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.

  • Announcements

    • Rick

      Members Only Fluid Forum View   08/08/2017

      Fluid forum view allows members only to get right to the meat of this community; the topics. You can toggle between your preferred forum view just below to the left on the main forum entrance. You will see three icons. Try them out and see what you prefer.   Fluid view allows you, if you are a signed up member, to see the newest topic posts in either all forums (select none or all) or in just your favorite forums (select the ones you want to see when you come to Fishing Minnesota). It keeps and in real time with respect to Topic posts and lets YOU SELECT YOUR FAVORITE FORUMS. It can make things fun and easy. This is especially true for less experienced visitors raised on social media. If you, as a members want more specific topics, you can even select a single forum to view. Let us take a look at fluid view in action. We will then break it down and explain how it works in more detail.   The video shows the topic list and the forum filter box. As you can see, it is easy to change the topic list by changing the selected forums. This view replaces the traditional list of categories and forums.   Of course, members only can change the view to better suit your way of browsing.   You will notice a “grid” option. We have moved the grid forum theme setting into the main forum settings. This makes it an option for members only to choose. This screenshot also shows the removal of the forum breadcrumb in fluid view mode. Fluid view remembers your last forum selection so you don’t lose your place when you go back to the listing. The benefit of this feature is easy to see. It removes a potential barrier of entry for members only. It puts the spotlight on topics themselves, and not the hierarchical forum structure. You as a member will enjoy viewing many forums at once and switching between them without leaving the page. We hope that fluid view, the new functionality is an asset that you enjoy .
Sign in to follow this  
HateHumminbird

Deadline for WI 2007 Spring Turkey Hunt Approaching!!! - Dec. 11th

Recommended Posts

HateHumminbird    0
HateHumminbird

Folks:

Make sure you all get out there and get your apps. in. I know ice fishing looms, and hunting is just wrapping up, but make sure to get it done!

Joel

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
bmc    5
bmc

Joel,

I'm applying for a non-resident turkey tag for the first time this year. Is it easier for a non-resident to get a tag if you put in for a later season? My brother lives in Hudson, so I'm going to put in for that area and then he has a friend by Baldwin that said I could hunt his place too. So I have 2 different zones to apply for. Just wondering if you have any advice as far as what season to apply for?

Thanks,

Brian

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
HateHumminbird    0
HateHumminbird

Brian:

I'm no expert on the WI non-res thing.....so I made a few calls to people that are. smile.gif

I would recommend you contact Upland Ecologist Andrea Mezerra:

(608) 261-8458

Andrea.Mezera@wisconsin.gov

She was very knowledgeable regarding seasons/applications and their system. When she didn't know an answer to a question, she referred me to the proper sources as well.

To answer your initial questions, it's much easier to pull for a later season as a non-res than an earlier one. Preference in WI is different than in MN, with no "set" number of tags per season. Instead, priority is given, in this order:

1. Resident Landowners

2. Residents who did not receive a tag the previous year

3. Residents - All others

4. Non-resident landowners

5. Non-resident - All others

That said, most pick a traditionally favorable season (the early ones). I would look towards seasons E & F as "E" is typically the earliest a non-res will get a tag for, except for those zones with the highest numbers of permits available. Keep in mind, these zones can be ones with intense hunting pressure, and fewer workable birds come late May.

Also, if you apply with a freind, just make sure you both apply under the same license number so you'll get selected or denied as a group.

Last thing, you can select several seasons, in terms of priority, so feel free to shoot for an earlier season, then give several other options for later ones.

Word on the street is that WI might soon be revamping its system, though these are just rumors. Grass is always greener on the other side of the river, that is, unless you're standing on the west-bank smile.gif Kidding!

Joel

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Cooter    0
Cooter

Hey bmc,

To up your odds make sure you put down both zones you're interested in hunting. Then pick your prefered times but also put in ALL the times you would accept(doing it this way you cover all 6 seasons). For your prefered or 1st and 2nd choices as they say on the app - if you have a private chunk to hunt that won't get pounded before you hunt I love the 4th and 5th seasons, which are typically the end of April, beginning of May. If the area might get hunted, go for the earliest times.

