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Anyone else doing the city bowhunt for Duluth? I'm seeing lots of deer and some big bucks. The stand is hung and I'm pumped for saturday.

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Matt

I am pumped as well I found some one hung a stand 15 yards from me and I am on private land? I know there is two of us in there so some one is where they are not and they are feeding deer. Well just the same there is a lot of deer and shoot strait matt good luck to all that are hunting the fish will love this time.

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This will be my first full bow-season living in Duluth after missing almost all of last year getting ready to move. The scouting is done, one stand is up and a few other spots in the Duluth city hunting area are marked on the GPS. Hopefully a few deer are left by next Monday afternoon which is going to be my first time on stand for the season. Here's hoping everyone has a safe and successful hunt this weekend. SHOOT THOSE DOES!! Can't wait for the first meal of fresh venison. 'sgonna be GOOD!

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I also will be ready for the big hunt. The stand is up and and there is a monster that i have seen twice. So hopefully a doe in the A.M, and the big boy in the evening. Good luck to everyone, and be safe.

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Nice to see you guys ready, Tom

I did not see your name on the land owner sheet today, so you should get that in, as fas as your problem, on Tuesday

The ABA, City police,DNR and CO's will meet to discuss proper protocall, with so many invloved agencies we need to have a detailed plan.

So my guess is you have a tresspasser this may be handled by the land owner calling city police, probabaly the same for the feed and if there is someone sitting in the stand we may have the CO's look into it.

So keep in touch we'll get it fixed before the hunt!

wazzbow

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Its there kim gerard was sending mine in I got him in there as well if it is not well I will call him in the am. thanks for the update hope your hunt is good and have fun. smirk.gif.

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Hey guys, I will be out ther too, in Zn 6. Hope the weather for this weekend is a little better than what they are predicting as of now, but either way it will be a blast!

Everyone be safe out there and remember to shoot those does!

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Good to see others from the site geared up for the city hunt. I'm so ready for this season. I've got all sorts of spots to relocate if I need to but for now I have all the does I can stand coming right through my lanes and there's so many bucks it's unreal. A few in the 130's to 150's that have caught my eye but I know there's bigger...way bigger. I've captured many pictures of people on my trail cam along with the deer and i'm thankful none of them came back with a saw or bolt cutters to steal it. Guys, I definately have the fever.

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Matt or Tom any luck yet?

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Blaine If the weather would cooperate I would be out more this wind is hard moving you back and fourth we it makes me sick. well I will be out more this week I have seen a lot of deer and a lot of nice bucks and way more fawns well I will have to do what they would like shoot it will happen soon? confused.gif.

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I got to see the huge buck that was shot this weekend in the city. What a awesome rack, wow shocked.gif. A friend of mine is going to mount it.

Tom, any luck on finding the tresspasser/baiter?

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Yes he is gone well this is a great hunt I have seen lot's of big bucks. I hope to see the big boy again?

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I just sold my fish house to a guy who got a 230# eight pointer on Sun. Saw the deer on the news, it looked like a long horned steer.

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Yep, they get pretty fat eating all those garden flowers and vegetables. grin.gif

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Someone got a monster eh? Where might I find pics of this deer? We've got a few deer but this weather is really hurting the deer movement I think. The cold is nice but the rain and wind can head out soon. If anyone starts getting some bucks maybe post the pics here?

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SKIPPERS KID, did you get your Raindeer. Get it Rain Deer. ahhh, yuk, yuk, yuk. grin.gif

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Ya frank I got rain gear not raindeer this wether is for the ducks looks like i will be on the river in the am. hunting those ducks. smile.gif.

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QUACK QUACK tongue.gif good luck

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Just make sure your off the water and out of my way by 4pm. I dont need any lead/steel in my boat! grin.gif

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Just make sure you have your orange hat on so we see you? confused.gif I hope you have good fishing and I know you will not be close to us good luck fishing smile.gif.

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As usual if Im close to you Im not catching fish so I will stay far far away! grin.gif

And yes there is a very good chance Ill have my orange hat on. I may have to retire that thing by spring. Way to many people know to look for the Lund with a big ugly guy with a orange hat on. crazy.gif

I just hope those eyes are where I left them last time out. Im sure this weather will have me searching for a bit though.

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Steve no luck on deer but I have a bear and cub's every time out she has to leave soon really to much for me. I must move to new spot just like fishing? With bear's no deer well I will move new location? well we will see what happiness'. cool.gif..

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I just developed some trail cam pics and on the 12 pictures that were developed there were 6 different P&Y bucks. The two shooters arean 8 that probably goes 150+ and a 10 that is also in the 150's. The 8 has it all though...mass, main beams, height, spread...everything is huge. 150 is being conservative. I've got two deer tagged so far and we've gone 16 for 6 guys. It's time for the bucks...too bad every pic is at night. Tom, sorry I couldn't get to the phone the other night. It was in my truck as we were cutting up meat. Hope things worked out for ya and fishing was good as well.

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Just got number three tonight..maybe. confused.gif Shot looked high and blood got thin so we're heading out in the morning to recover her. We didn't jump her so it should work out.

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Matt If you need help call I will be there confused.gif..

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