This is close to home for me. I love the dunes, but the refuge is messed up. The refuge told me they were brining native game birds back, so I was excited and said sharptailed grouse and the guy looked and me and said no ringnecked pheasants. I laughed at him and said really he said yes really. I told him ringnecked pheasants are invasive species he argued they are native and I walked out shaking my head.
The refuge could be a strong hold for sharptailed grouse, prairie chickens, and water fowl if they managed for them. The dune could extend this area.
I've started up this post as I will be visiting Minnesota (to be specific the Stuart Lake in the Ottertail Lake area) and I would love to hook into some fish! I'm originally from the Netherlands, have lived in Australia for the last 8 years working as a fishing guide, I have moved to Dallas TX with my wife and now we will be visiting my in-laws in Minnesota. I would love to catch Musky, which I know West Battle Lake holds, and of course Walleye. I have been trying to look for areas that hold smallmouth but was unable to find any. I don't have a boat up there or anything so I know I will be in a massive disadvantage for musky but I will give it a try with waders. I would love to get as many tips as possible! Cheers!
This years West Central Bowhunter 60 will be held on August 12th and 13th with registration from 9am - 3pm Saturday and 9am - 2pm Sunday!
Come to enjoy the rolling hills and grasslands of the Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center. Little Crow
Archers of Willmar & Swift County Archers of Benson have teamed up to host this 60-Target 3-D shoot.
Shoot it in one day, or make a weekend of it and shoot both days! Our promise is that you will not be disappointed!
Highlights include, Generous sized walking trails, On-site concessions, and seating deck!
Stakes for : Adult, Youth, Traditional, and Cubs
All on over 100 Acres! 90% Rinehart Targets
Full Course (60-Targets) $23 Adults ~ $15 Youth 16 & under ~ $60 Family Max
1/2 Course (30-Targets) $14 Adults ~ $8 Youth 16 & under ~ $36 Family Max
12718 10th St NE
Spicer, MN 56288
N 45° 14.716 W 95° 1.777
@1.5 Miles West of Hwy 71 on County Road 29
Personally I do seem to catch quite a few overs, some days it can be a challenge to find keeper fish ( stupid problem to have, huh?). One thing I notice is that all the fish seem to be very thick through out the classes.
While I was tackling some honey-do's I noticed that the breeze was a bit stiff, I'm sure it was a challenge to maintain a line or consistent speed.
Over all was it a good day for you?
I was up over the weekend to do cabin duties. I did get laker trout at cascade river Friday mornings it was 17 inches but made for great trout and eggs breakfast. Agree with maple bacon longjohn and Chet's doughnut. Also a must stop for me is trail center for lunch the 3 Cheese grilled cheese is amazing with a chocolate and peanut butter milkshake. Just look at this lunch