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  
JohnD

Moose Shed Hunting?

Recommended Posts

I'm thinking about making a trip up to the boundary waters this spring to try to pick up a moose antler, can anyone give me some advice? I do a lot of shed hunting for whitetails, but I would love to find a moose shed.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think they shed pretty early in the winter as far as I know. Thing is, you might find a whitetail shed or two as well. GPS your vehicle in and start walking. The next day GPS again and try a new area and game trails. ?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I by no means am moose antler expert, having never done it. But i can share with you that during our 09' MN moose hunt we found 3 sheds. One was in mint condition, one was chewed a little and the other i don't have a pic of but i'm sure it was old. it was white, green and chewed on.

When we hunted we found two area's that seemed to have a lot of moose. I plan on going up in april or may to look for moose antlers. I will go and look for the other antler that we found that is in perfect condition. and then i'll look for others. I'm sure it will not be easy though, as moose obviously are not as prevelent as deer. So my expectations are low. my goal will be one.

Here are a few pics from this fall....

Picture4751.jpg

Picture4753.jpg

Picture4763.jpg

Picture4767.jpg

oh, and here is our bull we got on day 8 of our hunt...

Picture4845.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If anyone would like a driver/rider/extra set of eyes to go look, I am up for it.

Have wanted to search for a moose shed, just haven't taken the time to go.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Anyone know when the best time to go would be? I would like to go when the snow is gone, and before everything starts to green up, when is that usually in the great northland?

Also, I've never been to the Boundary Waters, if we just go in for the day and don't camp, do we still need a pass or anything, or can we just come and go for the day?

thanks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We go up to ontario in April looking for whitetail sheds and we have stumbled upon a few moose sheds. Very awesome bonus finds! We found a match set canoeing one time. A little older, but still in mint condition. Very nice size too.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Anyone know when the best time to go would be? I would like to go when the snow is gone, and before everything starts to green up, when is that usually in the great northland?

Also, I've never been to the Boundary Waters, if we just go in for the day and don't camp, do we still need a pass or anything, or can we just come and go for the day?

thanks

Some guys go looking right around Christmas through the spring, etc. Spring Green up doesn't usually occur until after the fishing opener. After that the green stuff starts becoming prolific.

If you enter the boundary waters for a day trip you do not need a reservation, but you will need to fill out a day-use permit. They are available at the entry sites and/or you can get them at regular permit issue stations.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

One more question, where do you suggest we stay for a trip into the boundary waters? We don't want to camp, as this is our first time up there, probably just grab a map, GPS, and our backpacks and go for a hike. We would prefer to stay in a hotel or something, not necessarily an expensive lodge or resort.

Any suggestions on where to stay, and where to enter the BWCAW? Somewhere around the Gunflint trail possibly.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

JohnD -

Not sure exactly where to tell you to go into the bwca. However, there are lots of places you can do a day trip in from.

Maybe an option that might suit you well.........here's what we did, we stayed either in a tent in the SNF or at the super 8 in grand marais. We did most of our hunting in the superior national forest. Most of the BWCA is surrounded by the SNF. Go onto google earth, find some creeks, ponds that are adjacent to logged areas and you will find some moose. There are great moose areas within 30 mins of grand marais and most of it is state or national forest. THere are logging area's everywhere.

Just another option for you.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

One more question, where do you suggest we stay for a trip into the boundary waters? We don't want to camp, as this is our first time up there, probably just grab a map, GPS, and our backpacks and go for a hike. We would prefer to stay in a hotel or something, not necessarily an expensive lodge or resort.

Any suggestions on where to stay, and where to enter the BWCAW? Somewhere around the Gunflint trail possibly.

Call Bob Baker at Gunflint Pines if you go up the trail. They have camping cabins - and are reasonable. You can cook your own food and use the bathroom/showers on site. Basically, bunk beds in a cabin - very simple. Many options to enter from their location.

Otherwise, a hotel? Aside from camping, places to stay are not usually inexpensive. IMO

Anyone finding any moose sheds?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hey Jumbo,

Great moose! I see on your vest you must be a member of Isanti County Chapter of MDHA. Are you going to the State Habitat Banquet in Mpls. this weekend? Where did you get your vest and can I get one?

