Guests - If You want access to member only forums on FM. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on Fishing Minnesota.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Shack

CK, What Did You Get This Weekend?

30 posts in this topic

How was deer hunting?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nothing although I did get a new friend into a nice lil buck.

It was a fun weekend and I'm looking forward to this next weekend.

I usually score the second or 3 rd weekend.

No big deal.Just burning time to get out 1st ice!!!!

We had a nice dinner of tenderloins and backstaps on Sunday evening.

I'll be hunting Sat-Mon this week.

I've not seen much for rubs or scrapes,hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm???

I'm thinking the rut should get those deer moving more as it sets in.

I did not here the numbers of shots like normal albeit the 1 stop in Paly had as much or more registered after the 1st weekend.

Once the locals push those deer off of the fields and back into the junk I'll be better off.

How'd you do SB?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

All about the same as you posted. I might get out this afternoon on some public land near my house, will not be back in my stand untill Friday. I figure I would let my smells die off from last weekend.

Good luck this weekend.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Good hunting Shack!

Hey eating apples works to kill your breath and the core works for a great butt plug.hehehehehehehehe wink.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I thought that you would have one down already. We seen a lot of small pikes and forks and a ton of does and fawns. I can only party hunt this year so I will not shoot at anything that is smaller than an Eight. (Camp Rules ya know) The father in-law shot a nice eight and yep a eight took a dive for me too. We let the kids shoot the doe and fawn population but if a big buck walks out for them they have at it. I had the my two girls in the stand with me all weekend.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Did anybody here what the excitement on Portage lake was on Sunday? The rescue squad and a whole bunch of emergency vehicles were there. I didn't see anything about a hunter being shot, so was just wondering.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I heard about a hunter falling out of his stand this weekend. Maybe that's what they were responding to.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks...Should be in the Age on Weds. nite.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I sat 16 hours with not a deer to be seen.

Hopefully this weekend will be better.

We have been making ice though and the bucks I've been seeing that have been shot have thick necks,so the rut is on.

I have not heard any scuttle on any accident.

We'll see what the paper has today.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Quote:

I sat 16 hours with not a deer to be seen.

Hopefully this weekend will be better.


Whew... And I thought it was just me! We hunt up Co Rd 14 towards the park and six of us, all weekend and we saw nothing, not even a doe. My personal opinion is that the rut is just getting started. Far less scrapes and rubs than we usually see. I'll be back out there tomorrow morning until Monday.

I think my nephews are starting to doubt some of the stories my brothers and I tell about the deer........ wink.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I heard a ton of shooting around me on opener. Had a couple pass by but couldn't get shots off. It was crowded up there and I hope that it will be less crowded this weekend. There sure were a lot of deer out in the fields till 9 or 10 am in the mornings. Of course on private land. I also saw a few deer between there and my place on Wauk on the way home Saturday night. Right spot at right time is the key I guess.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There are a bunch of single does running around and that too me would be a sign of being pushed by bucks.

There has been a few that I've seen that have swollen necks,so I do believe the rut is now in full swing.

A buddy was up by Balsam and drilled a couple deer.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think it was a deer hit by car thing.

I'm thinking the car rolled.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks...there are some (Contact Us Please) on that road that like to move fast....I have seen several fish-tailings. During deer season on that windy stretch, anything can happen. The Age on-line didn't have anything today.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

3 deer all weekend for 6 of us, and all out of shooting range.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I took some pictures of the girls on opening weekend.

DSC00009.jpg

DSC00010.jpg

DSC00008.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Got the girls out too!

So how many deer can you stack up anyway?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Solo,

Nice pictures! They seem like they are having alot of fun.

Good luck!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My old man has a 40 acre chunk behind Fisherman's Bay. Usually we can only find fork horns. This year this 6 pointer walked with in 30 yard of my stand. I got him after being in my stand for about 3 minutes. I could not believe he was there after I made all that noise getting into my stand. Unfortunately out of the three of us hunting this was the only one taken. So it looks like this weekend is " If it is brown it's down" weekend. Too bad my buddy didn't tell me his toung was hanginh out. LOL

fall00001xl7.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nice deer Reef!!!

