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USPENAMC

well ill be heading up to rum river SF myself havent had much success the past 2 years but im used to the place.

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USPENAMC

then on monday through friday i plan on hitting carlos avery during working hours.

i will also be hitting carlos avery thursday and friday with my bow just before the firearms season opens

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skee0025

I lease Potlatch land north of Wadena. Heading out before light on friday.

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Black_Bay

Suburban Ray Minnesota.

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jbell1981

I will be heading to Herman tomorrow morning.

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c&amagn

About 6 miles NE of Pine River. wink.gif

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EXTREME

30 miles north of Grand Rapids...in the "sticks"

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Jim916

About 15 miles east of Rochester

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CNCMike

I own 40 acres almost exactly half way between Crosby and Emily, then about 3 miles down a dirt road, so I will be going there.

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trackerbrent

All the way to a little south of Zimmerman on private land. Long 15-20 minute drive for me. Wife likes it though, I come home after the morning hunt and go back for the evening hunt.

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swedishpimple

30 Miles north of Bemidji...just off the Rez.

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SMILEY

10 miles West of Pine River. It's also my son's 1st time deer hunting - It's also his 9th birthday on Sunday. Glad the weather is going to be decent!

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Shack

trackerbrent,

Sounds just like me and I am in same area. I am west of Orrock a couple of miles on private land. I am still tossing up the idea of going to Mille Lacs fishing and hunt the second weekend, but we will see. I feel being this close to Shurburne Nation Wild Life Ref., opening morning is the best chance at a good sized buck. It seems like after the first day, they only move at night.

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USPENAMC,

I have heard that Rum River is a mad house also! I have been told, if you want a good shot at a good sized buck on public land, you have to go above Macgregor area. Unless you deer drive and go into interior. I drove by Rum River on the Third weekend a couple years back and is was still very busy and a lot of blaze orange! I have never hunted it though!

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MNmikew

Oglvie area, 157.

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Meat-Run

Vergas, MN on relatives private property and farmland.

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heiman507

park rapids.... heading out in just under 24 hours! grin.gif

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ozzie

marcell-talmoon area....heading up early friday morn!!

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Coach1310

15 miles NE of Brainerd....leaving in less than 24 hours!!

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cribbageboy

20 miles NE of Grand Rapids. Between Warba and Bovey on Highway 10.

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vrodharley77

Denmark Township here in the metro, 4 weekends and with the work schedule LOTS OF HUNTING!!! cool.gif oh and a happy wife because I am home every night

Well only during the week grin.gif

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Jameson

Bergan Township, near Lester Prairie. I'll likely be distracted watching roosters as the big buck slips on by. ooo.gif

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TrophyEyes

Benson on 340 acres of CRP surrounded by woods, water, corn and beans. Oh yeah, and not a office chair in site, just a wood plank and some clean air. I just hope that 12 point buck sees it the same way.

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Double D

SW of Pine River, apparently not too far from Smiley.

DD

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    • Wanderer
      That’s a bucket list trip for me.  No reason that I haven’t been there yet outside of the fact it isn’t in my normal territory.  And that’s an ironic statement for me to make! Come to think of it, I should just plan it and go.  It’ll never happen otherwise.  Anybody got any pointers for heading that direction?  I wouldn’t even know where to start.  Pretty self sufficient for gear and travel and could figure it out eventually but a helping hand or even a guide reference would be appreciated.
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