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  • Birthday 10/01/1969

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    Bret
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    Long Prairie, MN
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    Bow hunting and golf
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  1. MUSKY18

    Mechanical broadhead recommendations

    Little late to the answers, but I switched over to NAP KILLZONE and could not be happier. They are the cats meow. I like them better than the Rage I was shooting before. The pictures are from a doe I shot at 13 yards. Needless to say she didn't go more than 30 yards before she piled up.
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    Which Way To Go With New Bow?

    The whole reason behind getting a new bow is that my 17 year old son is now standing 6'3" and the little bear bow he has is too small for him. He likes to bow hunt, but with sports and school activities he doesn't get out a ton, so i am going to crank down the poundage on my Elite and he wants to shoot that. So Dad is in the market for a new bow. I can't say a bad word about the Elite, its been a great bow for me. I have always shot a double cam bow and was just looking for opinions about what other folks like. Not sure if a solo cam will be smoother with the draw or not. Soon as I have time, I want to get out and shoot some bows and see what I like.
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    Trail Cam Recommendations?

    I have been a Wild Game Innovations fan for most of my time using cams. I really really like the NANO version they put out. Compact, only take 4 AA batteries, great battery life and the pictures have been very good quality. That being said, last year I won a Moultrie Game Spy 2 at a company party and have been very impressed with it. Same as the Nano, takes only 4 batteries and pictures are very good as well. These two cameras are now my "go to" and I won't be needing to spend 100's on other cameras when these work great. The one camera that I am thinking about getting though is the WGI 360 degree camera. Supposed to be able to take pictures 360 degrees so you don't miss anything moving behind where a normal camera can't detect them.
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    Getting antsy

    yeah the last couple years have been rather tough for me, but all is good and I can't wait to get back into the stand. Are you still working the Deployed Soldier/Disabled Soldier hunt at Ripley? We stopped going as it was just too early in the season and weather was always so darn warm. Wish they would have held it right prior to the "big" hunts at the end of the month. Always a good time though. You'll hear more from me in the time to come and look forward to hearing all your reports of the big one!!!
  5. MUSKY18

    Wrist Slings

    As stated for the above reasons....I totally agree. I can tell you this much, I also hunt late into the season if I am not tagged out, and I loosen my sling more so my thick gloves will slide through it and I can grip my bow. I have always shot with one, so i can't speak to shooting without one. I get a piece of mind having it that I can relax my grip and now worry about the bow "jumping" out of my hand,
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    Getting antsy

    Antsy? That would be an understatement. I got out bow hunting 1 time last year due to the job I was working at the time. That job is history and am now working a job that will allow me to hunt as much as I used to. Last month has been pretty much a disaster.......the land that we hunt on, first when we went in to kill the areas for the food plot, the guy running the sprayer decided it would be a good idea to put Roundup on the clover plot I put in last year. It was thick and awesome and I could tell the deer were just hammering it. Mostly does and fawns, couple small bucks, but hey, when the does need a man, he usually shows up. Needless to say, I was a little upset when this happened. Almost lost it when the guy got done spraying the plot and then drove over to me and said "I killed that plot, we should plant a clover or chicory plot there". Just shook my head and walked away. Strike one......then about 2 weeks ago the owner of the property informed us that we would no longer be able to bow hunt on his land. Only muzzleloader, and that's only if they are completely tagged out by then. STRIKE TWO........so I just planted over 200 dollars worth of seed in food plots that I may never even get to hunt over. STRIKE THREE!!!! So now I am in scramble mode to try and find some private land to hunt or start getting out to scout public land in hopes to find a good spot. All i can do is make the best out of it and hopefully things work out the best. Either way.....I'm going to up a tree somewhere and totally loving the experience of sitting in the woods with mother nature, with a huge smile on my face!!!!
  7. Hey all...........thinking about pulling the trigger on a new bow for the upcoming season (I know a little late in the year, but it is what it is in my world). Right now I am shooting an Elite GT500 which is a double cam bow. Thinking about possibly going to a single cam instead of the double but not really sure if that is the route I want to take. Looking for opinions from folk who shoot either and what they like don't like about the bow. Not looking for any bow bashing, just what everyone likes and why. Thanks!
  8. With muzzle loader season kicking off this weekend and reports of the rut being very slow thus far, what are opinions on how much if any of the rut is left? This past weekend I saw two nice bucks dogging a doe out in a field. Went out and setup my ground blind and am still finding tons of new rubs in the woods. Not much for scrapes, but with the ground being frozen like it is, didn't expect much. I guessing there might still be a few does that have not come into heat or few that are in breeding mode now. I am setup in the woods between bedding and a large picked cornfield, hoping to catch them on their way to eat, but hoping that maybe there is still enough of the rut left to keep a few big boys on their feet and moving?????????
  9. Seems that I can't buy some rainfall. I'm not sure if there is some force field up around this area or what, but every storm seems to skirt us to the north or south. Went out to look at the fields tonight where we planted a small area of food plot and its a sad sight to say the least. Walked the field and it was like a dust cloud..........serious rain needed quick.
  10. MUSKY18

    Must Have Tools????

    I couldn't agree with you more. When my dad passed I got his old handwarmer when me and my brother were going through all his hunting stuff. It almost gets too hot at times, but runs forever and is something that I will never forget when going to sit on stands those cold days. I also have a power block for my phone. I actually bought one that will fully recharge my phone 4 times over before it is out of juice. When you are sitting all day playing Angry Birds, ya definitely need it!
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    Finding replacement low beam????

    I have a 2004 Sportsman 500 HO and the low beams blew out. Need to replace them but am having a terribly hard time finding anywhere to buy replacement bulbs, other than a dealer which want 25 bucks a light. I know the bulb is #81169, but havent found much on the internet so far. Anyone have some helpful places? Thanks in advance.
  12. MUSKY18

    What is a good firearm cleaning kit?

    I got rid of my kits and went to the Hoppe's Bore Snake. Run it through your barrel twice and its SPOTLESS! Very easy and very fast. Have one for all my rifles and will be getting one for the shotguns as well.
  13. MUSKY18

    Wisconsin Opener

    Do they have big deers over there?
  14. MUSKY18

    Ripley

    I believe that there are still some monsters in that place, just like everywhere else, just fewer of them. So just for that alone I'll be sitting up a tree and waiting!
  15. MUSKY18

    How many deer can one person take?

    Holy moly Rocky..........basically it seems that it is more important as to the area you are hunting (HC, Lottery or Bucks Only) as opposed to the license. From reading all through these responses, I believe I am okay with what my plan is. THE PLAN: Bow hunt in managed area (214), so I will hopefully harvest a doe for the freezer and use a management tag for that. That leaves me to hunt for a buck with my main bow tag OR using my firearms tag (Area 259, which is lottery) without breaking any rules and getting my hind end tied up in trouble. Personally, I think the DNR needs to do something to make things like this much more simple to understand and interpret for the hunters. Why not just go to Bucks Only and Lottery? In the areas that they want to have more does harvested, just give out more doe permits.
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