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  1. I collect year round. So disappointed in the number of permits though. I get a little discouraged when I see so many bears. I'll have to apply again for extra permit.
  2. So about 20 years ago we started planting Apple trees as wildlife plots. I read a ton of info on how to' s, best practices, etc etc. I planted about 200 trees. Roughly half made it to adulthood. Trees died from many reasons from bears, to moles, infections, etc. But we have lots of thriving, heavy producing trees. Something I found interesting is the trees that I didn't prune have done far better than the trees I did prune. My question is, is pruning a must or overrated in your opinion. Just curious your answers..
  3. News release says we have reached the top of cycle. That being said the cycle is nothing what it used to be
  4. Didn't get drawn. Not surprised with the continued lack of permits. Disappointing I guess. Sure see a lot of bears on camera and during last season's hunt.
  5. Deer numbers looking really good in both areas I hunt. Good mix of bucks, does and twin fawns showing on camera. Agree that the dnr is chomping at the bit for a Wolf season. Come on feds....
  6. Very Awesome!!
  7. "One last look"
  8. Thanks for posting the information. Funny how 10 years ago sometimes a guy wouldn't get drawn every year. Now you can buy over the counter tags in spring and fall. I know the population has soared out of control in both area's I hunt, imo. Is it optimal nesting conditions, lack of predators or waning hunter interests?
  9. I'm not a huge duck hunter, but I live 1/4 mile from a large waterfowl sanctuary in central mn. In about 20 years i've never seen much more than a few rafts of bills out their late season. Lots of geese though!!!
  10. Typically, if fish catching is most important, the earlier you go in the season the better the fishing(before Jan 1st). We have mild temps forecast for the next 7 days, then overnight lows in the low teens thereafter. My guess would be foot travel somewhere around Dec. 14 if forecast holds. Some may go out earlier than that. But there are so many variables, so who knows....
  11. I'm glad it will bring down the land value and lease spending . I guess that's a good thing. It may become available once again to the average Joe !
  12. I drove around the last hour tonight looking for ducks. I saw four buffleheads and that's it. Lots of geese though. Central mn
  13. Bobcat. But honestly, who really cares? cougars hAve been known to pass through minnesota periodically and trail camera pics show up every year . not sure what all the hoopla is about it though.
  14. I'm not exactly sure on the political side who gets the credit. I wasn't behind the closed doors. It could be MDDI or someone else. But what I do know is that in both of my hunting areas, one in NE MN and one in central MN, we are currently having excellent hunting and seeing lots of deer!!
  15. yes, i too know of plenty of good bucks shot.