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On 10/26/2016 at 6:01 PM, monstermoose78 said:
I will not be going to Ripley due to the fact I am fighting lymes disease and the dr told me to take it easy
Sorry to to hear that Nick. I know you always look forward to Ripley.
Yep, 34 deer, 2/3 being bucks. 813 hunters on day 1; 724 on day 2. Camp says they're happy with the outcome.
I'm reading a lot of "What works best for me/ in my opinion" comments - which is fine, everyone has a preference, but this situation really just boils down to supply vs. demand.
Theoretically when fawns hit the ground it's a 50/50 ratio of bucks/does. Once the bucks start sporting headgear the ratio gets skewed heavily in favor of the does. Overall, our MN hunting crowd will drop any buck if it's standing with a doe. It's just engrained in our psyche a buck is the more prestigious target. Has been for years.
So logically if you want to reduce supply, you target the actual supply, which is typically does in MN.
It's really not any more complicated than that, is it?
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I thought that nice weather on Sat. would have really had them going shallow. Bassfshin, what was the water temp and the hot baits?