What I do is go for season 4 then 5 or 3 then 4(depends on the weather which no one can predict). Then just list the rest. Or if I might be on public land, I go for season 1 and then 2. Again, list all possible zones you might hunt and all time periods. I've hunted 10+years here and have always gotten a tag, last year I got two for the first time. Good luck, later.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
fishtrapgirl    0
fishtrapgirl

BMC,

Here is a bit of what WI has to offer. This was taken on the first weekend, about 1/2 hr. south of Rice Lake....

100_0293.jpg

It is an experiance you will never forget!

Ryan

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
bmc    5
bmc

Thanks for the info. guys. Hey Ryan, that was me and the Darton rep talking WI turkey at my dad's open house last weekend. Small world huh? LOL Were you bowhunting or shotgunning when you got the bird in the pic? I'm pumped to see if I get drawn. C'mon January 31st!

Brian

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
fishtrapgirl    0
fishtrapgirl

It is a small world. Now at least I can put a face to the name.

I was using a shotgun for that hunt. I wanted to get a bird before I went out with my bow. '07 will be the first year I will try and get one with the bow. Should have used it this year, turkey was at about 10 yards!!!

Good luck getting your name drawn, my wife gets landowner prefrence from her father so we always have at least one tag. Let me know what season you get when you find out.

If you do hunt the baldwin area let me know, maybe we will meet up one of the days. We will be about 45minutes from there.

Ryan

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
bmc    5
bmc

Ryan,

Being it's my first time applying as a non-resident, any clue as to my chances of drawing? I put zone 19 as my first and second choice, putting the last 2 seasons as my preference. I'm hoping I get drawn. My brother lives in Hudson, WI and has a friend who has a 40 just SE of Baldwin and it sounds like there's tons of turkeys in that area. I'll give you a post here when Jan. 31st comes around.

Brian

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
fishtrapgirl    0
fishtrapgirl

Hi Brian,

This is Ryan's wife Brenda. He is at work so I thought I would reply. Ryan has applied for three years in a row now and gotten a tag every year. However, he has never gotten the season that he wanted any of the years. Most people prefer the earlier seasons. If you go to the Wisconsin DNR website you can check the status of your application. It tells if you got a permit and what season. I did this on Tuesday and found out that we both got tags, mine is the first season and I think Ryan's was the last. Hopefully on your application you put that you would accept any season in that zone. That will give you the best chance of getting a tag. Anyway, check out the website, otherwise you will go crazy waiting for something in the mail. I sold my bow on Tuesday to a guy who wants to bowhunt turkeys. Now I gotta go see your dad and order a new Hoyt!! I will be working LOTS of overtime! Thats my goal this coming spring, to get one with a bow. Good luck, if you have any questions about the DNR website just let us know.

fishtrapgirl

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
bmc    5
bmc

Brenda,

I went to the "Permit" area of the WI DNR site and it says results will be available 01-31-07. Am I doing something wrong?

Brian

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
fishtrapgirl    0
fishtrapgirl

Brian,

Go to the Wisconsin DNR homepage. Under Online Services click on the Hunting Permit Applications option. Then you will get a page with three different options next to yellow circles. Select the top one that says you want to check your winner status/preference points. After that you will have to check that you are not a WI resident. Then enter either your WI DNR customer # or your SS # and DOB. This will bring up a page with all of your customer information. On the top right hand side select the option View/Apply for Permits. On that page select Spring Turkey Application. There you should be able to see if your application was recieved, if a permit was awarded, and the zone and season you get. On the top it says Drawing Results available 1-31-07. I'm not sure what this means, possibly that this is when they are mailed out? Anyway, I hope this helps.

fishtrapgirl

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
paintbrush    0
paintbrush

I believe what you are looking at on the WI permit results are the results from last year. Look at the year for the draw results. They are dated for 2006 on the permit dates.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
fishtrapgirl    0
fishtrapgirl

My bad, I didn't even notice the year. There I go getting everyone excited about turkeys...guess we do have to wait but only another month.

