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USPENAMC

Deer in and around Sturgeon and Moose lake

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USPENAMC    0
USPENAMC

Good Morning,

one of the people i used to work for said his mom would give us permission to hunt a 40 acre piece of land she has in the area of Moose Lake and Sturgeon lake it has a 20 acre open field i dont know if its planted or what its planted with and then 20 acres of woods. does anyone hunt this area or anything how are the deer herds up there? im not looking for a trophy deer just some meat but if mr big boy runs in front of my sights say hello to my little bullet.

thanks for any info i believe this area is in the intesive harvest area. are there alot of does

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roosterslayer

i hunt outside of barnum, that is the next exit north of moose lake and i seen lots of deer last year during the season. not alot of huge bucks. but if your looking for a good time and to see deer you shouldn't have a problem there.

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Borch    313
Borch

There are a lot of deer there. Some real monsters too. My brother in law has two scoring in the mid 140s to low 150s the past two years. His uncle has shot several bigger in the past 10 years.

I spend time hunting between Sandstone and Moose Lake.

Not all property is created equal though. wink.gif Good Luck!

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hartner62    0
hartner62

My mothers side of the family lives in Sturgeon Lake and Willow River and they never have a problem seeing and shooting deer. Ever since I can remember I think they have filled all of tags they have every year and they have about 12 guys hunting.

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camdu7

I live near Willow and the deer pop is in good shape around here. There are plenty of wolves around and if you are in their home range there will likely be less deer. But I would say with 40 ac of private land you should do alright. Hit the squirrel cage in willow for some good food but you may want to bring a respirator cause the smoke is usally banked to the floor at that place.

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hartner62

The Squirrel cage is a must. I have many good memories there and they even have Coors Light in 16 oz cans. Good luck and post some pics when you get the big one.

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The deal is my friend had spoken to his mom who owns the land she said we could hunt the second weekend of the season because there was someone hunting the opening weekend. which is cool but my friend recently stopped working here and went i believe to ohio or somewhere to be a wildlife ranger or something. he did say before he left that when the season came close he would get in contact with me to work out the details. he also stated i could go and scout the area when i wanted to let him know now that he left im kind of going to sit, wait and bite my fingernails and hope he gets in contact with me. he told me near the area where his mom lives but i have no clue where it is exactly dont know his moms exact address im going to see if i can locate him now. i dont even know his moms full name just HIS last name and i dont even know if his moms last name is the same. confused.gif

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UPDATE:

i have found him and he is going to give me his moms phone so i can make plans hopefully no one else has asked also i know there will be one person hunting the 40 acres opening weekend and hopefully he will leave something for the second week for us. the area is 40 acres near sturgeon and moose lake he says 20 acres are open land and 20 are wooded he says its pretty slim and long he said we might want to take since its me my dad and brother brother uses same stand as my dad he is underage. he said we should maybe take only one gun with scope for a long shot but we could probably take the scopes off since the woody areas probably wouldnt present a long shot he said one with sights in case someone wants to sit in the edge of the wood incase deer are in the open 20 acre area.

i also have a question lets say can i carry two weapons lets say a 12 gauge slug with no scope for when im walking in for close shots and have my 30-06 savage with scope for long shots with me or is there any restriction on how many weapons you can have on the field?

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Gissert    17
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Just leave your scope on low power and you should be fine.

I have shot deer at 30 yards many times, and an elk at 11 yards with a scope and had no problem getting a good sight picture at close range.

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BendnSend

Leave that unaccurate slug gun at home and just carry the rifle with the scope. Unless the bugger sits on ur lap, a deer is always far enuf away to easily see through ur scope. All scopes power down enuf to easily see a deer through 5 yards of brush and trees. Also in the early am and late pm the scoped rifle will allow you to quickly judge the deer in ur crosshairs to determine if you want to harvest him versus without a scope and just guessing what exactly ur target is. Good luck hunting and let us know how ur scout turns out if u have any questions!

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thank you guys im wanting to find out who the other hunter is there that way ill let him know im going to set up some portable stands and he is more than welcome to use them HECK he might even say its cool if we all hunt the same time there 40 acres for 4 people aint bad not to mention my brother hunts from the same stand as does either my father or myself. maybe that person is even an FM member i got my friends mom number now but she is in canada for a week will have to call next week and see if i can go scout.

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