Guests - If You want access to member only forums on FM. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on Fishing Minnesota.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Bassboy1645

Stand accsess

3 posts in this topic

ok got a great stand on the top ofa ridge up here in ely and conditions fially right to hunt it last nite. problem is i got busted by 2 deer on the way out. Ive foud it easier to access stands down home where im from but up here its a puzzle to me. I busted the deer in a mature pine forest where it is really open. they were coming from their beds. so i figure go through thicker cover in the dark but not by beds assuming deer are in the clear cuts open woods ect, and go out through the open ares in the light? or should I avoid thick cover all toghter as far as access goes? everyone of my stands has an acess potential through clear cuts and or more open woods or thickets away from beds. when shoudl i use which access or should i use them at all?? thanks for your opinons

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I hunt the Cook side of Lake vermillion, What we have found is that darkness is your only friend. As we enter our stands it must be in total darkness in the mornings, same with leaving in the evenings. If you bump a deer in the dark it doesn't seem to bother them much. The most important also is obviously your scent control. Most deer are curious and want to know what goes bump in the night, and will investigate, so keep a good handle on your scent.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You may just need to go out earlier. I tried to do the "after work quick evening hunt" last year a few times, and I always got busted getting to my stand. This year I've only gone when I could get there a good 3 hours before sunset, and I haven't busted any.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • Jim Uran
      I have to add that my buddy has had the Eskimo propane auger and loves it, he has a season and half using it and it hasn't given him any problems. 
    • Jim Uran
      I've had an Eskimo Shark for a few years and I love it, I'm not a fan of the aluminum handles on it, they have given me an issue or two but customer service is outstanding. Can't comment on the EVO, other than  I think they are gimmicky, but I love their six sided insulated hub. Works great for my family trips or just going out by myself. Sets up easy and there is a ton of room. 
    • papadarv
      Vexilar makes many "fish finders" what model do you have. Is it a flasher, a graph, WiFi type. Will help in knowing what your looking at when running your finder.
    • Cliff Wagenbach
      brianfisher, Welcome to Fishing Minnesota! Using a flasher in open water is way more difficult then using a regular depth finder! It takes a lot of study time to really learn to recognize what it is showing you! Basically anything marked even slightly off of the bottom is likely a fish unless there is a lot of floating weeds etc. in the water column. I suggest that you get out on the ice with your friend this winter and use his flasher through the ice. You will very quickly learn to adjust the gain settings and learn to recognize fish under a controlled depth condition! If possible have someone that is familiar with his flasher model go with you and show you how to operate it. Once you learn to read a flasher your fish catching rate will go way up! Cliff      
    • RuddyDuck
      Ice forming in the dogs water dish right now! Forcast still looks good starting Tuesday. I predict the first truck thru the ice on Buffalo will be Dec 23!