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  1. Turkey talk and a little strutting

    Yep boys are always ready. You will see some strutting all year even gobbling in the morning still. I've called some in during October strutting and gobbling. Sure nice to hear when in stand.
  2. Ground blind suggestions

    Yep that's the deal I was referring to. They had that going since March off and on.Great deal also a lifetime warranty on the blind.
  3. Ground blind suggestions

    You can get them almost half the price right now on Rogers sporting goods. If not on sale any longer they go on sale about 3 or 4 times through the winter for half the cost.
  4. Price has jumped in the last few years but have been using this for about 15 or so. The number of pictures doubled at different spot tripled using this mixture. It's best to get the di from a co-op it's about $15 there. I changed the price below for what I spent this year. Use to be able to make for about $22 when I first started using this. WHITETAIL DEER HOMEMADE MINERAL MIX RECIPE Ingredients: Makes 200 lbs. for about $28.00 1 part Di-calcium phosphate, this is a dairy feed additive bought at feed stores. Comes in 50lb Bags at around $15.00 you need one bag. 2 parts Trace mineral salt, the red and loose kind without the medications. Comes in 50lb Bags at around $5.00 you need two bags. 1 part Stock salt,Mix N Fine. Comes in 50lb Bags at around $3.00 you need one bag.
  5. Ground blind suggestions

    Go with Double bull you will no regret it. They are on sale right now on Rogers sportings goods. I have owned a few and the best one's I have found since being started in MN are Double BUll. Great customer service lifetime warranty you pay the shipping they fix anything that might be wrong. Only had to bring in once lent to a friend and he did not stake in correctly and was blown into a barbwire fence. They patched and fixed all damage. They also sell a pole for the center support at A1 or you can order one. I leave that in when not in use.
  6. Question on Winchester longbeard xr shells

    Get both shells it will cost a little but you will know which patterns better out of your gun. I use 3.5 #4's they pattern the best out of Mossberg but 3 #5's are way better out of my remington then #4's . 3.5 #4 still pattern a lot better out of my Mossberg. All Winchester LB This year I started to use my 20guage and loved it.
  7. The toms are still workable

    Nice work Borch for you and your dad. Congrats . I have been seeing a lot of strutters of the weekend . Those 20 gauges are awesome sure put a hurting on .
  8. Here is the guy that makes state plaques. have one made for which ever state you took your bird in. http://www.rawescapes.com He is at the Deer classic every year.
  9. Wi Season

    Added these for the fry pan to go with some turkey also.
  10. Wi Season

    Well my last season of hunting turkeys was good but very wet. Bird numbers are down big time but also did not help we had to dodge a few tornadoes. This made hunting a little tougher but can't control old mother nature. I would rather have a foot of snow over the rain but we dealt with . First day of the season we were able to get one bird down after making a move around the property. Birds were staying out in the field with the rain so we came up on the edge of the woods they were by. We only had one shot to take wanted to try for a double but didn't work out. First day and morning everything was going good but we could not get any more male birds in sight. Put miles on and hunted 3 different properties nothing going. We get to Friday nothing happens again that morning . That afternoon I was able to get 3 birds fired up and two would come close but never commit to killing range. So I played around with these two birds starting at 2:30 and I was finally able to get them to break at 6:30 and come in. After a lot of cat and mouse going on. I would setup they would gobble their heads off and seem like they were coming in then get further away and shut up . So I would walk about 100 yds away start calling again and they would fire up so this went on for hours. My last move I went as close as I could get without bumping them or hoping I didn't hit the call one time and they were within 50 yds. I sat down fast got ready and they were within 25 yds. I was greedy trying to get both lined up for one shot since I had two tags but just wouldn't happen. One dropped out of sight and now the bird left is 32 yds. Waited till he cleared couple small trees and dropped him right there not a wing flop. The other bird was gone with no shot to have. This 20 gauge is sure fine and knocks the heck out the birds. .
  11. 2017 Spring

    Correct bow only or like MM said have a permit to use the crossbow. Can't wait to be back in the woods this weekend. Good luck to everyone still hunting.
  12. Twins 2017

    They will lose 90 to 100 games again this year. They do not have the pitching to even get to 500. Santana will be our lone all-star and be traded before end of year. Hope something changes but they did not add anything for starters or offensive so until they do we will get the same junk. Really sucks cause i love watching and listening to the games all summer long.
  13. Team 3 "Strut Stoppers"

    Awesome Don great work and congrats to your dad.
  14. MN tag filled

    Sounds like a great setup
  15. Team 3 "Strut Stoppers"

    Seen a Jake smokey phase in NE a couple years ago No shot I have seen a few in SD there is an area we hunt and there is always one or two in the flock each year.