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

    • Do I need to answer to you? Absolutely not, especially when you are going to try to put together some physics logic behind why treadmills are good, completely neglecting to describe how muscles function with a protagonist and antagonist relationship.  Meaning when your quads are suppose to relax and your hamstrings are suppose to engage and vice versa.  When that doesn't happen over and over again due to the belt doing the hamstrings work, then you are developing an inefficient movement pattern (compensation) and you can expect pain, arthritis, injury, replacement, etc. (Familiar, I know the arthritis bit is) You are training yourself not to work like you were created to work.  Although for you Del, I completely understand if you think you are smarter then how we as a species got to be who we are today.  Or at least you can find something to copy and paste from somebody else whom feels the way you do, who also got dooped into buying a treadmill or pays a monthly fee to walk on a treadmill.  If you want to start judging me, I can judge you Del and this can be very fun for me but then all the snowflakes on here would melt because I brought some heat.  Your old timer buddies would come and save you, delete half my postings that expose you know absolutely nothing about this topic, you all can cry about how I am so mean and hate filled, and then not troll me for a few months until you are updated with one of my postings and then crawl right back into an argument where I make you look stupid all over.  Up to you buddy.   Dave, I got 32 seconds into that video, couldnt stand the guy and stopped it.
    • I'm no expert on this stuff but I'm guessing this is what Dr. Juice is alluding to in his own condescending way.....    
    • I am still waiting for something exciting on the Wild front...nothing yet that is for sure...just hoping the same old guys have some gas left in the tank at the end of the year and the "young kids" have finally graduated and can bring it to another level...it's all about the playoffs...getting in is easy...actually making any sort of run is the is where the rubber meets the road. Cullen making a "family" decision vs a "hockey" decision was lucky for Chuck that is for sure and Cullen is not going to bring us to another level...but will be an OK role player and 3rd or 4th liner..probably will fill the jersey of a young guy we have unfortunately..but it is what it is.
    • Which questions?  The one about your education?   Must have been a long time ago since I don't recall it.  I do remember you being a big big huge fan of Chiropractic.   Perhaps you could refresh my memory, it shouldn't take long to post your CV   And I guess you must have missed physics class as well, since in physics calculations of forces are the same no matter the frame of reference, yet you continue to suggest there is a difference between a frame referenced to a person's center of mass, and one referenced to the earth.   I did see this article from a newspaper.... The author must have at least as much qualification as you do http://healthyliving.azcentral.com/muscles-worked-out-using-treadmill-7727.html What Muscles Are Worked Out When Using a Treadmill? The treadmill is a versatile exercise machine that lets users walk, jog and run on flat or uphill surfaces. In addition to providing an effective cardiovascular workout, treadmills also help strengthen the muscles of the legs and butt. Depending on the incline, you can work the front or the rear of your legs more intensely; however, every treadmill workout strengthens both.   The Quadriceps People who walk and jog on the treadmill with regularity gain endurance and strength in the quadriceps muscles. The quadriceps are named for the four large muscles on the front of the thighs; they are the rectus femoris, vastus lateralis, vastus medialis and vastus intermedius. These muscles help the body jump and squat in addition to walking and running. As a result, treadmill exercise applies to more than just working out; it also improves the ease with which you go about activities of daily living. The Hamstrings Like the quadriceps, "hamstrings" is also a collective name for a muscle group. The hamstrings, comprising the biceps femoris, the semitendinosus and the semimembranosus, lie between the buttocks and the back of the knee on the rear thigh. The muscles of the hamstrings are used for power walking and running in addition to squatting and jumping, and -- in general -- the more you exercise on the treadmill, the greater your hamstrings' endurance gains will become. However, according to the University of Wisconsin, roughly a quarter of collegiate athletes who sprint injure their hamstrings. As a result, warm up on the treadmill slowly, and increase running speeds gradually. The Calves The calf muscles of the rear lower leg, comprising the gastrocnemius and the soleus, also work hard during treadmill exercise. According to a study from the Laboratory of Medical Physics in The Netherlands, most of the work performed by the calf muscles occurs as you push off from your toes while walking, running and jumping. You can increase the workload on your calves -- and your hamstrings -- by increasing the incline on the treadmill. The Glutes The glutes make up the muscles of the rear end and, like the leg muscles, help you walk, jump and run. "Fitness" magazine reports that people who set their treadmills to a steep incline increase the workload on their glutes significantly, which increases strength, improves endurance and burns fat and calories. Although the treadmill helps you gain leg strength, the machine is primarily known for its cardiovascular health benefits. As a result, if you exercise regularly on a treadmill you can expect health gains on the inside of your body as well as the outside.    
    • Talk about humor, the original post was from April 2013.    I'm sure the OP has already bought his treadmill, used it as a clothes hanger and re-sold it on C-r-a-i-g-s-l-i-s-t. 
    • Deer numbers on PUBLIC land in NW WI are very low.  Private land seems to be the opposite.  I hunt a number of public areas in Polk County for the last ~10 years or so.   You have to work pretty hard to shoot a deer there.  MFL land is also heavily hunted, but there are lots of opportunities.   Once you learn an area you might do alright, but it is tough if you are new to the region.   Don't expect to get permission to hunt on any farms, in my experience they are all tied up for friends/family.
    • Thanks for the humor. 
    • Thanks for the humor.
    • boys........boys.......................boys.................do you to need a time out? a group hug??????????
    • I'll just laugh when you fall because you have a terribly inefficient movement pattern created by a treadmill.  I don't need any sort of medical background to know that you move on the ground (earth) as you pull yourself forward and push yourself away while on a tread mill your just moving without purpose.  Your body will learn from repetition and when you increase the intensity, your body will develop those patterns faster.   Thank you for the attempted digs, I have addressed every one of those questions in the past numerous times.  Its not my fault you cant remember Dick      
  • Our Sponsors