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Bogsucker

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  1. I see you are also from Rochester. I suspect you've been to Lamont's. When Rick first put the hunting forums on the site I also posted some traditional topics but didn't get much response. I've been shooting traditional on and off for about 20 years. Been collecting a bit too recently. A co-worker found an old painted up recurve in a garbage can last summer so I gave him 20 bucks for it, I removed the paint and I'm looking at a 1960 Bear Polar. Not the greatest shape so I cleaned it up, put on a coat of poly and hunted a bit with it this fall. I'll second mncarphntr on the Chekmate hunter II. I'll be out in the morning with mine trying to fill my so far unused tags!
  2. I think alot of people forget that not all that long ago IF you got to shoot any deer in MN you were considered lucky. In 1971 there were so few deer that there was no deer season. In the 70's success rate was 19%, less than one of five hunters shot a deer. Now it's more than doubled. Thanks to the MN DNR and their consideration of the future we now have a very huntable population of deer and way more big bucks than when I started hunting in the 70's. These are the good old days. Sure I'd like to shoot a big buck some day but I'd like to earn it, not expect it. Here's a link to an interesting article written 10 years ago. Mn DNR
  3. From the National Forest HSOforum Hunters Cautioned on the Use of Hunting Stands The Minnesota National Forests welcome forest visitors to hunt under State, federal, and tribal hunting regulations. Hunters may use portable hunting stands that do not damage live trees and that are removed at the end of the hunt. Portable stands are defined as those that are chained, belted, clamped, or tied with rope and do no permanent damage. Portable stands must be removed within a week after the general big game hunting season. Hunters are cautioned to not erect permanent stands or blinds on national forest lands. Unlawful activity associated with permanent stands and blinds includes, but is not limited to: cutting and damage of trees and timber, construction of roads and trails, and storage or abandonment of personal property, trash, and litter. Frequently, persons or parties engaged in the placement and use of permanent stands also attempt to reserve large areas of public lands for their exclusive use through acts of implied ownership or intimidation. No special use permits for permanent stands or blinds are issued on the Chippewa or Superior National Forests. From the State Forest HSOforum Temporary tree stands are allowed in state forests, including portable and constructed stands, but marketable trees greater than 4 inches in diameter at 4 feet off the ground cannot be cut to construct an elevated hunting scaffold. However, shrubs, lateral tree branches and saplings smaller than 4 inches in diameter at 4 feet off the ground may be removed. Construction of permanent shelters is prohibited in state forests. This applies to permanent enclosed deer stands, and structures associated with their use, such as toilets and camp shelters. Deer stands on state forest lands are considered available for public use and must remain accessible to all. Note the word "Temporary"
  4. Hoggs, A friend of mine also drew a tag for zone 21 this year. The MN DNR HSOforum has some good info on previous hunt stats and maps of moose harvest. There is also a map of the Bear Island State forest showing ownership of land on another DNR site. send me an email at [email protected] and I'll reply with more info.
  5. Steiner Military Marine 8X30
  6. 11/29/2006 8:10 am, just a few minutes after watching a big 10 pt that wouldn't present a decent shot, nice to see a big buck though. I couldn't see where he went after the shot due to the billowing clod of smoke but after a short tracking job I found him quite readily. CVA Kodiak .50, Which happens to be my Brother-in-laws but he couldn't take Wednesday off so I borrowed his gun!!! I called my pa and asked him if he'd like to help me drag out a buck out of the swamp and he said he'd be there in about 45 minutes. The buck ain't that big but 45 minutes later I had him less than half way out and it took another hour to get him to the jeep!!!
  7. If you do actually look at the ballistics of a .410 slug you'll find that they are more powerful(kinetic energy) than a .357 mag and the brenneke 1/4 oz. is more powerful than a 240 grain .44 mag. The only problem is the slugs lack mass, as in way too light. The .410 shell can shoot 3/4 oz of shot so why do they not offer a slug heavier than 1/4 oz??? The .410 could be a very effective deer gun but the currently offered slugs are just way too light.
  8. "Elevated scaffolds Temporary tree stands are allowed in state forests, including portable and constructed stands, but marketable trees greater than 4 inches in diameter at 4? feet off the ground cannot be cut to construct an elevated hunting scaffold. However, shrubs, lateral tree branches and saplings smaller than 4 inches in diameter at 4? feet off the ground may be removed. Construction of permanent shelters is prohibited in state forests. This applies to permanent enclosed deer stands, and structures associated with their use, such as toilets and camp shelters. Deer stands on state forest lands are considered available for public use and must remain accessible to all. More about hunting in state forests (October 2002 news release)" That is from the state forest rules page, notice the word TEMPORARY.
  9. You might want to ask the people who set up the hunt as they seemed to be the most successful Lot of debate last year regarding the Duluth hunt.
  10. From the Rochester, Post Bulletin WILLMAR, Minn. -- A cougar was captured Tuesday near an elementary school after it was seen running through a residential neighborhood of Willmar. Officers received a 911 call around 7:45 a.m. and found the cougar in a tree. Before an officer with a tranquilizer gun arrived, the cougar left the tree and ran around the neighborhood. School officials made sure all the children were inside and locked the doors. The animal was found under a large camper trailer, shot with four doses of tranquilizer and taken to a local veterinary clinic around 10:30 a.m. Police were investigating to determine whether the animal is a pet or if it is wild. Capt. Dave Wyffels said it would be unusual for a wild cougar to come into a city with many people around. Police said the cat didn't attack any people or pets.
  11. I've shot 35 deer (20 with a bow) in 25 years of deer hunting. All from the ground and without the use of an artificial blind. Most often I'll just clear an area around the base of a tree so as not to make any rustling noises while fidgeting, and then sit or stand with my back against the tree while facing into or across the wind. The key is to limit your movement. Deer are notoriously sensitive to motion, move your eyes first then the rest of your head and then your body if needed. Camouflage your hands and face and be very cautious of moving when deer are within range. I have had no difficulty having deer within range in fact my median (half less than, half more than) shot distance with all weapons (shotgun, muzzleloader rifle, muzzleloader pistol, centerfire pistol and bow) is 15 yards! With the longest shots actually being with a bow! Tree stands limit mobility and are IMO unsafe, but then I have a tendency to sleep while stand hunting and would most certainly fall out of a tree! Yes, treestands and artificial blinds can be effective but I feel they are too restrictive and too passive for my style of hunting. I actually prefer to actively pursue deer, eg. still hunt, stalk, and make small well orchestrated drives. Hunt from a tree if you like or from a ground blind if you like, but you need neither to be successful.
  12. No pics yet. I missed 3 shots at two gobblers this morning. Back to the range for more practice I guess.
  13. Who's hunting tomorrow with there sticks and strings? I'll be (hopefully) sticking a zwickey 4 blade through a gobbler about 6:00 tomorrow morning! I'll post pics (hopefully) Anyone else?
  14. Grilled 'eye Ingredients: Walleye (or other fish) Bacon (Thin sliced) Cut fish into 1" cubes. Wrap cubes with 1/2 slice bacon. Grill on all sides until bacon shrinks and gets crispy.
  15. Welcome back Ted! I thought you were from Houston? All the public land around Houston has good hunting. The best source of info might be a county plat book then you'll also know the names of adjacent landowners whom you might want to contact for possible additional hunting opportunities.
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