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I am always ready for first ice when it finally arrives. Late summer garden harvests and canning, hunting and spearing season is the best time of the year for my liking. I don't like hot weather at all. 

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I hope to take a trip to ND this season, maybe they will get first ice before we do.

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13 hours ago, minky said:

Mike, is that your new rice spear you want to try out?

No it's not I still haven't got it. 

 

It's a DL smithing spear. It's a guy from Pierz that just recently got into spear building. 

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On 7/23/2017 at 5:02 PM, minky said:

I hope to take a trip to ND this season, maybe they will get first ice before we do.

I was thinking the same. I'd like to try Devils Lake. 

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We’re on the cusp of cutting blocks.  I was on some good clear ice yesterday in Crow Wing County.  A small lake but smooth all the way across.  Looked like there might’ve been as much as 4 inches.

I only walked out about 20 yards.  Just until I started getting into the weeds.  Not a single crack heard.

The hunting party has enough venison so it might be a fish camp this weekend instead of deer camp!

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2 hours ago, Wanderer said:

We’re on the cusp of cutting blocks.  I was on some good clear ice yesterday in Crow Wing County.  A small lake but smooth all the way across.  Looked like there might’ve been as much as 4 inches.

I only walked out about 20 yards.  Just until I started getting into the weeds.  Not a single crack heard.

The hunting party has enough venison so it might be a fish camp this weekend instead of deer camp!

Dang, I was wondering where you were?  I parked extra nice this weekend on the road too so you could get by! :P

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4 hours ago, leech~~ said:

Dang, I was wondering where you were?  I parked extra nice this weekend on the road too so you could get by! :P

I’m sure everyone traveling up that way appreciated your effort. :grin:

I stayed out of the public deer woods on Saturday and hunted ducks instead.  Sunday I tried another “out of the way” deer area that was covered up with others too.  Was glad to have my rifle tag filled for me and home early Sunday evening.

The public land blues have been showing this rifle season.  Looking forward to ice more than ever!

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I will have to say the Wardens up there need to learn to park as well.  Same deal, pulled up and talked to us when we were parked, window to window in the middle of the road!  Auuug. :grin:

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