bunch birds fight and pretty much get the pecking order going. Won't be the first time i've hunted in snow and like I said they have to do their thing. Mid morning the hens started kicking the Toms yesterday and Toms out looking for some more ladies to bug. Snow sure helps find them easy going to be a fun opening day. I can only hunt evenings until the weekend which is fine. Don't let the weather hold you back.
  18. 3 points
    bobberineyes

    What's on the grill

    Swedish sausage and taters!! Gee whiz, you guys fare weather grillers..
  19. 3 points
    Duffman

    Trout Opener

    Nope, I even bailed out of a trip down to Iowa last weeend to chase trout because of the temps. Half of the experience of trout fishing for me is the sights, sounds and smells of spring. *looks out the window* Screw this stuff.
  20. 3 points
    bobberineyes

    Just Food and Drink

    French dips n fries. Paired with a top shelf beverage!!
  21. 3 points
    bobberineyes

    What's on the grill

    Not all the time, just special occasions. She puts in rosemary, tyme and butter...pretty tasty in the cast!!
  22. 3 points
    almost three now i have e-mailed at least once will send another today prayers for Bobby
  23. 3 points
    Borch

    Tips tricks and helpful hints

    Most guys try to call like the pros on the turkey hunting videos. In many cases this will be over calling. Remember, they are sponsored by call companies and they want the birds coming in fired up for the camera. Sometimes light purring and leaf scratching is as much as they will take. Otherwise getting a tom fired up from a distance and then put the calls down works well frequently. He will find you. The more a tom gobbles the higher likelihood a real hen will swing by and take him for a walk away from you. That's the way nature works.
  24. 3 points
    smurfy

    Just Food and Drink

    Pheasant mashed taters and green beans.
  25. 3 points
    leech~~

    Attn: MN Gun Deer Hunters

    Here's one. Yes get rid of the Deer farms. So far their the only places CWD has occurred in MN. Here's two. Until it was even discovered or there was a way to test for it. How does anyone even know that there has not always been some amount of CWD in the Deer herds in every state? Here's three. As PF said above. Party hunting has been a long time family tradition for many hunting families for like ever. There are still many families who actually need and can use the meat still in this state. Filling the freezer means more to many then Antlers on the wall. Which by looking at my Avatar, I can't really say much about but know the folks we use to hunt with up north were pretty darn poor and counted on venison. I also don't want young hunters which are becoming more in short supply according to another post not long ago about less people hunting and tag sales dropping. Not being able to take their first Deer because a bunch of antler mongers want them to sit and count points as their first Deer is walking away. If anything, for the APR folks lets put an age limit on it so young folks can still take a few Deer before they want to give it up, because they can't shoot the deer they finally see or just Does. I know my son's first buck was a fork horn but to him it was the terdy point buck!
  26. 3 points
    leech~~

    Just Food and Drink

    I would say this for your photo expertise. Next time, don't "Photo Bomb" your food pictures with a jug of antiseptic wipes in the back ground. Makes the viewer wonder. How safe is that sum-batchen food?
  27. 3 points
    leech~~

    Just Food and Drink

    Hard to say with my eye sight so blurry? or is that your photo expertise?
  28. 3 points
    vtx1029

    Clam Pop-up Screen Tents

    My friend has had one for 3 years. Its one of the only clam products I would recommend. They are pretty awesome. They hold up in complete downpours and some pretty decent wind storms. Get the one with zip down sides if you can afford it.
  29. 3 points
    smurfy

    Just Food and Drink

    Finished pork loin I fixed up, squished spuds, kraut and grilled asparagus.
  30. 2 points
    Archerysniper

    Team #3

  31. 2 points
    Scoot

    Headhunters

    Headhunters! Sorgy came up with it and I like it! I don't see how I can edit my post to change the name, however. One bit of good news for the team- my daughter is going to use a vertical bow this year! I'm excited for her and I hope she can get a crack at one with it. She's used a crossbow in the past and it's really done a number of the birds when matched with a Bullhead. But, she's swapping over to a big kid bow this year and we'll give that a try. I hope she can get it done!
  32. 2 points
    LHarris

    Trout Photo Gallery

    friend Stace before all of this insane weather buddy Bruce Ristow we scored 92 trout that afternoon... this was the biggest
  33. 2 points
    Cheetah

