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  
hanson

75 Years of the Duck Stamp

Recommended Posts

Just caught this article in the Sunday Tribune. For those living around the Twin Cities, this is the first time the Federal Duck Stamp contest has come to the Cities and has a weeklong list of events associated with it. From meeting the artists to seeing all the original artwork entered in this years contest, sounds like there is a lot to do.

A Week of Celebrating The Stamp Program Awaits

A weeklong series of events is tied to the first Federal Duck Stamp contest ever held in Minnesota. All the events, unless otherwise noted, are at the Bloomington Art Center, and many are free.

You can view the 270 original pieces of art competing for the 2009 contest all week. Hours are 1-10 p.m. today, 9 a.m-10 p.m. Monday-Friday and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. Round 1 of judging is 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday. Round 2 is 10 a.m. Saturday. Contest winners will be announced about 1 p.m. Saturday.

Another highlight is the meet-the-artists night from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday. There will be food and more than 30 of the nation's best wildlife artists, and all of this year's stamp entries. The cost is $35; call 763-253-0222 for tickets.

Other events:

Today

1-4 p.m.: Family walk for wetlands, Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge.

10 a.m.-4 p.m.: Stamp show, Century College, Maplewood.

Tuesday

10-2:30 p.m.: Kids in Nature Day, Minnesota Valley NWR and Bloomington Art Center, reservations required.

10-11 a.m.: Wildlife photography program.

4-5:30 p.m.: Beginning bird-watching class, Minnesota Valley NWR.

Wednesday

9-11 a.m.: Padelford boat birding trip, Mississippi River, $25, reservations required.

6-9 p.m.: Meet-the-artists night.

Thursday

9 a.m.-5 p.m.: Prairie wildlife photo contest.

11-3 p.m.: Youth and family hunting expo, Minnesota Horse & Hunt Club, Prior Lake.

6 p.m.: Judges' reception, Minnesota Valley NWR.

6-9 p.m.: Waterfowl hunters party, $35.

Friday

9 a.m.-10 p.m.: Vintage Minnesota waterfowl decoy display.

9-10 a.m.: Joe Hautman poster signing.

9 a.m.-3 p.m.: Stamp cachet sales/cancellation.

5:30-10 p.m.: Duck Stamp Gala, Holiday Inn Select, Bloomington, $195.

Saturday

9 a.m.-10 p.m.: Vintage Minnesota waterfowl decoy display.

9-10 a.m.: Joe Hautman poster signing (posters $10).

8:45-9:30 a.m.: History of wildlife art.

9 a.m.-1 p.m.: Stamp cachet sales/cancellation.

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

    • Hey guys, it's me PGF. Been a long time since I've posted and couldn't get logged on as old PGF so I'm busted down to newbie. Anyhoo, I saved this spear from the scrap yard and was wondering if you guys had any idea where it might have been made? It has MK or MN i think stamped near the business end. It's hard to tell for sure what letters they are. Any ideas are appreciated! Thanks
    • Maybe Fisherman's Corner in Duluth?
    • I believe superior shooter supply carries what you need, try giving them a call, but on a search myself they do not seem to carry black powder but they may be able to point you in the right direction ?
    • Been there done that . I have 2 CGI s and 1 Wright Mcgill Tony Roach ( Eagle Claw) . When I set them up outside the wind would spool the line off and of course get snagged in the nut holding the spool in place. I made a brass rod about 3 in with a loop on the end and fastened to the reel. I run the line through the loop. It helps quite a bit. The drag is another matter.
    • third season coming up for my #8's.  Once in a great while I might wrap on the button but very rare. My pointer finger keeps the line in place. Free spool??  I aint got time for that, LOL. 
    • Taking tomorrow off...  We will see what happens as this front pushes in.  Hopefully it gets something on its feet.
    • Just wondering what people use for portable chairs. Bucket, fold up, tripod, etc. Been looking at some nice fold up chairs with a padded swivel seat. But they are 11 pounds each. I want to stay as light as possible. I also have a tripod chair but don't really like a post riding up my crotch. 
    • I like my Eagle Claw. My only gripe is that because there is no hole for the line to go through it will come over the OD of the main spool and get wrapped around the release button. Then I end up having to loosen the button until it comes off. The line will then be free and then have to put the button back on and re-tighten it. I like the composit material because it is not cold to the touch when using bare hands. I also use my finger as a drag to control the free spooling. Sometimes it will spin too fast let out too much line.
    • that's part of the reason I didn't jump on this one cause I thought you yanking a chain or two...
    • There's a few good videos on the tube for ideas.        
  • Our Sponsors