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  • Birthday 07/14/1971

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    Minnetonka, MN, USA
  1. Just an FYI for those looking to run Dewalt setups - you can pick up nice, brushless 995 Dewalt drill bodies for around $75 on the electronic bay if you don't want to commit your regular drill to auger duty all winter (since it sounds like the chucks are a pain to remove/reattach?). Just search for New DeWalt DCD995 20V Max XR Brushless - looks like people pull them out of kits and just sell them standalone.
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    Carlos Avery

    I shot this guy at Carlos Avery a bunch of years ago. It's the only deer I've ever seen there bowhunting, so I wouldn't really recommend it as a great place for numbers due to the pressure it gets. Since it's walk-in only you can get back a ways and get some space to yourself, though. Big Eight
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    Over Boot Ice Creepers/Traction

    Kahtoola micro ice! Simply the best, and not that expensive.
  4. I just picked up the Eberlestock X2, Badlands Treestand, and Tenzing 2220 to compare and contrast, and I went with the X2. To be honest it wasn't really close (though admittedly the Treestand is meant to be a different kind of pack). The X2 is very flexible, can carry tons of stuff, and the way it can be opened up to hold large/bulky items is ingenious! I plan on using it to carry my Heater Body Suit and other bulky clothes out to the stand along with all of my regular gear. Check it out - I think it's top-notch! http://www.eberlestock.com/X2%20Pack.htm
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    MN good bucks

    Might stay kinda quiet in here - it's hard to compete with those ridiculous deer in the first post! I'm heading down to SE MN next week in search of a big fat doe - I'll post a pic of her here if I get one.
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    15" NORTH DAKOTA PERCH -Fishing video

    Too bad about the crappy music. Love big perch!
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    Rubber/Muck boots for ice fishing

    I brought home Arctic Sport's and Cabela's Predator Extremes earlier this year to try out - kept the Predator Extremes. Bulkier for sure, but way warmer and your feet never get sweaty due to the fancy liner. Couldn't get past that with the Sport's - plus, I hated looking like Santa and they rubbed my calves raw if I didn't tuck in my pants.
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    Eskimo 949i insulated hub fish house

    PM me - I have a brand new one that I haven't used yet I picked up for $300 earlier this year. Set it up in my living room and it's great - just haven't had a chance to use it. I'd have no problem selling it and picking up another one next fall - more room in my closet. They really are nice... dan
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    Who loves their LX-6?

    6 - 7 - 9? They are all amazing! Once u go digital, you'll never go back to whirrrrrrrr......
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    Aerator Improvement

    I have a reverse osmosis system for my house which makes my drinking and brewing water fantastic! And as an added bonus, I can use it for minnow water that I know won't hurt them with chlorine. I change the water every few days with water from my RO system that I leave out in my garage with my minnows so it's the same temp, and I have minnows that last all season that way. The only thing I've had to worry about is them freezing, which has sadly been a problem this year.
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    Late Feb Ice Fishing Suggestions

    Sounds like fun!
  12. Do you guys mean the poles pop out of the hubs? Or the hubs don't stay "sprung" out?
  13. I think the pole issue you are referring to was with the first generation design from a couple of years ago - there were lots of issues with those. The new ones have this taken care of, and I think a google search will verify this for you. I just bought a 949i and it is awesome! Really nice and the price is right.
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    Flasher Lithium Batteries

    I don't think there is anything special about that Solar Sportsman battery - the battery management system they advertise is a separate box, and I doubt he is carrying that around. I'm guessing all of these new lithium gel-replacement batteries have protection circuits built into them to keep them from running down too low or overcharging since they can put the same protection on 18650 cells for just a couple of dollars extra. Lithium batteries are extremely dangerous without these safety measures in place.
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    Flasher Lithium Batteries

    That is a lot - I just picked up a Bioenno Power 12V, 9Ah Lithium Ion battery for around $125 (with charger).