    Mossy Oak Gun Skin Application Photos

    My next project is to apply the Mossy Oak Gun Skin to my turkey gun which I was considering dipping or even painting when I set it up last year. Most dipping or coating options cost as much or more than I paid for the gun, so the $35 kit from Mossy Oak seems like a heck of a deal. My initial impression is that the kit is not really meant for the gun I am applying it to. My dedicated turkey gun is a Remington 870 Youth 20 gauge with a ShurShot stock that I installed separately. The vinyl graphic clearly is meant for a standard stock, not the ShurShot. I think it will cover the majority of the stock just fine, and along the bottom section behind the grip I will have to piece in a strip of extra material that will come off the end of the barrel piece. The Youth 20 gauge is a much smaller gun than the 12 gauge that the kit is sized for, so there will be plenty of extra vinyl being trimmed off. Another problem is that the vinyl pieces are not cut in such a way that the pattern will flow nicely between major pieces like stock to receiver, and receiver to barrel. I am a bit picky about how that sort of thing looks, so I am going to rotate around some pieces and install them the wrong way, and with a bit of trimming I should be able to make it look a lot better than the original layout. Like I mentioned above, the 20 gauge's smaller size will allow me a lot of flexibility in how the vinyl lays out. I'll post more photos as I proceed through the project in the coming days.
  34. 2 points
    bobberineyes

    Just Food and Drink

    I'll take that as a compliment leech , I think. But this grub was warmed up by yours truly!!
  35. 2 points
    bobberineyes

    Retriever Training

    Hoping everything goes good with the pooch smurf!!!Where does the time go?
  36. 2 points
    ANYFISH2

    Team 2

    Anyfish2 and Isaac checking in. Isaac will be hunting until he gets one (I hope)! I will be hunting with the bow this year for the first time. Initial plan is to hunt when the kids dont want to or are too busy. Land owners texted me this morning, birds first showed themselves today. Hope they stick around.
  37. 2 points
    Grainbelt

    Just Food and Drink

    That looks good too Smurf, you have been eating well this winter!
  38. 2 points
    smurfy

    Just Food and Drink

    Enchiladas, Spanish rice and homemade salsa.
  39. 2 points
    Scoot

    Tips tricks and helpful hints

    Paceman, I'm in the same boat. I find that where the birds are at the beginning of April tells me just about nothing here unless it's a very early spring. They will disperse over the next week or two with decent weather. It makes scouting pretty worthless for me right now. Kind of annoying because I'm getting itchy...
  40. 2 points
    rl_sd

    Smaller brisket smoke method

    The corned beef is brined and seasoned. If corned beef is what you are going for, then smoke away.
  41. 2 points
    bear555

    Wild Regular Season 2017-18

    Well nothing wrong with 3 of 4 points against the Preds and Bruins, still the Preds are in a mini slump and Bruins missing 5 starters. Just keep getting points any way possible.
  42. 2 points
    PurpleFloyd

    What the?

    Because they are woodpeckers? Just a guess.
  43. 2 points
    PurpleFloyd

    Attn: MN Gun Deer Hunters

    Face it. What you are talking about can only be done through regulation by reducing the numbers of hunters or licenses in the state which means fewer hunters. The APR guys for years told people to stick a doe or two in the freezer instead of a buck because they were ignorant and didn't understand that does drive population and they would have been better off in the long run taking a spike. If you really want to improve age structure then tell everyone to stop shooting the big ones and the age structure will improve overnight. Now,let's cut to the chase- the best thing we can do is focus on habitat development. The more and better the habitat,the better the hunting will be. Focus on that and stop trying to divide the hunters over who can take what and with what. Imagine how the muskie population would look if they took every bug muskie they hooked and left the smaller ones. It would look like the northern population where they do just that. Let the big ones walk to improve the age structure and take a tender,young spike to fill your tag and you will begin to see more deer and bigger deer.
  44. 2 points
    smurfy

    Spring Is Upon Us

    sure was neat this morning going out to the car to listen to the robins and cardinals singin away. seen my first sandhill cranes this morning too!!!!! to bad there gonna get snowed on!
  45. 2 points
    Helps if you go into the local cafes and start talking to the old farmers. In one trip I got access to 6 farms. Bring that old farmer a few fish fillets, a dressed pheasant, a couple grouse breasts, some plucked ducks, or some venison depending on what they like. Do this throughout the year and bingo you are hooked up. Word spreads and you gain new farms as well. The farmers tell tell me they hate when people wait until the week before the season opens to ask for permission. I have helped pick rock, bale hay, or plow up fields this also sets you apart from the people who just want to hunt. No!
  46. 2 points
    smurfy

    Just Food and Drink

    ya know, thinkin this over.............maybe i put stuff like that in my pictures to get responses like yours. since it seems i'mthe one of very very few keeping this thread alive!!!!!
  47. 2 points
    First find of the year
  48. 2 points
    bobberineyes

    Just Food and Drink

    Maybe he had to quick do up some dishes first!!
  49. 2 points
    Duffman

    Snowy Owl in the Metro

    Barred owl in the tree here at work (394 & 100), if it wasn't for the crows, would have never even known it was there.
  50. 2 points
    leech~~

    Spring / ramps?

    This is one I found that could be very helpful during Duck season. They walk right into your boat!