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Ray Mysterio

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Just curious if anyone has spent any time bowhunting in Pilsbury? I have driven through there many times and now that my parents will be living close by, I will start doing some scouting.

I am an experienced bowhunter - just not to the Pilsbury State Forest. Any general information is appreciated.

Thanks,

Mysterio

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irvingdog

Wear orange.

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Ray Mysterio

Lots of small game hunter huh.

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Powerstroke

Lots of small game hunters, but also quite a bit of recreation use. I hunt rifles here every year, but have only bow hunted late season. Then its very quiet.

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irvingdog

Sorry so abrupt with the last post.

Yes, there are LOTS of small game hunters there. At least until they reduce the woods to a ghostly silence. Then, they'll be gone. Ever been to Nemaji? That's what's coming.

Sometimes, for the safety of bowhunters (yes, I bow hunt) I wish they'd ban the use of rifles for small game and only allow shotgun. (no, I'm not a gun-ban type of guy either) I had a .17 whizzzzz by my tree in Pillsbury a few years ago.

I'm done there.

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Ray Mysterio

Thanks for the info guys. Small game hunters always worry me when I am hunting public land sitting in a tree in full camo.

Mysterio

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realtower

I live right next to it and bow hunt it all year. If you are willing to go deep you will be fine. There is about 2000+ acres to play in you just need to do some home work. By the way I would stay clear during rifle season.

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Ray Mysterio

Thanks for the info realtower. When hunting public property, I pack light and take long walks so that shouldn't be a problem. I won't be hunting it at all during rifle season. Maybe after. How is the deer ratio there? Bucks to does?

Mysterio

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realtower

Some times it feels like 100 to 1 does to bucks. But thats MN. The bucks are there but they have been dealing with people along time so (HUNT THICK) thats my tip.

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sparcebag

You mention Nemaji,I lived outside Duquette and hunted nemaj often UNTILL THE 4 WHEELERS!!! Last time up there I was out of Gavert camp ground,I was Archery a buddie was grousin,Just after sunrise there they were right by me 4 wheelers,I thought I was out of the camp ground far enough!! Got back to camp ground and there must have been 20 4 weeler trailors double trailors quad trailors.That was my last time out hunting there!! been back and checkin it out.Wont go back again!! crazy.giffrown.gif

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