fishtrapgirl

Share this post


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



  • Posts

    • BisoNation
      1st time ever I've seen zebra mussels in ottertail on west side   this SUCKS!!!!   had a red solo cup in the water... apparently they love RED.     at least 5 of them    it sucks
    • Wanderer
      From someone who grew up as a back reeling aficionado, I've learned to appreciate a quality drag on a reel.  It's the one thing I'll gladly pay for. Modern drag systems are so much better than they used to be.  Not taking advantage of them is leaving a lot of the value of a quality reel on the table.  Unused and wasted. So, is that the kind of opinion you were looking for?   
    • slammer
      They are already established in OT.  Pulled docks at my sisters place with about 75% covered in zebes.  Wear shoes when your in the water.
    • Meterman
      I noticed this spring that the higher end Shimano Stradic and others have eliminated the ability to back reel (no reverse) which I believe is a huge mistake, I don't like it!    any others have comments?
    • bbfenatic
      Been out chasing crappies again in the DL area..been a while...finding some nice ones in mouth of a river...pic of a couple
    • monstermoose78
      Went up north grouse hunting it was fun. I must say having a dog makes it better.  This weekend is duck opener and I am jacked up for it. 
    • SkunkedAgain
      The public launch at The Landing on the west end stays open until the ice sets in, but they do pull the dock sometimes around the end of October / beginning of November.
    • KidMoe
      Just curious if people are finding fish moving into fall patterns yet or still finding them in more summer locations?  I've been finding good sized panfish in deeper water myself around more mid lake structure. Most of the lakes I've been on are still pretty green with algae and weeds. 
    • Cliff Wagenbach
      Captain Acorn, I use Gamagatu  octopus hooks. Size 4 for crawlers and size 2 for minnows. Red, black, chartreuse, and pink , mostly red and black. I use orange and green glow soft beads at times. (Worked today!) Cliff
    • Barrington
      NOW BOOKING FOR THE 2018 ICE FISHING SEASON!!
      LIMITED SPOTS ARE AVAILABLE..   Barrington Lake camp will now be offering remote ice fishing for the very first time thanks to its unique train access. You can also come by ski-doo from the town of Savant Lake. Its a 30-45min ride. Ice fishing with us at Barrington r Camp will be one of the coolest fishing trips you ever experience! Pristine snow covered lakes in the rugged Canadian Shield. Remoteness! Where the fish are plentiful and tasty! During our ice fishing season, we use the main lodge for accommodations. The air tight wood stoves in every room keep you  toasty warm and the propane lights make it cozy and rustic. This is remote ice fishing at its best. At camp you will have a heated room, Wi-Fi, full kitchen with propane fridge and stove, a newly built heated outhouse, and electricity on demand to charge batteries and extra lights. A flat screen TV for hockey games is also available. We access numerous lakes by snowmobile, ATV and even snowshoes. We travel with portable ice huts to keep us mobile and on top of fish.  Water will be available through the lake but there will be no running water for showers. The fishing has been outstanding all summer long so why not extend it year round. Main species in the lake are walleye, northern, white fish, and some perch. There has been numerous 26"-30" walleye's caught on a weekly basis through out the summer. This camp and lake have been private up until this past summer. 90% of groups who came for the first time this year have already booked for next year. References are available.
      Limited spots available for ice-fishing. Only 2 rooms available in the winter months. You will have 1000's of acres of water at to your self.   ******4 Man Sunday to Monday Special $600/Person******
      Included in the package.. -Accommodations
      -Train tickets
      -Ice auger
      -Ice Shelter
      -Quad or Ski doo for traveling the late All you need is your equipment & Food. Our ice fishing packages are very flexible and can be customized to suit your requests. Come try one of our Northwestern Ontario winter getaways, ice fishing remote waters! The train departs either Armstrong Ontario north of Thunder Bay, or Sioux Look out Ontario 2 days a week. Its a 1.5 hour ride direct to camp from either direction. Dates can be re-arranged to suit your needs.
      Call or e-mail for more information.
      Tonnes of new reviews & references available from this year.
      Check out our website at www.barringtonlakecamp.com
      or our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Barringtonlake/ Jonathan & Lyndsey
      807-584-2202
      807-407-4202                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      807-407-3997
      You wont be disappointed!! No one has been yet!