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HAS ANYONE FOUND OUT IF THEY'RE HUNTING IN "CAMP" THIS YEAR YET. confused.gif

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No I havnt heard anything yet, i am excited to know if i get in, when do they let you know if you get in??

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just after labor day it seems to me

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I was told that the DNR will be doing the drawing early this week and the results will be made available after labor day on the website and mailed out the end of that week. Cant wait to find out myself!!! Its always a fun hunt!

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where would you look on the DNR website to see if you were drawn??

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I just recieved My letter from the DNR today in the mail and our group was drawn for the first hunt 19 and 20th.... cant wait gonna be a blast.... grin.gifgrin.gif

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Chalk another one up for the Camp Ripley team grin.gif I just got comfirmation that my group of 4 will be headed to the second hunt this year!

I also found out that my buddies girlfriends dad works at Camp Ripley. Not quite sure what he does there, but heard he might know where a few LARGE bucks roam. The news is only getting better and better smile.gif

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I just got mine last night for the first hunt

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My group of 3 will be going the first hunt as well.

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Do they send a letter if you don't get drawn?

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Just got mine in the Mail!! It will be my first time going, cant wait, heard a lot about it.

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Just got my letter in the mail last night, I'll be up there for the second weekend

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Just a question to all of you veterans who have made it to camp ripley before, on the morning of the first hunt, how long do you scout for a spot until you are satisfied, or how long do you drive. What time by then are you in your stand 9 o'clock. it seems that the first morning hunt is kind of shot because you are finding a place and then you have to set up a stand. Do you just see deer running around from everybody pushing deer all day?? I cant wait until the time comes!

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This will be my 3rd year for the 2nd hunt in Ripley and each year we try out a new area and learn more about it. Depending on the # of hunters in the area you will be hunting, the deer will probably be pushed around pretty good. Being in the stand right around day light is probably a good thing.

If we don't see anything in the a.m, we'll pack up and drive around to scout new areas to hunt.

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Check the web site its easy laugh.gif

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I have a few hunts under my belt now and I would get your butt in a tree as soon as you can and wait. Scout the first morning is not going to do you much good the deer will be running around. Find a trail and sit and wait and then if you dont see anything try to scout but you will be doing it with about every one else. I like to pick and area on the map before the season and then get in the woods and wait. I do not have a big buck from ripley but i did get a nice one and someother people tossed in their truck. I was only 5 minutes behind this deer so sad to take someone else deer. If you do get a big one and it goes out of sight i would be on it like glue.

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Yeah i can see your point, My dad told me when he went about 10yrs ago, if you shot your deer and it went out of sight, somebody else might just tag it. When you look at the map and see the roads, are there a lot more logging roads too that kind of spiderweb through out the land?

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I will be there 2nd weekend again. Can't wait!

Dustin

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I will be there first hunt as well. Was there two years ago and boy am I pumped. What a blast and you have a good shot at seeing some trophy's. Looking forward to it. Look at the map, and try to figure out a spot B4 you go. I sure will be. PUMPED!!! Good Luck to all that are going.

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Doesn't one of the associations have a booth near the gate that a guy can pick up a map of the area? I never take the time to stop in during the day, so does anyone know how you can get a detailed map of Ripley?

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I did not get drawn this year, but a little spot... on top of Gettysburg hill. You have to take some tank trails to get there and can be hard to find in the am or you can walk straight up (I did that at first) but you will get action and some nice bucks are always up there.

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I got drawn for the first hunt and will be going for the first year. I will be pumped come October. I heard there are lots of deer and lots of area to roam. You can pick up a good map online somewhere I will post the link when I find it.

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    • Ya I think my dog would want to go after them he gets really excited around other dogs. That's why I will never hunt him without his e collar because I know I can stop him in his tracks with it. My dog likes to hunt close and I never let him push out way in front of me so at least I have eyes on him at all time and can give him the command to come to me if I see a wolf. I always keep a slip lead with me as well so I can put that on him and not have my hand tide up reaching down holding on his collar.

      I had a couple run in with wolves last year in the Longville/Remer area but that was just with me on foot with no dog.

      The one thing that gets me is "Only agents of the government are authorized to take wolves if pets or livestock are threatened, attacked or killed" 

      I don't think I could just stand there and watch my dog die.

      Anyway did you hunt a different area? Any birds I have only been out once in the mille lacs area and didn't see any. Going to Nemadji this weekend and should see some.

       

    • smalliehunter

      Posted

      A friend and I will also be up chasing smallmouth this weekend!!!

    • slammer

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      Add Sallie to the list.

    • BlackArrow1

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      Went up north of Tofte last weekend camping/looking for a few grouse and to see the fall colors. Was in the region of the grade and 600 road. Pulled off on a walk only trail to run my lab and see if I could kick a few. Anyhow, my lab sits and barks like hell with anticipation at me every time I'm getting the gun out and getting ready to hunt her. So for about 5 minutes she's harassing me loud barking with excitement. We start walking down the trail maybe 50 yards and I see all this brown commotion jumping around ahead of us about 75 yards. At first I think we startled some deer. Then one came out full on the trail and stood watching me/dog. They were timber wolves. That one slunk off in the woods and another came out and just sat there looking at us for about a minute or so. When I noticed they were wolves I grabbed the dog by the caller. They seemed interested in my dog. Her barking must have drew them in. They ran off after looking us over a bit. I turned around and left that spot to avoid any issues. I'm thinking that maybe some younger bird dogs would be enticed to chase after wolves that show this kind of interest in them. In my opinion that would be bad and a dog may not come back alive, given their boldness and interest in my dog. It was fun seeing them, but we didn't just walk up and surprise them, they were coming to see the barking dog. Just curious? Maybe. Looking for an easy meal, maybe. I'm just putting this out there to inform bird hunters up there what I saw, so they can be aware if they have dogs. And no they were not coyotes. 

