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stayman79

First-timer youth hunt question

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I hunt quite a bit myself but I have never been out on youth hunt day. My neighbor has a 12 year-old son who took hunter's safety training and is curious to see what duck hunting is all about. If it works out for all of us I'd like to take them out on the youth hunt so they can see what it's like. My question is, just how busy is it out there on the day of the youth hunt? We're in Maple Grove and I would plan on taking them somewhere within a 45 mintue drive. How do the numbers compare to regular opener? 50%? Less? More? If there are places that are really busy on the youth hunt I'd like to know so I can avoid them.

Thanks for the help!

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Most places you go will have very light hunting pressure. I'd guestimate 10% of the general opener crowd.

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If you have an opportunity to take someone out for the youth day, go for it. Borch's guestimate of 10% is accurate if not a little high. All the youth day hunts I've been involved in I felt like we were all alone.

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Sounds good so far. Anyone know what the numbers around the metro are like on the youth hunt?

Thanks guys!

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Come out to Pelican Lake near St. Micheal. It close to Maple Grove. Its a big lake and there is ussually plenty of room on youth day (I would not recomend going out there on the real opener though).

The Pelican Lake chapeter of MWA will be out there early providing donuts and drinks. From 10:00 to 2:00 we will be building duck houses and have some other activities at the public access.

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jbell-

That sounds great! Pelican was on my list of places to go with plenty of room to get away from the crowd. Hopefully it works out and we'll see you there.

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Sherburne refuge is an area i took my son and most of his cousins.There are plenty areas to hunt both by foot or by boat.There was very little pressure when i took them there.Burl.

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