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Hunting State Forests and/or WMAs in SE MN

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I am looking at going deer hunting over in Houston County area. I have never deer hunted over there and usually hunt in Jackson County. I am curious as to what it is like hunting on any public grounds (Forest/WMS areas). Is it overcrowded to the point where you have to worry about getting shot. I have been going over maps and am willing to hike in a ways to get away from the crowds. In reality, some of the forests and WMAs are not that big. I am planning on heading over there in a coupe of weeks to do some scouting to see just how har off he beaten path I can go. If anyone has any experience hunting over there on these public grounds, I would appreciate hearing from you. I am planning on hunting by myself so I only have to contend with me which is sometimes enough in itself. Thanks for any response!!

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I've hunted down there for 20 plus years. Public land gets hit hard. The private land is hard to come by because of past poor hunter ethics.

Godd Luck.

Mike

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I've been hunting deer in the Reno area, just south of Brownsville, for at least 10 yrs now. There's a good amount of hunters in our area during the 3A season, but 3B, it's as good as having it to yourself. Somehow, more and more hunters are showing up for the A season. I remember it was just my hunting party and no one else. I'm thinking with the new early antlerless season this year, it's going to be very crowded on Oct.13 & 14. If you can find yourself an area away from the others, you'll have it nicely.

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i like zone 3 b ur right its really good people are spaced far apart. i like lanesboro and preston area i used to go w 5 others till 2 of them quit going. gas prices, i do muzzloader over there during 3A season i have done well 2 deer. but in 01 i got 4 from the intentive area lost a 12 pt buck to a semi after the one bozo walked to it then it books across the feild bam truck/deer crash. so far i love it there even thou i may not see deer during the day time its just relaxing to see the tree and the eagles fly above u. this season will mark my 7th. good luck everyone finding deer. lets do our part and break the rec again. i know of a spot or too on state land in zone3. wylan is another good place to go thats where i almost got my buck next to the river. if u like email me at flamefox2010@yahoo.com

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