    • ANYFISH2

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      Made it out yesterday evening, SAW 4 deer. The same small buck and 3 does.  They sure seemed skittish with the wind.

      For the fact I am getting very few daytime pics of any deer, I am at lest seeing a few every sit.

    • delcecchi

      Posted

      The crescent and south switch meet all the criteria, except for boat access.   And they even usually have some sort of craft beer on tap, like surly furious etc. 

      The only place near the lake that has upscale food that I am aware of is the casino.    We try to get to the wilderness grill for lunch a time or two.   And daughter and husband will sometimes go there on date night while they are up, although the pull to the east is less now that the quilt shop in tower shut down. 

    • I am going up this weekend with a few buddies and the plan is to fish hard...will post back and let ya know if we find anything.

    • cabin040

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      Was up for the week of Sept 10-17th.  First day spent on East and West Fox lake and we did well on bass, crappie and northerns.  Second day was very slow fishing.  Spent one day on Kego and did well on bass and norhterns.  Hit Mitchel twice and did well on sunfish and bass.  A few nice crappies in the mix as well.  Went to Little Boy for a day of walleye fishing, and it was very slow.  1 walleye and 1 smallmouth bass.  Great week of fishing on a few new lakes.  A very nice area to explore.

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    • Cliff Wagenbach

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      The trees are turning color fast now! Seems to gain color by the hour now!

      Cliff

    • Driving a scenic route through a state forest is a great way to view fall color, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.  

      Finland State Forest

      Finland State Forest

      “Routes through hilly or rugged areas dominated by deciduous trees tend to have the best mix of color,” said Jennifer Teegarden, DNR forestry outreach specialist. “And the dark green needles of conifers accent the yellow, orange and red leaves of deciduous trees in mixed forest.”

      Here are a few state forests routes to consider:

      Late September

      • Finland State Forest heading northeast along County Road 7 from Finland.

      Early October

      • Bowstring and Blackduck state forests along state Highway 46 between Deer River and Northome.
      • Pillsbury State Forest along Beauty Lake Forest Road between County Road 77 and County Road 1.
      • St. Croix and Nemadji state forests loop. From Interstate 35, take exit #183 and head east on state Highway 48. Head north on County Road 24. Head east on County Road 24. At Markville, head north on County Road 31. Head west on Park Forest Road. At Kerrick, head south on state Highway 23 to Interstate 35 exit #195.

      Mid-October

      • Richard J. Dorer Memorial Hardwood State Forest has two good options. Along Zumbro Bottoms Road off of state Highway 60 southwest of Wabasha. Along state Highway 16 between Interstate 90 and state Highway 26.

      Visit www.mndnr.gov/stateforests for information about visiting a state forest and additional scenic routes. Entrance into a state forest is free. State forest campsites are available on a first-come, first-served basis for $14 a night.

      Visit the Minnesota state parks and trails Fall Color Finder at www.mndnr.gov/fall_colors to find areas in Minnesota with peak fall color. The Fall Color Finder is updated every Thursday through the end of October.

      Discuss below - to view set the hook here.



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    • ZachD
      Ya I think my dog would want to go after them he gets really excited around other dogs. That's why I will never hunt him without his e collar because I know I can stop him in his tracks with it. My dog likes to hunt close and I never let him push out way in front of me so at least I have eyes on him at all time and can give him the command to come to me if I see a wolf. I always keep a slip lead with me as well so I can put that on him and not have my hand tide up reaching down holding on his collar. I had a couple run in with wolves last year in the Longville/Remer area but that was just with me on foot with no dog. The one thing that gets me is "Only agents of the government are authorized to take wolves if pets or livestock are threatened, attacked or killed"  I don't think I could just stand there and watch my dog die. Anyway did you hunt a different area? Any birds I have only been out once in the mille lacs area and didn't see any. Going to Nemadji this weekend and should see some.  
    • smalliehunter
      A friend and I will also be up chasing smallmouth this weekend!!!
    • slammer
      Add Sallie to the list.
    • BlackArrow1
      Went up north of Tofte last weekend camping/looking for a few grouse and to see the fall colors. Was in the region of the grade and 600 road. Pulled off on a walk only trail to run my lab and see if I could kick a few. Anyhow, my lab sits and barks like hell with anticipation at me every time I'm getting the gun out and getting ready to hunt her. So for about 5 minutes she's harassing me loud barking with excitement. We start walking down the trail maybe 50 yards and I see all this brown commotion jumping around ahead of us about 75 yards. At first I think we startled some deer. Then one came out full on the trail and stood watching me/dog. They were timber wolves. That one slunk off in the woods and another came out and just sat there looking at us for about a minute or so. When I noticed they were wolves I grabbed the dog by the caller. They seemed interested in my dog. Her barking must have drew them in. They ran off after looking us over a bit. I turned around and left that spot to avoid any issues. I'm thinking that maybe some younger bird dogs would be enticed to chase after wolves that show this kind of interest in them. In my opinion that would be bad and a dog may not come back alive, given their boldness and interest in my dog. It was fun seeing them, but we didn't just walk up and surprise them, they were coming to see the barking dog. Just curious? Maybe. Looking for an easy meal, maybe. I'm just putting this out there to inform bird hunters up there what I saw, so they can be aware if they have dogs. And no they were not coyotes. 
    • ANYFISH2
      Made it out yesterday evening, SAW 4 deer. The same small buck and 3 does.  They sure seemed skittish with the wind. For the fact I am getting very few daytime pics of any deer, I am at lest seeing a few every sit.