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    just bought

    surplus military cots work wonders if tent is big enough
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    Coupler question

    There is a nut on all couplers to hold them together, that is the adjustment as well
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    Best starting battery around $150

    Interstate
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    ATV / Truck Ramps

    I have 2 single wheel 90" ramps, they fold in half, that way i can use them for loading anything, they work awesome for atv, mower, bike, or whatever.
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    Adventure Ideas Wanted (8hrs from MPLS)

    Murray, cottonwood, nobles, pipestone counties in the southwest part of MN are excellent areas to fish as well. and its only bout a 3 hour drive from the metro. Slayton is a good center to start from, as there are bout 8 lakes within a 40 mile radius that are good walleye lakes.
  6. +1 I know the feeling Eric.
  7. Quote:Gander Mountain is opening a firearms “super center” in Rogers, Minn., according to an announcement by the company Friday morning. The store will be the first of its kind for the state. It’s slated to open in late April near Interstate 94 and Highway 101. The store will focus specifically on firearms, accessories, ammunition and security. Gander Mountain is a Minnesota-based company and its headquarters are in St. Paul. The Rogers store will be Gander Mountain’s 12th location in Minnesota. http://kstp.com/article/stories/S2988034.shtml?cat=1
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    Shotgun Suggestions

    Mossberg 500 12 gauge pump I have had forever, most durable gun I have found.
  9. I will be going on Friday, 1st time, hopefully make it through it.
  10. UPDATE!!!!!! Minn. Senate Panel Passes Wolf Hunt Moratorium 7-6 Opponents of wolf hunting won a victory Thursday as a Minnesota Senate panel voted 7-6 for a five-year moratorium on future wolf seasons. An overflow crowd made up mostly of wolf hunting opponents heard several people argue before the Senate Environment and Energy Committee that the state acted too hastily when it decided to resume sport hunting and trapping after the region's wolves came off the endangered list early last year. Hunters and trappers then killed 413 wolves during the state's first wolf season, which ended in January. Supporters of the hunt testified the state's wolf population has recovered enough to allow for properly managed hunting and trapping, and they said years of study and legal battles preceded the hunt. The bill now goes to a Senate environment budget committee, where its prospects are uncertain. No hearing has been scheduled for a similar bill in the House. "We've got a lot of work to do," Howard Goldman, the state director of the Humane Society of the United States, acknowledged after the vote. A Department of Natural Resources study in 2007 estimated the state's winter wolf population at about 3,000, and the DNR says monitoring since then shows the population is stable. Another comprehensive survey is now under way. Sen. Chris Eaton, DFL-Brooklyn Center, chief sponsor of the moratorium bill, said Minnesota should have stuck with a provision in the state's original wolf management plan that called for a five-year wait on a resumption of hunting and trapping. She said lawmakers circumvented that plan when they voted in 2011 to authorize the hunt. Former Sen. John Hottinger, now representing the Sierra Club, said the provision was "slipped into a bill that had to pass" during a special session to end the state government shutdown in 2011. He said Eaton's bill would correct "one of the more blatant abuses of our legislative process in recent memory." But Sen. Michelle Benson, R-Ham Lake, disputed that. She said the same language was in a version of the budget bill that Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed, and that it was amply vetted during the 2011 session. "There were lots of hearings and lots of opportunities for input," Benson said. Wayne Johnson, treasurer of the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association, testified that years of litigation to block the federal government from taking the region's wolves off the endangered list accomplished the same purposes as the five-year wait in the state's 2001 management plan. That plan anticipated "delisting" by around 2003, according to the DNR. "In other words, time served," Johnson said. But much of the testimony focused on whether the state should allow hunting and trapping of wolves at all, except possibly to protect livestock and public safety. "There's only one reason for a wolf hunt. And that's sport, trophy recreational killing. No more, no less," Goldman testified. The bill is largely the work of a group called Howling for Wolves. Its founder, Dr. Maureen Hackett, testified it was misguided for the state to resume hunting and trapping so soon after wolves came off the endangered list. "The vast majority of Minnesotans value the wolf as an asset to protect for future generations," Hackett said. http://kstp.com/article/stories/S2963617.shtml?cat=1
