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Re: Food Plots
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FYI: Last weekend Costco had 6-7ft apple trees - including Honeycrisp for 21.99. Some were flowering. A little expensive for food plots, but it sure makes the neighbors happy in the fall.

Posted on: 5/16 11:20:35
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Re: How's the bite?
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3 guys fished from Thursday 5pm to Sat noon. Got 19, missed/lost just as many. Odd bite. Caught nothing Thursday until 7:30 and caught 3-4 before quitting around midnight. Nothing overnight and through prime morning hours on Friday. About 9:30am Friday fishing picked up and we caught fish throughout the day. Up to 18 by 4PM, then nothing until 10:30am Saturday, then pick up a nice 17.5 to end it. Most fish were 14-17 inches with a nice 18.5. Friday night and until 10:30 Saturday we caught the fish jigging, then dead stick after that on a green demon and fathead. All fish we cleaned were males. No perch or Pike. Went out of the south and went 10.5 miles to the north shore in 12-13ft of water. Heard it was slow, but call the trip a success. Note to self: A Jamison nightcap (good idea), a second (is dicey at best), a 3rd is just plain STUPID....

Posted on: 2/11 21:20:59
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Re: Hummingbird ICE 55
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I work Sat. for sure. Hopefully not Sunday, or only a half day. If you don't find anyone else, I'll try to make the run to RUSH. I'm assuming the testing period will take a couple hours of quality diagnostics (fishing)..

Posted on: 2017/1/12 15:08
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Re: Hummingbird ICE 55
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This probably isn't your problem, but try rubbing the transducer under water to get rid of the air bubbles from when you put it in. I have a ICE 45 & 55 and knocking the air bubbles off can sometimes make a HUGE difference. good luck.

Posted on: 2017/1/9 14:47
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Re: Ion battery life
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11/23/2009
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My brother just got a K-Drill for X-mas. Crushed 17 inches of ice on Red Lake last week. He was drilling holes because it was so fun. It also has a nice floaty built in, in case it comes loose and falls in the hole. Super light weight. Joes sporting goods had the best price before christmas.

Posted on: 2017/1/2 21:02
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Fantastic LED Headlamp - hunting or ice fishing
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During hunting season my brother brought up some LED headlamps he bought off ebay. Hit the button to turn it on - Holy shxx was it bright. I could see deer right out the front door of the shack - 300yrds away. 5000K lumens, maybe, maybe not. Bought 4 pair and tested them last night.. On the high power it was still kicking out decent light after an hour. The low power (which is still very bright) went 1.5hrs before I turned off an went to bed. The light distribution is also very good, not just a straight laser beam. Yes it's a cheep China import, but seems to be put together rather well. Comes with a stretchable headband (around the head & strap up the middle) and an adjustable light (up and down). Also, comes with rechargeable batteries (removable/replaceable), wall charger & car charger and supposedly waterproof. Price on ebay 8.98 with free shipping. I've spent money on a lot worse things, just thought I'd throw it out there in case your looking for a light for tracking deer or for ice fishing.

5000LM XM-L T6 LED Rechargeable Headlight Head Lamp + 2Pcs 18650 + Charger US

Posted on: 2016/12/13 22:19
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Re: Triple Bobcat- 2016 Opener
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Congrats... I enjoy pics along with a good story. Well done sir.

A few years back i knew there were Yotes around where I hunt. I set out a call about 50yrds away... Hit the rabbit call. within 10 secs a bobcat pounced on my call and was gone before i even flinched. cool stuff.

Posted on: 2016/11/30 21:50
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Re: Doe fawn pairs
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Interesting topic and article. Not sure where the pic is from, but the fawn looks about the size of the Does i see, fawns i see are quite a bit smaller. That being said, I think Haleysgold thoughts are pretty spot on. "It depends on the conditions where you hunt". In lower deer density areas and coyote/wolf issues I would guess the survival chances are pretty slim (could be slim anyways). Where I hunt, there's plenty of deer for a surviving fawn to group up with through the winter, and plenty of food available, so I wouldn't give it a second thought to shoot a doe with a fawn.

Posted on: 2016/11/15 21:18
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Re: 2016 Whitetail Opener
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Area 243. It was a good year warm weather and all. My nephew scored hit first trophy class buck. A 12ptr 225lb behemoth. This buck had toyed with us for 3 years. We and the buddy's across the road had seen him on camera during daylight (during rifle season), the past two seasons. Wrong place at the wrong time. Sunday (6th) he made a fatal mistake 5 mins into legal shooting searching for does. Nephew made a money neck shot at 70yrds.
Friday (11th) my brother shot a nice 11ptr at 50yrds. Funny Story: My daughter and I are in a box stand, about 4pm she's half asleep (bored) and I have to take a leak, I tell her to keep looking the other way, cuz I'm gonna pee in the jug. As I'm mid-stream I look out the window and there's a nice buck walking out in the open heading toward the brush. Before I can tuck up and she gets set up it's to late, hour later my brother shots the 11ptr (dang it). What's the odds of such bad timing.
I'll will say I have never seen so much fat on bucks in November. These two were just layered in fat. crazy fat.
Final thoughts: For those of you that have small parcels (mine is 80 acres), there is hope. If you can work with neighbors (if they have the desire) you can harvest large bucks. 50/50 the pics load.

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Posted on: 2016/11/13 20:14
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Re: Any ripley reports
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Hunter's do bear some of the blame.. I can remember the 5 deer days and watching trailer's piled up with 10-12 deer stacked up like cord wood (sickening). But for the DNR to say there's only 3000 wolves is crazy. I hunted just north of Wright (east of McGregor) for many years. 2003 was the first year the wolves made there appearance. A few year's ago I purchased my own place and now hunt the Staples area. Anyways I swung by the old hunting grounds the other week for a quick visit. As I drove down the minimum maintenance road I passed a group of 6 mature does, not a fawn to be found. Once I arrived I got the scoop on the wolf situation, it's bad and has been for a few years. The owner showed me a pic from his front yard, from mid-sept. 7 young of the year wolves... Back when I hunted there we'd see 30-40 deer a night come out to the clover field. The most he's seen this year was 20 one time, with very few fawns being seen. I left feeling very, very sad. Back 20yrs ago there were supposedly 3000 wolves, but they were pretty much just roaming the arrowhead and extreme northern MN. Nowadays there in Mora, Hinckley, Little Falls, Staples, Park Rapids, etc....... From the reports you see and hear about, there aren't any less wolves in the old traditional grounds. The wolves aren't migrating, they're EXPANDING as each years litters move on to find their own place to roam. They have no predators. 13K's is a much closer estimate than 3K, no doubt. The sheer size of the current range is all the proof you need..

Posted on: 2016/10/26 20:47
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