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Lunker last won the day on November 2 2016

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  1. The wife and the inlaws did really well on mother's day, on spots that are usually early spots but were empty for me early. The ones they found were getting a bit old but still okay. Today we hit a "late" spot, and found some, mostly old. Left a lot of moldy and or bug eaten ones out there. Been an odd year. That's probably a wrap for me. I may try and hit a couple of cooler valley or near water spots this weekend just to see. Wife also found another fawn but wasn't carrying her phone.
  2. Checked some northern and western exposure this evening for a little while. More ground cover and moist ground. Biggest ones I've found so far this year, the bottom right few were palm sized.
  3. Good to hear guys. I checked out some new public land today. Found the best looking area I've even mushrooms...and I didn't see any sign of other folks. Found one morel on a sad looking hillside. Did find a nice patch of ramps that I dug a few from; my first. I've seen them before but never picked. Had some tonight; delicious! Also found tons of PBs(I think) but I've never dabbled in those. Beautiful land though.
  4. Started off pretty rough today checking some "every-year" trees. In two hours we had 4 morels in the bag. Found two trees along a hillside that must have been just perfect, and managed several dozen from a small area there. And that was about it. Not sure if it's "early" yet or if the spots just aren't going to produce. Time to move to different ground later in the week.
  5. Went out for an hour before work today and found 3....So far it has been inconsistent but I haven't been out much lately with the bad weather. Friend of mine has found them as far north as the upper peninsula of Michigan.
  6. Was doing some work in the woods today and found these. Of course I stopped and spent two hours looking for more, but this was it. Oh well, will probably be the earliest I've ever gotten to eat them.
  7. Lilac blooms are here, just haven't opened. Hearing some reports of good finds in the Houston and Lewiston areas of MN. I checked some new public areas today on the MN side. Could be decent later but too cold and wet right now. Will check some early season spots tomorrow but won't hope for much with the cold weather.
  8. Was clearing some downed trees from trails this morning. Checked a couple of trees and would you look at that. I didn't look very hard so I'm sure there are more, but of course have to head to work. Cold weather predicted after today though...
  9. It will probably naturally repopulate as Aspen/popple, which will will be pretty dense within a couple years. Otherwise planting a lot of pines (W. Spruce, W. Pine, R. Pine) will help with what you're looking for. Look into the dnr nursery to do some supplemental pine planting and let the aspen return as well. Or have someone with a dozer come in and get rid of your stumps, and plant a big perennial plot.
  10. The cold last night didn't help but I will expect them at the end of April here in SW WI, same as last year. On the south facing slopes at least. Haven't heard any yet but shouldn't be long.
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    Pool 8 fatty today. Texas rigged plastic on a current seam.
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    Been putting up some decent smallies and largemouth the last week cranking wingdams and fishing plastics on the riprap and wood. Fish are definitely moving. Pool 8/9
  13. Lots of public land options out there as well and you wouldn't have much competition during bow season. Idaho has tags over the counter available right now first time first serve until they run out. Nebraska is over the counter without caps. Wyoming draws later in the spring.
  14. MCI: Sorry, but Waylon's only interests in life are ducks and my dirty laundry. I didn't start really getting into the shed hunting until recently so I didn't train him for it. I will probably do so with my next pup. He just tags along. With the increase in popularity of shed hunting there is plenty of information out there. I know a few shed dogs and I know it's not as easy to get them excited about old bone then about a nice stinky duck, but definitely possible. The guys I know also compete in local shed competitions (staged courses) , so if you look into that type of thing there should be a group of guys with a lot of knowledge.
  15. A few finds since yesterday. Many bucks still toting both sides as of last week here. The chewed up shed was a nice one but guessing from last year since all tines and the main beam down to the G2 were eaten. The deadhead is super old obviously.