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  1. lichen fox

    Great Story-book buck!

    It was I that added the Hanson Buck reference, not Dokken...and after reading a little closer...it did say it was non-typical, early in the story but it wasn't made clear when they put the scores in....
  2. Here's a story from the GF Hearld by brad dokken... If the green score is "typical" it beats the Hanson Buck by 4 4/8" "before shrinkage"....but it doesn't say if the score is non-typical or typical...the photo's at the end of the story...what do you think? Joel Deere (left) and Aaron Younggren of Hallock, Minn., shared in the taking of this massive whitetail buck Nov. 15 while hunting near their deer camp northeast of Lancaster, Minn., in Kittson County. The buck weighed 240 pounds field-dressed, Deere said, and had 18-point nontypical rack. Deere tagged the buck but said he and Younggren both get credit for the deer and are having replicas made of the rack to share the memory. Partners in northwest Minnesota hunting camp team up to take trophy buck of a lifetime By Brad Dokken on Nov 23, 2014 at 3:15 a.m. LANCASTER, Minn. -- Joel Deere had all but given up on seeing the big whitetail buck this hunting season. Last Saturday, with one day left in the firearms deer season in northwest Minnesota, the odds of seeing the buck weren’t in Deere’s favor — or any of his partners in the St. Joseph Hunting Lodge northeast of Lancaster. Things have a funny way of working out sometimes, though. Deere, 29, who farms between Lancaster and Hallock, Minn., says he’d first seen the big buck on his trail camera last year. But then the buck did a disappearing act until this past September, when it began showing up on camera at night. He spent hours in the stand hoping to get a glimpse of the big buck, but the monster remained elusive. “Toward the end of season, I thought there’s no chance I will see this buck in daylight,” Deere said. “I thought maybe later in the season I’d try bow hunting.” Last Saturday, Deere and about 10 others in the hunting camp decided to make an organized “drive” of a thicket they’d gotten permission to hunt near the cabin. They’d spent the morning inside drinking coffee and staying warm, and with noon approaching, decided to try to roust a buck or two out of the brush and into shooting range. Deere was among the hunters walking through the brush on that first push. Aaron Younggren and two others stood post at the edge of a field on the opposite end of the woods in case any deer worth shooting came running out. Fortunate turn Before the drive, Deere had planned to walk to the far side of the woods in the line pushing toward the hunters on post. For some reason, a hunting partner suggested Deere take the near end of the woods. He couldn’t have known it at the time, but that turn of events would make his hunting season. Deere said the drive had been mostly uneventful when he walked out of the woods near the spot where Younggren was standing post. They were sitting on a fencepost waiting for the other hunters, Deere recalls. They passed the time talking about how cold it was and how they weren’t dressed warm enough. While they waited, three does came running out of the woods, and Deere made a joke that an amorous buck shouldn’t be far behind. The words were barely out of his mouth. “I looked back, and here he comes out of the willows,” Deere said. “I instantly thought, ‘oh my God.’ ” They had to wait for the hunters walking out of the woods to clear the line of fire, but Deere and Younggren both started shooting as soon as it was safe. The running buck was about 80 yards away. “He went down, and we both took off running as fast as we could,” Deere said. Close-up trophy Reaching the buck, they realized it was the elusive trophy Deere had seen on the trail camera. “I was screaming,” Deere said. “I probably sounded like a school girl. It was hugging and high-fives, and it was just unbelievable. Everybody with us was just pumped; there was so much adrenaline.” Both hunters had hit the buck, but Younggren, who works as an electrician in the North Dakota oilfields, said there never was any question about Deere tagging it. “I was pretty sure he got the first round into it,” Younggren, 24, said. “I just kind of said, ‘I think you hit him first.’ There wasn’t a dispute. “I’ve seen those situations go south, but we’re close buddies. It’s just kind of dumb luck how stuff works out. We were just talking, and he came running out of the woods so fast there was no time to get buck fever. There was a lot of hooting and hollering and fist pumps.” The big buck had 18 points and weighed 240 pounds, field-dressed. Randy Dufault of East Grand Forks, a certified measurer for Boone and Crockett, measured the rack and tallied a green score of 221 7/8 inches gross and 218 1/8 inches net. The main beams on the antlers were more than 28 inches long, Dufault said, and the inside spread was just shy of 22 inches. “Huge body, which should take away from the rack but it doesn’t,” Dufault said in an email. “Very nice buck.” Time to celebrate Rather than hunt any more, the crew decided to call it a day and share in the trophy buck celebration. “We were saying how it would be fun to even see the deer,” Younggren said. “I’ve seen pictures of deer that big but never in person.” Ironically, the buck was shot within 400 yards of the stand where Deere had logged countless hours hoping for a glimpse. To call it a buck of a lifetime would be an understatement, he said; most hunters never encounter a trophy of that caliber. “Guys like me just don’t shoot deer like this,” Deere said. “You see deer like this on TV. It’s unbelievable.” Still, Deere said, his longtime friend and hunting partner deserves just as much credit for the trophy buck. He and Younggren plan to share the experience by having replica mounts made of the trophy, one of which possibly will hang in the cabin. “There’s no way I was going to say it was my deer,” Deere said. “We both shot it. I want to make sure one guy doesn’t get more credit. We’re all really good friends.” Blake Younggren, Aaron’s brother, said it was fun just to be part of the experience. He said the rest of the day was a “constant rush” of people coming to the cabin to see the trophy. “I didn’t shoot the deer, but it has to be the highlight of my hunting career,” Blake Younggren said. “Just to be part of seeing an animal of that caliber get shot right near where we hunt and on an organized drive we had planned out. It was just fun to see everything fall into place the way it was supposed to. “We’ll never see one like that again at our deer camp.”
  3. lichen fox

