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  
Boar

Am I reading this right? cross bows are now legal for bear

Recommended Posts

Just read in the latest outdoor news that crossbows are now legal for bear an ya have to buy a license for bear prior to baiting instead of baiting then decide if you want to hunt. Has any one read this yet an am I reading it right? If so I guesse I have to buy a new toy an would be very excited to bag a bruin with a crossbow, certainly would be my new weapon of choice. Boar

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So does this mean that if an outfitter hasn't been drawn for a tag themselves they can not bait, and they will have to put their clients names on the bait sites??? If so that should cut down on the number of baits to compete against on state land!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So does this mean that if an outfitter hasn't been drawn for a tag themselves they can not bait, and they will have to put their clients names on the bait sites??? If so that should cut down on the number of baits to compete against on state land!

They can still bait for clients. The same scenario plays out for non-guided hunts. Say you live in Rochester and your buddy is baiting for you in Grand Rapids. That's still legal, he just needs to have your information (name, MDNR number) when tending the bait sites.

I hope that clears it up.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I thought crossbows always were legal. I thought you could always use them in place of a gun, just not during the bow season.

The legislature enacted that last year but it was for deer only. This year they extended it to turkeys and bears.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Minnesota law requires a hunter to have a disability permit issued by the state, signed by a doctor to allow the use of a crossbow.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Minnesota law requires a hunter to have a disability permit issued by the state, signed by a doctor to allow the use of a crossbow.

That only applies for use during the regular archery season. During the 2007 legislative session, they legalized crossbows during the firearm season for everyone (basically adds it as a legal weapon for firearm hunting). This year, they legalized crossbows for bear and turkeys during A-H if you have a firearm license. In other words, you can't use a crossbow if you buy one of the bow turkey permits over the counter but you can use one if you drew the permit and could legally use a gun.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  



  • Posts

    • Maybe I should try something similar. I am hunting alone, but could probably get my neighbor to help. Thanks for the suggestion. Rockin Randy
    • I called Direct yesterday and they offered me a fair price but it was only for 12 months and 12 months at regular price. That was with a 2 year contract. Dish is no contract and 24 months at one price. I asked the lady at Direct if they thought it was better to loose a customer of 35 years or match the competition.. She had no reasonable reply. So,, Hello Dish Network.. And I was on the phone 20 mins. 
    • I am ready except it looks like it’s going to be warm and buggy.
    • My buddy does the same always revs the four wheeler up before he leaves. On his sits he would have someone else drive him in bait while he gets in the stand they rev the four wheeler and take off. Dinner bell come and get it
    • No clue yet somewhere with a cheap motel and some public land
    • Who's ready for the season? Cant wait!
    • After a while we only started hunting evening because we never had any come in the AM. We also started making a bit of noise when baiting (rattling cans) when we had two Bears working. They started coming in right after we baited so the bait, after noon and stay behind hunter seemed to work pretty well.
    • sorta helps, I'll find it...  thanks... me and google just got it.....     have to go see!!
    • Hall of Fame? You must be joking...... Every player starts out like that. No one starts out with a 23 m dollar contract. He still averaged about 15 million per year for his career, that average probably goes up if he plays past 2018. I think he will be ok.
    • Joe was also the 74th highest paid player the year he won the MVP. You may say he is over paid now but he was underpaid 1st half of his career. @Bobby Bass   I don't think Joe is a future Hall of Famer, not even close to borderline but a great player none the less. I think if the Twins would have made a deeper playoff runs back when Morneau was healthy and Santana was Cy-young would have helped. But Joes playoff numbers are terrible. I could maybe see HOF if he would have stayed at catcher his entire career though..... But he will more than likely end up winning a gold glove at 2 positions, and with one being catcher that is pretty elite.
  • Our Sponsors