Big body for a six. What did it weigh?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Reef,

Nice deer! I think he thought you where a doe. I hope for that kind of action when I get to my stand.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That's some great country there on the west side of BSL.

Nice buck you got there Reef!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks everyone. Really not suer how much he weighed. I had no way of weighing it. Yea it is a great area to hunt. We have spent alot of time gitting the stands in the right places over the years. Unfortunately like I said before, we haven't seen anything over an 8 pointer in the 15 years we have been hunting it. The 8 pointer was not much bigger than my 6. Hopefully the hunting will still be good in the years to come but we have had a few houses go up near out land.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well CK, did you or anyone else score this weekend?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

the 3 of us did not see a deer.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • eyeguy 54
      pretty neat that the train went over. 
    • Muskies
      Was out opening weekend walleye fishing. Caught walleyes in 10 -12 ft slow trolling minnows. Looked like the spawn was over and this coming weekend should be much better. Water was 55 degrees in the area I was in and didn't  get any other species.
    • Muskies
      Good evening hooked up as a non resident you are allowed one walleye between the sizes mentioned per day no matter what license you posses. As others have stated, the smallness should be off their beds and the walleyes will be transitioning to the deep water reefs. Wind blown points or current are always good places to start.
    • Wheres_Walter
      I'm not a big bass chaser, but last year I started tossing senkos rigged wacky around rock piles and docks and did pretty well on Smallies.  Green Pumpkin color seemed to work the best.    Stay away from white bouys, they mark hazards..... Unless you are creeping up on them with your trolling motor to pitch senkos on top of the rock pile.  I'll be on Trout Lake June 7-10 so if you want to text me when you get up to Vermilion I can give you a report on how it went for us.   Lots of resorts on Vermilion rent 25 HP fishing boats.     matt 612-868-1282
    • JBMasterAngler
      Boat traffic isn't all that bad, there's a million places to escape it on that lake anyway. Bugs are usually pretty bad that time of year, and we've had a pretty wet spring so far also. But they're not an issue out on the water. You can launch at a different access each day, and it'll be like being on a completely different lake.
    • JeremyCampbell
      Thats a great view
    • Wanderer
      This time of year inside weedlines with sand have been good historically.  Find some cabbage and you should be golden.   Those walleyes could show up here and there on cranks in that 10 foot range too.
    • Cliff Wagenbach
      I do not fish bass very often but have had good luck using straight braided line for bass and walleye. Very few bugs out on the water! Shore bugs usually only out in the late evenings. Very few jet skis and water skiers on most of Vermilion most of the time. Weekend Holidays can see a lot of traffic. Some one else will surely answer your bass bait questions ! Tons of rusty crayfish in the East end that the bass love! Cliff
    • Mr. Basskisser
      Hey guys. My wife and I are coming up June 10th for a week of bass and pike fishing. Staying in Niles Bay area. Had a few more questions, hoping for some insight from some locals/regulars.  I was wondering ab ou how bad the bugs usually are in mid June, mosquitos,  biting flies and no see ums. Hoping when are are out in the boat fishing they will pretty much leave us alone.         I mentioned going to Vermilion on a thread on our local Ohio fishing forum. A few guys commented that it was a very busy lake with lots of jet ski and tubers. I was thinking if I wanted a more remote feel for a day maybe renting a boat and taking the portage to Trout Lake. I know our 40 hp is too big. I was also thinking of trying the river below the dam launching on 8 mile creek. Saw that on an episode of Ultimate Fishing Adventures. I was wondering if that area is limited to 25 hp motors. What would be the pros and cons of each spot?     I know V is tannic stained. We use pretty much braid on all our poles. Do you braid users feel you need a flouro leader when  bass fishing. Here in Ohio our water is rarely clear enough to worry about that.   One last thing what are the go to colors for tubes and senkos for bass?        Thanks for any help info you can give.                    Mr. Basskisser      
    • eyeguy 54
      Cathedral     brown with black specks senko style has been really good.