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.

  • Announcements

    • Rick

      Members Only Fluid Forum View   08/08/2017

      Fluid forum view allows members only to get right to the meat of this community; the topics. You can toggle between your preferred forum view just below to the left on the main forum entrance. You will see three icons. Try them out and see what you prefer.   Fluid view allows you, if you are a signed up member, to see the newest topic posts in either all forums (select none or all) or in just your favorite forums (select the ones you want to see when you come to Fishing Minnesota). It keeps and in real time with respect to Topic posts and lets YOU SELECT YOUR FAVORITE FORUMS. It can make things fun and easy. This is especially true for less experienced visitors raised on social media. If you, as a members want more specific topics, you can even select a single forum to view. Let us take a look at fluid view in action. We will then break it down and explain how it works in more detail.   The video shows the topic list and the forum filter box. As you can see, it is easy to change the topic list by changing the selected forums. This view replaces the traditional list of categories and forums.   Of course, members only can change the view to better suit your way of browsing.   You will notice a “grid” option. We have moved the grid forum theme setting into the main forum settings. This makes it an option for members only to choose. This screenshot also shows the removal of the forum breadcrumb in fluid view mode. Fluid view remembers your last forum selection so you don’t lose your place when you go back to the listing. The benefit of this feature is easy to see. It removes a potential barrier of entry for members only. It puts the spotlight on topics themselves, and not the hierarchical forum structure. You as a member will enjoy viewing many forums at once and switching between them without leaving the page. We hope that fluid view, the new functionality is an asset that you enjoy .
Sign in to follow this  
Cooter

LOTS of Big Buck Pics Here

Recommended Posts

New pic of a brute at the bottom of this post!

Got permission to put this link up from the local big buck bragging board. Be sure to check back after gun season! On the second page there is a 22 point that scores over 200". I have more pics of it and will post them as soon as the story breaks - that one was shot just south of town here last Sat.

http://weau.mycapture.com/mycapture/photos/Album.aspx?EventID=836268&CategoryID=53699&

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That's why so many practice go/grow. It's a process for a buck to get old enough to sport good headgear. In general in MN with subdivided old dairy farms where you don't have enough land to where you feel safe that buck will make it to next year "Kapow". Speaking of big buck pics. any reports of the Hillview management area from 09' ? Good luck with the nocturnal muzzleloader season this upcoming weekend. I'm going on a major cornfield still hunt as our corn in my area is 0% harvested. Moldy, wet irrigated stuff, yuck.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There are just as many big bicks coming out of MN. Was at the taxidermist during the season and there were dozens of 140 inch or larger deer. Thats just one taxidermist! MN got great bucks and great hunting in my opinion.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There are just as many big bicks coming out of MN. Was at the taxidermist during the season and there were dozens of 140 inch or larger deer. Thats just one taxidermist! MN got great bucks and great hunting in my opinion.

I don't think anyone would disagree about Minnesota producing great bucks, but we are not even close to Wisconsin in any way. Just a guess but the taxi's in WI are probably 3 times as busy as their MN counterparts.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Originally Posted By: jlm
There are just as many big bicks coming out of MN. Was at the taxidermist during the season and there were dozens of 140 inch or larger deer. Thats just one taxidermist! MN got great bucks and great hunting in my opinion.

I don't think anyone would disagree about Minnesota producing great bucks, but we are not even close to Wisconsin in any way. Just a guess but the taxi's in WI are probably 3 times as busy as their MN counterparts.

+1. "Dozens of 140 inch plus deer at a taxidermist" is not that high considering how few taxidermists there are in the state compared to the amount of land and hunters. MN has the potential to kick out several 140" deer per square mile per year over a great portion of the state, but the way the deer are managed in this state makes that a dream more than a reality (even though there are many areas that are producing good bucks regularly).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Depends on where you are. Plenty of busy taxidermists in my area. DNR is doing a nice job in my area, but probably need to take another look at the rest of the state if even half of what some of you on here are saying is true.

That site is from Eau Claire, the heart of whitetail country in Wis.

Check out some of the bucks getting shot in Houston and Fillmore and you will see similar results.

My brother lives in Wisconsin and is hunting down near Ripon. He has hunter there the last couple of years. He has seen jack squat. His party has about 12 people in it, you know what they have seen? Jack squat. It is not just Minnesota people.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

awesome pic and that tine length is unreal...as far as bucks in MN they are out there, there is no way anyone can say a whole start or good portion is go and grow....I would expect we will see more and more monsters in MN during muzzelloader season with the cooler temps and more crops off

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Here's one I scammed off the web, not much for details/rumors but west WI last day of gun - I think more info will show with the size of this one:

WWIB.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Cooter, That sure loks like the same genes as the one you posted from bow season. Are they from the same area? Good genes right there.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Very nice deer. I was just curious because of the tines. They are great deer wherevever their from.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

Sign in to follow this  



  • Posts

    • Uhhhhh... I for one am at a complete loss for words.
    • Here is a project for you when fishing gets slow.  
    • I've never been to Boone's but I would think that Ahlman's Gun Shop down by Waterville might be similar and another possible resource.
    • Was able to get out these last couple weeks a couple times to enjoy the waterfowl before most of them left for good. Surprisingly was able to find a couple sea ducks on back to back weekends. The harlequin was a first for me in MN and the Long Tail was the second of my life.  Young long tail days before this lake froze over. Hen Harlequin below the St. Cloud darn couple weeks ago. American blackduck - may have some slight mallard mixed in with it as I noticed some green on its head from certain angles. widgeon picture I liked the colors with. This was taken early November.  
    • Hey, I just started mine and did about 5 circles around the yard just to smell some exhaust!
    • Wow. That's like a dictionary.
    • I downloaded and printed the manual. Worth it. It does so many things it would take years to fumble through to find shortcuts and fine tune without it. 
    • Well, the package arrived yesterday and I got it put together last night. Overall impression compared to the lowrance is that this is by far a better unit.   Starting with the bag. The zippers and fabric are more heave duty and look to be able to stand up to much more use without problems.   The plastic holder- probably a wash between the two units but the HB has done some nice things with cord management that give it the nod. Also feels a bit more durable.   Now to the graph- I live the display. It looks more sharp and more professionally designed than lowrance and to be honest I like the look better that the marcum lx units as well. Just personal preference. The adjustments are more intuitive and overall after being a lowrance guy for a long time I can't find a single thing that lowrance did better.
    • Dude, it's ok shes not on here.  Save that for Facebook! 
  • Our Sponsors