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MinDak Hunter

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  1. MinDak Hunter

    Aqua Vu Bio-Lume

    These are NOT legal to use in Minnesota. https://www.revisor.leg.state.mn.us/statutes/?id=97C.335 Minnesota Statute 97C.335 97C.335 USE OF ARTIFICIAL LIGHTS TO TAKE FISH PROHIBITED. (a) A person may not use artificial lights to lure or attract fish or to see fish in the water while spearing, except that while angling or spearing, a person may: (1) affix a lighted artificial bait with hooks attached to the end of a fishing line; or (2) use a lighted decoy for spearing. ( A battery that is used in lighted fishing lures must not contain mercury. © The restrictions in paragraph (a) do not apply to bow fishing.
  2. MinDak Hunter

    My turn for a gun question...

    I had a little trouble with the chart I hope you can read it ok. I'd go with a .243 myself and a controlled-expansion bullet (100grain). Do not forget that rifle weight is a crucial factor in the recoil equation, inversely proportional to recoil. Increase the gun weight by, say, 25% and the recoil goes down by 25%. In the real world, firearms chambered for less powerful cartridges are typically built lighter than firearms chambered for more powerful cartridges. Violate this principle by, for example, chambering a lightweight, short action rifle for a powerful Magnum cartridge like the .300 WSM and the result will be a dramatic increase in kick. Just because it can be done does not mean it makes sense, despite what you might read in advertising copy. Choose a rifle weight appropriate for the loads you intend to shoot. However, perceived recoil, what the shooter feels, is a highly subjective matter. In addition to gun weight, it is influenced by many factors. One of the most important of these is the fit and shape of the rifle stock. A good recoil pad can help soften the blow to the shooter's shoulder. Gas-operated semi-automatic actions reduce apparent recoil by spreading it over a longer period of time. These sorts of things cannot be accounted for in a recoil table. Also, please understand that there are dozens of loads for any given bullet weight in any cartridge that will produce the same velocity, but a different amount of recoil. So the figures in any recoil table should be taken as approximate. Never-the-less, the table below should give a reasonably accurate comparison of the recoil of most popular rifle cartridges. Cartridge, Rifle Weight, Recoil energy, Recoil velocity ([email protected], (lbs), (foot pounds), (feet/second) .223 Rem. (62gr. at 3025) 7.0lbs 3.9ftlb 6.0fps .243 Win. (100 at 2960) 7.5lbs 8.8ftlb 8.7fps .25-06 Rem. (120 at 3000) 8.0lbs 12.5ftlb 10.0fps .270 Win. (140 at 3000) 8.0lbs 17.1ftlb 11.7fps 7mm-08 Rem. (140 at 2860) 8.0lbs 12.6ftlb 10.1fps .30-30 Win. (150 at 2400) 7.5 10.6ftlb 9.5fps .308 Win. (150 at 2800) 7.5 15.8ftlb 11.7fps .30-06 Spfd. (150 at 2910) 8.0 17.6ftlb 11.9fps Google this if you want more info "Rifle Recoil Table By Chuck Hawks"
  3. I'm looking for a guide or local who'd be willing to do a 5 hour (or more) trip next Thursday Sept. 18th or Sat. Sept. 20th. If anyone has a recommendation or know someone let me know, please. I'd be mostly interested in walleye and smallmouth. Thanks.
  4. Ufatz said, "You guys can see I am running from the top of the heap to the lower end." If my grandson was carrying for work I'd only consider "top of the heap", I kinda relate it to top of the line hand tools. Even if I had to put it on a credit card I'd consider the overall cost for his career (and potentially his life). My $600 backup will cost me $.16 per day for ten years. You can spend a little more and get exactly what he NEEDS rather than what will just work. Look at the American made Kahr you won't be disappointed...
  5. I carry the Kahr P380 (.380 cal.) and love it. I use mine as a backup on-duty and when off-duty as a concealed carry gun. I would also consider the GLOCK 42 .380 very nice, I have a family member that carries it on/off duty.
  6. MinDak Hunter

    Clearwater/Pipestone chain

    Tough fishing this weekend, water was at about 47 degrees and we had trouble finding schools of walleyes. 1 fish at about 25inches was the biggest in the boat, green 1/8th oz. jig and a whole minnow did the best, 20 feet of water.
  7. MinDak Hunter

    Possible world record lake trout seized?

