Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.


we are 'the leading edge' HSO Builders
  • Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won


DonBo last won the day on November 10 2015

DonBo had the most liked content!

About DonBo

  • Rank
    HSO Pro Staff - Turkey, Archery
  • Birthday 05/28/1957

Contact Methods

  • Website URL

Profile Information

  • Name:
    Don Buckentin
  • Location:
    Oakdale, MN / Webster, WI
  • Interests:
    Self employed sign guy. Lifetime member, Chilakoot Bowhunters. Archery, bowhunting, LOVE to hunt turkeys. Summertime crappie and walleye fishing. Twins baseball.
  • Gender:

Recent Profile Visitors

4,206 profile views
  1. You will love it! Nothing kicks quite like a turkey load. The aftermarket recoil pads really help calm that effect.
  2. I have the TRUGLO® Pro Series Magnum Gobble-Dot on both my 12 and 20 ga. and absolutely love them.
  3. Heard my first Red Wing Blackbird yesterday. Can't wait till they start chasing every other bird out of my feeders
  4. Said most everyone over 40. Let this be a lesson to all you youngsters out there. 50 lbs is plenty to kill most anything that walks this planet.
  5. Haters gonna hate.
  6. Ah shucks...
  7. I also USUALLY have one hen and one jake. One or the other would probably be enough in most situations. Early in the season if flocks are still pretty large, I may add another hen or two, but this probably isn't necessary. One thing about set-up. I will always have the jake facing me. IF a tom is going to respond and commit, he will come to the jake first and get in his face to confront him. Be sure that jake is facing you and be well within your range, that will put the gobbler right in your lap. BTW, I feel the newer more realistic dekes are worth the money, especially if your time in the field is limited. Avian X and Dave Smith (DSD) are the two leading companies right now. Good luck!
  8. All the big boys are going to Elite these days. Be sure to check them out.
  9. Older Otter Cabin. Custom interior with swivel chair. Room for two. Canvas all in good shape. Front window cracked and repaired. All poles included. Door only opens as far as shown. A great starter shack in very usable condition. Sled is 32" x 60". Open is 67" deep x 62" wide x 60" tall. $150 Located in North St. Paul, MN.
  10. I've been toying with the idea of SD, NE or KS myself. You know how to reach me.
  11. Sure looks like it ti me. Never seen one in the winter.
  12. That last shot is really nice.
  13. I don't think it's uncommon at all for some robins to winter this far north, as long as there are fruit trees like yours around. I see them quite often here in the suburbs all winter, often in mixed flocks with cedar waxwings.