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  1. I bought a new 5 hp 4 stroke so this doesn't get used anymore, $95, comes with original tank, according to the s/n on the motor it is a 1959 model, I've had it about 15 yrs, originally was white, painted olive drab to match my duck boat.
  2. I have a 5 year old English Cocker, very sweet lovable family dog and a great upland bird hunter. He has a very soft mouth (can retrieve a water balloon intact) and works very close. I haven't duck hunted much in recent years but he loves the water and was doing water retrieves since he was a pup. I wanted a med/smaller size dog, mine is about 35lbs (male). No regrets...
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    Garbage on the ice

    I save my minnow bags and put them in my ice house for hauling out trash, or fish. They take up less room than a bucket.
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    Largest size lumber fit down 8" hole?

    I saw a guy get stuck a few years back on LOTW, be busted his front wheel through over a large crack in about 24" of ice. The resort owners came out and drilled a couple holes at about a 30 degree angle, then put what looked like 6"x6" posts down the holes, then they used come-alongs to ease him out. Worked pretty good, drilling holes at an angle was the trick.
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    Otter hyfax vs no hyfax

    I have a Wild2 as well, I put hyfax on it and pulled out the bench seat, the seat weighed as much as the icehouse by itself. I picked up a couple newer swivel seats which are way more comfortable as well as a lot lighter, and I only bring one if I am going solo. Makes it a lot easier to drag, or lift into the truck.
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    Cell site tech, been in the industry for about 15 yrs. I get out once or twice a week and on weekends.
  7. I try to get up there during the hot times, early & late ice, with a few mid winter trips thrown in, action is pretty good right now.
  8. Heading up to LOTW on Dec 20, coming back on 22nd if you're interested. I have a wheeler and all my own gear. I'll be staying near Wheeler's Pt. I've been going up there for about 10yrs now, so I know my way around.
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    09 550 griz vs 450 griz

    I have an 05' Kodiak 450 (same as Grizzly). I am very happy with it, with diff-lock and hi-low range it can do anything. I put chains on it in the winter and can drag my heavy icehouse all over the lake. I've had a plow for a couple years and it handles that just fine as well summer & winter. The long part of my driveway is gravel, and I use the blade during the summer to grade/fill potholes. Very reliable, good all around machine, my only regret is not getting it in camo.
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    Portable Ice house material patching

    A hot glue gun and a couple pieces of canvas is a good cheap fix.
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    Plow for 2008 yamaha grizzly 700

    I have a Kodiak 450, bought a plow from the Yamaha dealer a couple years ago, have a Warn 2500lb winch. I've really beat the snot out of it and it has held up well (no issues). If you plan on plowing on the ice you will need chains for sure too.
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    lets see your dogs

    My English Cocker "Reggie".
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    game farms

    Pheasant Ridge in Ogilve/Mora area, been going there for a few years. Don't need a membership, but those are reasonable if you do decide to go with one. Great people, good variety of cover. I trained my pup there last year, he is doing great on wild birds this year.
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    Should I buy an otter ice shelter

    I picked up an Otter Wild-2 model a couple years ago because of the reasonable price. The sled part is real heavy duty and easy to pull. The bench seat is pretty heavy and not that comfortable. I like the lightweight square aluminum framework-except the support pole connections are made to fit round tubing-difficult to put on/take off. The canvas is a little thinner than the regular Otter models as well. I would recommend this for occasional outings, but if you go out a lot, I would stick with the standard models, little more money-but will hold up longer.
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    My New ATV

    Your machine looks a lot like my black 05' Kodiak 450. So far mine has been bulletproof. Congrats, I'm sure you'll like it.