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Fishing VS Deer Opener?

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OK everyone, so which Friday do you think is the least productive at the work place? Is it the Friday before Fishing Opener or the Friday before Deer Hunting Season? I would have guessed Deer Hunting but since Rick created this great FM site I'm now leaning towards Fishing Opener!! Lets hear it and good luck to all!!

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I would have to say day before the opener. I am constantly looking at the clock counting down the hours. The day before the opener should be made into a national holiday.

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I would have to say from my own personal expierence it would have to be the day before deer hunting. I say this because I am never that pumped up about fishing opener! This being because there are always those guys that go on opener and never go again. Why do people have to do that? It is so lame. I also hate the crowded landings, some people have no idea how to back up and it take them ten minutes to get there boats in. Also a lot of people never have there stuff ready so they are messing around with equipment on the lakes. So that is why I have to say day before deer hunting over fishing opener. Although both are great days.

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Definately deer season.
Gotta tell you a true story:
Many years ago I was so excited about the deer opener I had ablolutely everything ready to go by 8 pm the night before opening day. I laid awake in bed for hours, checking the clock every few minutes until my alarm was set to go off at 5 am.

I remember waking up at 1:30, 2:30, 3:30, 4:15 ...and ...... 9 AM !!!!! Yep, I slept right through opening morning. Unbelievable.

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Deer hunting is much more pleasurable. No body but you and the deer. You can sit up in your tree all day, take a nap or three, Its always cold,(no question). Its the most peaceful experience I have all year. Fishing opener on the other hand, you gotta worry about where the least busy lake is, avoiding people, waiting at the launch, hands get wet and cold, and you can't eat what you catch(Mille Lacs regulations)

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Well, I will have to say that I love fishing and put alot of my time into it, but as far as opener is concerned, I am gonna have to go with deer hunting. Deer hunting,we are up at four in the morning getting ready to go and we are in the stands 30 minutes before daylight. It is just exciting. For fishing I usually don't go out until mid or late afternoon.

So opener is deer hunting, but fishing is more important.

Ely lake expert

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The last few years I never know if I should take out a deer license, even though I have heated stands and sure to see bucks, but always end up buying a license and enjoying the hunt. Fishing is another story it has never entered my mind not to be ready for the fishing opener, although most years wait until midweek after the opening.

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Definitely Deer Opener!!! Like one of the previous posts mentioned, just you in the deer stand, nobody to wait for at the landings, nobody trying to crawl into your boat to see what you are using because they aren't catching anything and no crowds. I quit going opening weekend about 13 years ago, after sitting on Mille Lacs with my 7 year old son snow flakes coming down and holding onto our rods with blue fingers. Opening weekend more times than not, the weather is rotten, so I wait until Wed. after opener and then I'm gone for 2 solid weeks of fishing, mostly at Leech Lake.

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With out a doubt Fishing opener. Spring time is a time when life begins. Antisipation through the long winter months planning fishing trips, day dreaming of sun fun and fish. Ahhh, Im there right now.

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I'll have to say deer hunting and for this reason alone.....
You only get 2 days to a little over 2 weeks to hunt deer (firearms and depending where you hunt).
Fishing you can do pretty much year round, so to me it's a no-brainer.

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It would be interesting to note the responses to this post if it was posted just before deer hunting opener.

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The responses could be tainted by the weather of the last two seasons. By my recollection, the last two deer openers have been way warmer than the last to fishing openers! (this one included!)

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