    All the talk about the fish dying in the story made me look this up... There seems to very little evidence that the trout would die. An Evaluation of Lake Trout (Salvelinus namaycush) Hooking Mortality in the Upper Great Lakes Andrew J. Loftus, William W. Taylor, Myrl Keller Investigation of lake trout (Salvelinus namaycush) hooking mortality was conducted in Lakes Michigan, Huron, and Superior during 1984 and 1985. Fish were caught and handled by charterboat operators and sport fishermen. Mortality was estimated by returning hooked fish to the lake after tethering them to a line–buoy system. Overall hooking mortality was estimated to be 14.9% (95% C.I. = 7.4–25.7). Significantly higher mortalities occurred in fish that were not discovered to have been hooked and in fish of smaller size classes. In addition, lake trout that were hooked in internal regions produced a mortality of 71.4% whereas those hooked in the upper or lower jaw had a mortality of 6.9%. The depth from which the fish was angled, the temperature differential from this depth to the surface, gear type, and handling times had no significant impact on survival. These results support the use of size limits, creel limits, and season restrictions as effective methods to reduce sport fishing mortality of lake trout.
  8. MinDak Hunter

    Pheasant Photos 2013

    Last wild bird my old timer every retrieved, the effing cancer got him and we had to take care of his pain, almost 11 years old at the time of the picture.
  9. After reading in the StarTribune that only 15% of the money from hides goes to habitat I don't think I'll donate mine anymore... the orange boxes should say: Hides for Lining the Coffers of the MDHA instead of Hides for Habitat. From the MDHA HSOforum "Since 1985 MDHA’s Hides-for-Habitat Program has collected over one quarter million deer hides and over $2 million has been generated to help fund statewide habitat projects. Thanks to your help this program works!" Out of a possible $13,000,000 only $2,000,000 goes to habitat??? The other thing is that they've only donated $2,000,000 and the MDHA HSOforum says: "The $8 collected for hides can be leveraged as much as ten time making the $8 collected amount to $80." 250,000 hides X $80= $20,000,000 I feel like I've been duped for the past 28 years or as long as we've been donating.
  10. MinDak Hunter

    An AIS movement I can get behind!

    Alagnak said, "I thought sheep said 'baaaaah'?" Real classy, a guy makes a comment and you start with the name calling. I agree with Zenanko assesments of the lake home owners groups and he's also right about the sportsmen not being the ONLY cause of AIS in MN but he acts like we have zero role in the spread.
  11. MinDak Hunter

    Clearwater/Pipestone chain

    Just got back from Clearwater, the fishing report is about the same as the one I posted on July 14th. 18-20 FOW, mark fish on graph, drop 1/8oz. jig n minnow, catch fish... the only color that worked for us was green; because thats all we tried. We had several 20-40 fish in an hour morning/evenings on Fri-Sun. My 6 year old son caught a 19+ inch smallie too, right at 19 1/8 inch without the tail pinched.
  12. MinDak Hunter

    Storing a limit from another at my house.

    Your profile says you are from North St. Paul, here is the phone number for Officer Kruse (the St Paul Conservation Officer :(651) 430-1189. Why not just give her a call and get an answer rather than opinion and speculation from a bunch of guys on a HSOforum? Here is the link to the MN DNR Conservation Officer locator in case you need to find another officer's phone number. http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/officerpatrolareas/index.html
  13. MinDak Hunter

    Clearwater/Pipestone chain

    Fishing from the dock was slow for us, no smallmouth caught at all, and we (the kids) usually catch a doz. or so. We found walleyes under BIG schools of perch in 18-22 FOW. 1/8oz. glow Northland jig with a minnow about a foot off the bottom was the best. The schools of perch were huge. One school that we found was about 200 yards long and 50 yards wide, I've never seen 'em like that on clearwater before. The swimming and rock jumping was great even if the fishing wasn't the best.
  14. MinDak Hunter

    Clearwater/Pipestone chain

    We'll be heading up on Tue. or Wed. this week. I'll try to post results when we get back. Anyone been on Clearwater recently?