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Just found out a couple weeks ago that I will be spending my 4-day MEA weekend (Oct. 19-22) at school for a search and rescue class. Going to miss the once-a-year trip with dad and uncles to SD for some great ringneck hunting. Just got into pheasant hunting about 3 yrs. ago and I absolutely love it. We hunt with one german short-hair and one german wire-hair. I'm gonna miss seeing those points and hearing that hawk screech. Good luck to anyone heading out that way, shoot a few for me!

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At least you can still get some grouse hunting if your lucky

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Consider yourself lucky that you're only missing four days of the season. I just ruptured my Achille's tendon (completely torn apart) and I'm out for the entire season, NO pheasants, NO grouse, NO whitetails. This just sucks, I've got three excellent well trailed dogs I've been working on all summer. They won't even see a single bird this year. Hopefully I might be walking without crutches by Christmas. Leave some birds for next year!

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I think you can get a permit from the DNR to hunt off a wheeler if you want. I know of a guy who was handicapped and he had a dog in to be trained from a trainer I know, to work from both his handicap van and off a wheeler. This dog quartered close to the wheeler for pheasant and grouse and he posted fields while sitting in the van on pheasant drives, the dog sat at heel outside. I thought the trainer told me he got an exemption to be able to shoot from a vehicle...

Good luck!

Ken

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    • BartmanMN

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      Where are all the Duck reports from the almighty Pelican? 

      Did all this rain fill the lake back up?  I haven't driven by at all. 

      I bet the crappies and gills are growing nicely.   Soon enough.

    • Big Kype

      Posted

      Yep it is the 3 S's - I just don't think a lot of people are going to be grouse hunting with a shovel - but not a bad idea.

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      Thank you gentlemen.  I knew I'd get a quick answer!

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    • leech~~

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      17 hours ago, phillyfacks said:

      We've got a cabin up on Pelican and I've definitely noticed less cormorants on the lake this summer.  The state did grant the owner of Gooseberry Island a permit to kill cormorants, which was done this Spring.  I talked to a DNR officer on the lake this summer and he said they had shot almost 400 birds, I don't recall the exact numbers but it was somewhere between 350-400. 

      Thanks for the Update, I think that I did see less birds out on Edwards as well later this summer. Hopefully they shoot 400 more next spring! :)

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    • 13 hours ago, Big Kype said:

      Northern Minnesotans are strong supports of the SS rule. Shoot and shut up.

      I thought it waqs 3 s         shoot shovel and shut up  :shhhh:

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    • BartmanMN
      Where are all the Duck reports from the almighty Pelican?  Did all this rain fill the lake back up?  I haven't driven by at all.  I bet the crappies and gills are growing nicely.   Soon enough.
    • Big Kype
      Yep it is the 3 S's - I just don't think a lot of people are going to be grouse hunting with a shovel - but not a bad idea.
    • BringAnExtension
      Thank you gentlemen.  I knew I'd get a quick answer!
    • NorthwoodKing
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    • leech~~
      Thanks for the Update, I think that I did see less birds out on Edwards as well later this summer. Hopefully they shoot 400 more next spring!