    Rut activity in the Northwoods?

    I agree that the photoperiod is the most significant factor that drives reproduction...it is the amount of light that triggers birds to reproduce as it also triggers does to come into heat for the first time...IMO the best times to get a crack at a big buck is during the "chase" period of the rut, when bucks begin their search for does in heat...this usually goes on for about a week or so before they actually find any receptive does...and then when the majority of does do come into heat, the bucks don't usually have to travel too far to find them and most of the "breeding"/rut activity begins to take place at night...especially if the deer feel pressured by hunting activity...the next best time is when the rut is done, the bucks are wore down and they're hitting the food sources to try and build up for winter...
  4. lichen fox

    Rut activity in the Northwoods?

    Up here in NW MN there are a lot of scrapes showing up...the bucks we're seeing have swollen necks and I've seen 5 chasing does...I saw two bucks chasing a doe this morning...they crossed the highway in front of me and headed out across some CRP...I like to use the moon phase as an indicator...we'll have the "rutting moon" on Friday...prime chase period is on now through about the 12th and the peak "breeding" window will run from the 13th through the the 20th or so....Fun Stuff...Can't wait!
  5. lichen fox

    Wolf Lottery

    I'd contact the local C.O....I heard that they will let you keep the carcass in their office for a couple three days until you can officially give it to them.
  6. lichen fox

    Mr. Rogers Update

    Update on DNR bear permit On Sept. 23, 2014, the DNR issued a final decision regarding the bear research permit issued to Dr. Lynn Rogers. The decision was consistent with the agency’s original decision in July 2013 to not renew his permit and with the recommendations of an administrative law judge, who issued her findings last May. This decision means the agency will no longer provide a research permit to Dr. Rogers to collar bears or to place den cameras in bear dens. This decision also concludes a legal process stipulated by Ramsey County District Court Judge John H. Guthmann on July 29, 2013. Read the DNR’s decision This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it. and Administrative Law Judge Tammy Pust’s findings and recommendations This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it.. http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/bear/index.html
  7. This guys been hanging around our neighbors deer camp...He's got a blue tag in one ear and a red tag in the other...
  8. Surplus License are supposed to go on sale tomorrow, Aug 6th....but I haven't seen anything up on the dnr bear page about how many, if any, tags will be available and where....Found it under the check lottery results tab! Surplus licenses Unsold bear permits available Wednesday 8/6/2014 at noon. Area -- Permits 12------ 36 13------ 33 22------ 17 24------ 26 25------ 76 26------ 52 31------ 82 41------ 21 44------ 57 45------ 23 51------ 152
  9. I'll be out there...area 12...I've had all my sweets and stuff ready since spring...but I don't start early...I'll be putting out baits on labor day weekend...
  10. lichen fox

