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Was anyone else on here picked in the prarie chicken lottery. First time picked in the 3 years of applying. I was one of the 180 something licenses.

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OUTDOORNUT

I did not. We got drawn last season......you'll have a blast!

FM Chicken Run

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uplandfun

I've got a license 809A. Never done it. Clue me in. Have been looking forward to getting a license for three years, now that I have one I would like to know the secrets. I use an English Setter and a Browning Auto.

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OUTDOORNUT

Hunt them the EXACT opposite of everything you know and do for Pheasants and you'll be fine. (Wind at your back) Chickens use their eyes more than any of their other senses and the seemed to always be facing into the wind. Hunt short grasses (areas you wouldn't even consider for Pheasants, etc.) near known Booming Grounds and be ready, when you find one, you find more! Once you flush them, don't even bother trying to chase them, they'll fly 1/2 to 1 mile before coming down. We got a few Pheasants while we were Chicken hunting also, so that is a nice bonus. Do your scouting near dark, what may look like a flock of Black Birds off in the distance, may just be a pile of Chickens!

Enjoy the hunt and give us the updates when you get back!

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brittman

You can pass shoot them flying into grain fields too. Common method in KS, heard of a few in MN making this work too. This method does require scouting.

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    • Tom Sawyer
      Walleye numbers are strong, unfortunate for the fisherman, the perch forage base on the lake has exploded. Lots of 3" - 5" food for the walleye = a tough bite....  
    • Alex wilhelmi
      Ok guys just a question not looking for places to go or tips. Just a question about the fish numbers. I've read multiple reviews that are good and bad, some say the Indians are over fishing it, others say all the sleeper houses are over fishing it. That and when the DNR does their number count. Walleye numbers are really low. Others say it's awesome fishing. But the bass and big walleye and Pike are eating all the young eyes. It's a huge lake it has to be good! Friend of mine went up with a portable Last weekend for the tournament and a 2.5 lb tullibee won the whole thing. And he didn't catch a thing. Long trip from Iowa to get beat down like that. I want to fish this lake so bad, with a portable or sleeper. But is it worth it? Fish numbers good or not? Thanks guys
    • Wanderer
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    • Sculpin
      Not sure who you have tried,  but it can be difficult as a result of the Perch Extravaganza. I have to believe somebody has a shack yet. I'll throw out some name's: Jerry Brandts,  Eddy Lybacks, Kevin McQuoids (Macs Twin Bay), Hunter Winfields, Dickies, Castaways, Agate Bay, Hunters Point, Barnacles, Red Door, Twin Pines, Garrison Sports, Rocky Reef, Appledorns, KJ's Ice fishing, Randys Rentals. Good Luck, hope you find a shack
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      great reminder!  
    • LoonASea
      I fished out there last wednesday ,,, Launched out of Washburn and headed towards Houghton Pt ,,, Lots of current on the brakes to deeper water ,,, Ended up getting 2 splake and one whitefish ,, Marked lots of interested fish just didnt get hooked ,,, Hope to get back out there soon but now that we got snow Im gonna hit the snowmobile trails while it lasts   
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      Bumping this one up as a reminder - end of the month is not far away!!!  March 1st - you need a 2018 license.
    • Cliff Wagenbach
      nickeleye, Thanks for the report! Lookers but no biters seems to be the pattern the past couple of weeks. Common for this time of the winter on Vermilion! Cliff
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