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stckthrwr

Looking at hunting along Gun Flint Trail this season

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stckthrwr

I am wondering if anyone can help me. I am not asking for honey holes. I am asking for some advice and maybe some suggestions.

I am looking at going up to the Gun Flint Trail to go deer hunting this year. It will be my first time going up there. I was thinking that it might be a little less hunting pressure up there than down near St. Cloud where I am at.

I have had some people let me know this is likely not the case. But I thought I would put a note out on this one and see if anyone has any thoughts.

I don't have many places to hunt aside from state land, and would like to get somewhere where there aren't so many people. Have had some problems on the state land around St. Cloud.

Thanks,

Nathan

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monstermoose78

People in this area seem very tight lipped about the deer. The deer tend to be in pockets and the move to the shore for the winter. I have been deer hunting up there for over 23 years now. We do not see big numbers of deer and as of late we have seen more wolves than deer. Most of the state parks along 61 are open to deer hunting and they have better deer populations. Not saying if you hunt up off the trail you could not find a little honey hole. However if there is pocket of deer it is normally known by the local people or people who spend a lot of time up there. As for pressure the areas with deer have hunters, but not as much as around the st cloud area. I know I responded to you in the st cloud forum as well.

Areas to look for clear cuts. I like the smaller fingers off of big cuts. Hunting the thick woods is very hard because you can not see very far. If we luck out and get a good snow before deer season I would focus on the State Parks right around highway 61.

If you have other questions feel free to PM me?

Good Luck

Monstermoose

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maros91

I contacted the Superior National Forest about 5 years ago asking them to send me info on clear cuts for deer hunting. I got about 50 pages of information. If I were you I would contact them.

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stckthrwr

Thanks guys. I appreciate the suggestions.

Monstermoose, you did, and I appreciate it! Only reason I posted here too was it was suggested.

The more I thought of it, I figured that, as you said, most places I could probably find wandering in would already be known and probably be occupied already. Just wanted to try to get away from some of it if I could, and thought maybe if I went north I would have a better chance.

I will send you a pm later.

Biff, thanks for the suggestion, I will do that!

Nathan

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redhooks

As mentioned deer are sparse up the gunflint and there are other backroads that are better, but if you're looking for a place to hunt long term take opening day off to drive and scout, mark public forest entrances and trails that aren't being hunted on opener. I figure chances are that if nobody is there on opener you might have some possibilities. Burn some gas and do some homework. Good luck.

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