    2014 Deer Regs Avail......

    Never mind...I figured it out
  11. lichen fox

    2014 Deer Regs Avail......

    Although it really doesn't pertain to my hunting....I'm just curious about area 602 the regs say it's been reverted back to the original zone numbers... WELCOME TO THE 2014 MINNESOTA HUNTING SEASONS. New regulations are listed below. Have a safe and enjoyable hunt. NEW NEW REGULATIONS FOR 2014 General hunting • Persons age 60 or over may take deer or turkey by crossbow under an archery license during the respective regular archery seasons. See pages 23, 61 and 76. Bear hunting • Bear licenses for resident and nonresident youth ages 10-12 are now free (does not include $1 agent issuing fee) and bear licenses for resident and nonresident youth ages 13-17 are $5. Crow • Crow season dates have changed. See page 43. Deer hunting • A bucks-only management strategy has been implemented in a number of northern permit areas this year. No antlerless deer may be taken in any of these areas by any hunters during any season with all license types (including youth, bow hunters, and individuals with disabled permits). • There are no disease management areas in Minnesota this year. Deer permit area 602 has reverted back to the former permit areas (341 and 343). • Telephone and internet registration will be available in series 300 permit areas, except areas subject to CWD surveillance sampling during the firearms season. • An early antlerless season will be held in sub-permit area zones within permit areas 346 and 349 (consult large fold-out Dear Season Map). Trespass • A person may not remain or return within one year to any land for outdoor recreation purposes after being personally notified not to do so by the owner, occupant or lessee. • On another person’s private land or a public right-of-way, a person may not discharge a firearm within 500 feet of a building occupied by humans or livestock without written permission of the owner, occupant or lessee of the building. See page 6. Dogs or other domestic animals Dogs or other domestic animals that are incidentally caught in traps may now be reported to a conservation officer. See page pages 38 and 47.
  12. lichen fox

    Deer regs 2015 gun season

    2014 Deer Hunt Information for the 2014 season will be available on Tuesday, July 22 on the DNR HSOforum...
  13. lichen fox

    05 Foreman won't start

    Also, Check your ignition fuses....
  14. New deer population goals for southeastern Minnesota announced (Released May 29, 2014) New deer population goals for southeastern Minnesota announced More deer in much of southeastern Minnesota is the anticipated outcome of a citizen-led deer population goal-setting process that increases deer numbers in five of the nine permit areas under review. “By managing for these new goals, the majority of permit areas should experience population increases,” said Leslie McInenly, big game program leader for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. DNR increased goal densities in deer permit areas 341, 342, 345, 347 and 348. Permit areas 343, 346 and 349 will maintain existing goal densities. Whitewater Wildlife Management Area, permit area 344, will maintain current densities. Leslie McInenly. Leslie McInenly. Although deer density goals were not changed for permit areas 343, 346 and 349, populations in those areas already are above goal so management will continue to be designed to lower deer densities to goal in those areas. “Deer densities in 343, the area that includes Rochester, will be managed to remain roughly the same,” McInenly said. “The special disease management zone in the Pine Island area will be eliminated and merged with permit areas 341 and 343, allowing deer numbers to recover from chronic wasting disease management efforts.” DNR will allow hunters to harvest more deer in permit areas 346 and 349 to significantly reduce deer densities because of extremely high deer densities observed during aerial surveys this past winter. With the exception of those two far southeastern permit areas, deer management to achieve goals in many permit areas will require conservative harvest strategies this coming fall that likely will include a one-deer bag limit. Harvest management will be designed to gradually move populations toward goals during the next few years. The new deer population goals are the result of an extensive public process initiated late last fall. The process emphasized collection of public input prior to convening a stakeholder advisory team. “By seeking a consensus-based recommendation from a group of local citizens with diverse perspectives and experiences, the process was designed to result in sustainable, citizen-based goals that were publicly supported,” McInenly said. “We had a good deal of public interest and very dedicated volunteers.” Southeast advisory team members were selected through an open nomination process and members were tasked with developing recommendations for new deer population goals after considering biological and social data. Team members considered more than 4,000 responses to hunter and landowner surveys, comments from nearly 600 online or meeting questionnaires, public meetings and written communication to the DNR. They reviewed information related to deer populations, harvest trends, habitat, browsing impacts and public health and safety. Other factors associated with deer management also were considered. After collecting public comment on team recommendations, the DNR approved eight of the nine team recommendations without revision. A slight revision to the team recommendation for permit area 342 was necessary to prevent a population increase of nearly 50 percent from the current level, which would have established a deer density that available habitat could not support. “Only three percent of surveyed hunters desired such an increase and a number of team members suggested they would have preferred an intermediate level of increase,” McInenly said. “The revised density range still exceeds the level suggested by most survey respondents but better reflects desires identified from more recent public comment and advisory team discussion.” More information on southeastern Minnesota’s new deer population goals and plans for goal setting in the remainder of the state during the next two years is available on the DNR’s deer management Web page.
  15. lichen fox

    Bear license lottery results

    Last year area 13 was one of two areas in which any preference level 1 applicants, (first year, or drawn previous year),were drawn in the lottery....the other area was 22... The number of applicants and the ratio of their respective preference levels apparently were about the same as last year.... In 2013 there were 644 apps for the 250 tags available in area 13... All preference level 2 or higher got drawn...and 4% of the tags,(about 10), went to preference 1 applicants... So, apparently the ratio's stayed about the same.