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  1. Still need to punch out a deer tag, then its full ice season concentration for me. Middle December (16th) is my goal.
  2. Monster bucks. Congrats to the hunters, harvesting and outsmarting bucks of that nature is not an easy task.
  3. We as a hunting population need to agree to self-regulate or allow the DNR to impose even tighter antler and limit restrictions to bring back the “glory days”. However, how much of the decline in deer age been hunter pressure, and how much natural causes and overall human pressure? People by and large are spreading out more and more, which means an increase in deer to car collisions, changes in limits to appease the insurance companies, etc. I think the “big boys” are around still, just not everything is “big”. Increased projectile technologies (in both slug, rifle, arrow, and muzzleloader), better scent covering technology, better clothing technology so the average Joe can stand out there longer, and adjustments in DNR regulations have contributed to the increase in harvest. Saying you pass up smaller/younger bucks is noble and something I admire.
  4. Congrats to your son for his first Buck and you for showing him hunting! I also agree that a .243 should be plenty, but bullet weight/casing and placement will be key.
  5. That is a great idea, bagging the outer layers with leaves.
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    Road kill deer

    Good questions. Does anyone know the official process for claiming a roadkill, I would imagine calling a CO would be the place to start, advise them of the scene location, and ask for a tag?
  7. "Sunrise" 8:07, so probably get out there around 6:30 and get ready. Last season the moment it got to where shapes could be made out with the naked eye, all I could hear was shooting...pretty crazy.
  8. http://www.timeanddate.com/countdown/to?...Zones&csz=1 I figured 6am is safe for most to be "out there" and could maybe see a deer.
  9. Camo blaze jacket and bibs, camo blaze hat, blaze ski mask for those cold days, blaze mitts.
  10. Having run into a few PL police officers, it depends upon who you get. Asking for permission is entirely on the route you need to take to get to the lake.
  11. I'll take it please, live in Savage. I'll pm you my phone, let me know when I can pick it up. Thanks! -Josh
  12. I was out on Medicine Lake for early season ice 6" or so, very clear. We were using my hub style fish house, heard the crack coming and saw it come right thru the MIDDLE OF THE FLOOR. No water came up, but we all decided it was time to move after that. I've spent nights out on Ottertail in January when the ice is well over 2' thick, all you hear is boom boom boom, especially when the idiots are hauling across the lake at 40+mph...
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    Ground Blinds

    I "made" a ground blind this weekend, found a spot that was 1) along a deer trail with obvious signs of use (scrapes), 2) deep in the brush to hide me. I moved a few branches here and there to conceal my hands/gun on my lap and he ended up coming from the direction I was expecting, directly at me. Ended up shooting a 6 pointer about 10-15 feet away. Hardest part was not to give myself away as I blasted him with the lever action 30-30 (click of the safety off nearly sent him running)
  14. Good thing I picked up that plowing job, worst case is less ice fishing, more $$ in my pocket.
  15. If you are going to do it out in the open, be sure to know your target and what is beyond it. People sighting in weapons during hunting season in densely hunted areas scare me. (Not sure where you hunt, but if I sited in some places I would have a good chance of hitting a hunter)
  16. Oh. That is a great option then! Not quote the depth data, but does give you other important information.
  17. How does it compare to the Navionic's Lake map download for the droid?
  18. I didn't get out my truck as I only wanted to get out once, and there was no-where for me to park. I hope for his sake he was on atleast 10" of ice, probably not. I plan on hitting lower prior tomorrow on a smaller bay and will post up thickness thurs night.
  19. Here is a tip for setting up the QF3. Figure out which way the wind is blowing and put the corner farthest away from the door into that corner. This will give you two quick tie down points to hold the fish house in the relative position you want to put it in (outer ties), then run inside, stake down the 4 corners, and then go back outside and put in your other outside stakes. Setup should be less than 10 minutes including shoveling a snow spot, drilling holes, and putting everything inside. With the door away from the wind, helps keep the heat in, but still allows good ventilation through the side holes/top of the door zipper down. I still haven't figured out a way to keep the condensation off the roof after a few hours. Hopefully my "late season" wooden floor will help. No way I am hauling that out without my truck as it turns my portable into a semi-perm. Good luck and happy fishing. BTW, I use a big buddy heater, no issues keeping it comfortable on low-medium down to 0 degrees, just make sure to bank the fish house in.
  20. I also saw someone in a full size 1/2 ton chevy parked near to a perm (must of been a spear house in shallow water) just off the south (winter)access of lower prior lake.
  21. 12-20-10 Lower prior lake, upper end by Sandpoint. Roughly 4-5" of black stuff and another 4-5" of ice melt/snow "white stuff" Few inches of snow.
  22. I've heard of them. They are typically silver/blueish in color no spots like the "regular" northern's have. As far as I know, it is considered a mutation, not a special species. Apparently the record is 18lbs 14oz out of Disapointment Lake
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