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DonBo last won the day on April 26

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About DonBo

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  • Birthday 05/28/1957

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    Don Buckentin
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    Oakdale, MN / Webster, WI
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    Self employed sign guy. Lifetime member, Chilakoot Bowhunters. Archery, bowhunting, LOVE to hunt turkeys. Summertime crappie and walleye fishing. Twins baseball.
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  1. While bowhunting one weekend, there were some goose hunters across the road from me. Every time they fired, the neighbors woods exploded with gobbles. (love hearing gobbles in the fall) The next chance I got to hunt there, I brought my shotgun - just in case. First light, there goes the guns and there goes all that gobbling again. LOT'S of gobbles! I waited an hour, just hoping a deer might show, knowing they wouldn't fly down for a while, then ran to the truck for my shotgun. I set up between two groups of birds and waited. Didn't even have a call, so all I could do was scratch in the leaves and hope. Soon I hear leaves crunching. Closer and closer. First bird to step into an open lane had about an 8" beard and I wasn't going to wait for something bigger. At the shot the woods exploded with turkeys! They were running and flying and cackling everywhere. Had to be 40 toms in this group. What a great experience. Let's hear your success stories.
  2. Tagged out in nd

    Good job Scoot! Big bodied deer, no excuses needed. Hope you can get Ryan on one.
  3. New bow

    If you know your draw length and the poundage you want to shoot, there's a ton of really nice used bows out there in that price range. I got a one year old Elite E35 late last summer for $550 and absolutely love it. Also most archery shops will have some used bows that you could try out. Otherwise go to a few different shops, tell them your budget and see what they have on hand. Good luck in your search.
  4. Bird Feeding Newcomer

    I have a feeder similar to this and it works great to keep the squirrels out.
  5. Maplewood State Park

    I spent less than an hour on the dock at Beers Lake launch ramp (fishing pier was busy) 2nd cast, had a 4' musky follow my Silver Minnow right up to the dock. Never did hit, but that sure made my day.
  6. This trip has been on my bucket list for a long time, ever since I saw some your pics on here. Sorry, quality of some of these are not great, all shot on my phone. What a beautiful place. We hit the timing just right, and the weather was perfect.
  7. Duluth Air Show 2017

    One of these years...
  8. Is She Lost?

    We live in town in the Twin Cities metro area. We've had a female Red Breasted Grosbeak in our feeder for a couple weeks. Don't remember ever having them before. And just one? When does that ever happen with Grosbeaks?
  9. Joe Mauer

    Sorry, but his 60 some RBI for someone who's hitting over .300 is exceptionally low. Especially for the number of games he's played.
  10. Orioles Are Leaving

    Our Orioles left a long time ago too, right after the young hatched. Weird year.
  11. Tons of public land up that way, especially towards the St Croix River. Years of limitless bonus tags in area really took a toll on numbers, but the last few years have been bucks only and the numbers are coming back. Don't expect big bucks but a few are taken every year. FWIW, I love hunting up in that area.
  12. Joe Mauer

    Yep, Joe's the best singles hitter with no one on base we've ever had. He is doing a nice job at 1st base though.
  13. Wy Antelop

    Great job guys!
  14. Also, turkey doesn't need to be "low and slow" to get to be tender. Crank the heat to 250+ if you like. I've had the smaller breasts done in just 2 1/2 to 3 hrs. FWIW, I just rub it down with olive oil and apply your favorite rub. If injecting at all, Creole Butter is a nice, quick, easy option. Apple mixed with cherry or hickory are my favorite woods to use.
  15. Tanager

    What a treat to see a tanager.