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Ok I know we are in the middle of this years deer hunting season, but if a guy wanted to be as proactive as possible for next season, I thought it might be neat to hear what types of deer / land management things people do in preparation for next years season. Here is my take on it...

Qtr 1 (January -March)

Time off??? Unsure... I guess a guy could supply extra feed if the winter is really hard on deer

Qtr 2 (April -June)

Antler Shed hunt, put out salt/mineral licks for early deer antler development, plant food plots, hang cameras, study aerial photos for new spots, and scout areas)

Qtr 3 (July -September)

Fertilize food plots, cut shooting lanes, build perm. stands or hand stands by mid Auguest, plant new fall winter food plots like "Honey Hole", keep scouting)

Qtr 4 (October- December)

Scout, look for scrapes, hunt, hunt, hunt

So do I have the right idea?

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I think a lot of folks will tell you that right after season through January is one of the best times to scout. You know what deer are left, also you learn some post-hunting patterns that you may be able to use on the latter days of the gun season next year when the deer are spooked...

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    • monstermoose78
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    • Tom Sawyer
      Nice fish!
    • Rick
      Minnesota landowners with grassland or wetlands within 20 miles of Luverne are being sought to participate in the 2018 Minnesota Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener (GPHO) in October.  Governor Mark Dayton will lead the event, taking place October 12-13, 2018, which showcases the many hunting, recreational, tourism, and community opportunities that the broader Luverne area has to offer visitors. “I thank the people of Luverne for graciously offering to host the 2018 Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener,” said Governor Dayton. “The Pheasant Opener has become a special Minnesota tradition, made possible by our tremendous host communities. I look forward to another fantastic opener in Luverne this year.” The planning committee is reaching out to landowners who may be willing to grant access to hunters involved in the event. The land will be hunted only on October 13, 2018 as part of the Minnesota Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener. Invited hunters will be led by local hunter hosts, which may include local landowners. Ideal lands for the Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener include grasslands or wetlands that support huntable pheasant populations. Each landowner who grants access to their land will receive a pair of tickets for the October 12 GPHO Community Banquet, and will be entered in a drawing to win one of three $500 cash prizes. Landowners interested in allowing hunting access for the event or seeking additional information should contact GPHO committee members.  Email or call:; Arlyn Gehrke, 507-227-9193; Tim Plimpton, 605-759-6366; Kyle Oldre, 507-920-890. The Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener was initiated by Governor Dayton in 2011. The event highlights the local hunting, recreational, and tourism opportunities host communities have to offer visitors. Explore Minnesota and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources are assisting the Luverne Area Chamber of Commerce and Convention and Visitors Bureau, and other local partners, in planning the event. Information and updates will be available at Follow along for social media updates using the hashtags #MNGPHO2018 and #OnlyinMN. Discuss below - to view set the hook here.
    • Wheres_Walter
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    • Chill62
      Sorry I just saw this post,  If you are looking for posts on this lake contact me since our cabin is on the north side of the lake or what I would suggest is posting on the Perham/Ottertail County Forum.  I check it regularly and so does a lot of people and can get you answers in a more timely and better fashion the responses you got.  Granted Parmer did state it best Gene's Bait Shop in Perham is a great source of information.  Just be careful of the two rivers flowing into the lake and one flowing out for thinner ice.   Tight Lines!
    • Ballyhoo
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    • BTL
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