  11. SF 666 Reinstating a 5 year moratorium on wolf hunting Scheduled to be heard on Thursday, March 14 12 Noon Room 107 Capitol Committee on Environment and Energy Chair: Sen. John Marty 1.1A bill for an act 1.2relating to natural resources; reinstating the five-year moratorium on wolf 1.3hunting;amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 97B.645, subdivision 9. 1.4BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 1.5 Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 97B.645, subdivision 9, is amended to read: 1.6 Subd. 9. Open season; moratorium. Beginning June 30, 2013, there shall be 1.7 no open season for wolves 1.8 for a five-year period. After that time, the commissioner may 1.9prescribe open seasons and restrictions for taking wolves but only if population 1.10 management is deemed necessary and other means for controlling the wolf population are 1.11 explored. The commissioner must provide opportunity for public comment. Bill: https://www.revisor.mn.gov/bills/text.ph...;version=latest
  12. UPDATED... An influential group of Minnesota senators is backing a five-year moratorium on sport hunting and trapping of wolves in Minnesota. The chief sponsor is Majority Whip Chris Eaton, D-Brooklyn Center. The co-sponsors include Minority Leader David Hann, R-Eden Prairie, Senate President Sandra Pappas, D-St. Paul, and Sens. David Senjem, R-Rochester, and Terri Bonoff, D-Minnetonka, according to a news release Thursday from Howling for Wolves. Minnesota wolves were taken off the endangered list last year, and hunting and trapping resumed last fall. Maureen Hackett, founder of Howling for Wolves, said they're trying to restore a five-year moratorium that used to be in state law for when wolves came off the list. Lawmakers lifted the moratorium when they authorized the hunt last year, citing years of delays caused by court battles over lifting the federal protections. Hunters and trappers killed 413 wolves during the recently ended season. Hackett points out that state figures show farmers and property owners legally killed another 298 for predator control last year. The figures don't include poaching, road kills or deaths from disease. No hearing date has been scheduled, and no companion bill has been introduced in the House. The Department of Natural Resources says Minnesota's wolf population is stable at around 3,000 and can withstand the hunting, trapping and predator control that the state allows under its wolf management plan. http://kstp.com/news/stories/S2939174.shtml?cat=1
  13. Quote:A high-profile group of Minnesota senators is backing a five-year moratorium on sport hunting and trapping of wolves in Minnesota. The chief sponsor is Majority Whip Chris Eaton, D-Brooklyn Center. The cosponsors include Minority Leader David Hann, R-Eden Prairie, and Senate President Sandra Pappas, D-St. Paul. Minnesota wolves were taken off the endangered list last year, and hunting and trapping resumed last fall. Maureen Hackett, founder of Howling for Wolves, says they're trying to restore a five-year moratorium that used to be in state law for when wolves came off the list. Lawmakers canceled it when they authorized the hunt last year, citing years of delays caused by court battles over lifting the federal protections. No hearing has been scheduled, and no companion bill has been introduced in the House. http://kstp.com/news/stories/S2939174.shtml?cat=1 Looks like the outta state activist pressure is getting to them.
  14. Border Waters Minnesota–Iowa - Feb. 20, 2013 Minnesota–Wisconsin - March 1, 2013 Minnesota–North and South Dakota - March 5, 2013 Minnesota–Canada - March 31, 2013 Inland Waters Dates of removal are determined by an eastwest line formed by U.S. Hwy. 10, east along Hwy. 34 to Minnesota Hwy. 200, east along Hwy. 200 to U.S. Hwy. 2, and east along Hwy. 2 to the Minnesota-Wisconsin border. South of line - March 4, 2013 North of line - March 18, 2013