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  
Howieroch

New Way to Hunt Turkeys

Recommended Posts

Howieroch    0
Howieroch

My brother (Cornpiratekiller) and spent Wednesday through Saturday in SouthEastern Iowa chasing turkeys. The weather was terrible down there and we had a hard time getting any birds close to us. About noon on Friday we decided we needed a break so we headed for town to have a little lunch. About half way to town the road went through a little cut with a high bank on either side. Just as we got to that bank a BIG tom flew off the bank - we didn't see it until it was about two feet from the wind shield. Yep, WHAM! The windshield exploded and bowed in about 6 inches, but luckily held in place. We were both coated in glass scared spitless and my brother looks over and says "Well, we got a gobbler!" We turned around to go check on the bird, and were amazed to find it had made it 20 yards up the hill on the far side of the road before it collapsed. It had a broken wing and was pretty banged up so I finished it off and put it in the truck. The bird ended up being 25 pounds with a 10 1/2 inch beard and 1 1/8" spurs. Amazingly, we were even able to salvage most of the meat out of the bird.

I'll never forget seeing that huge bird coming at the truck - all I saw was the beard and the big red head before the impact. It sounded like a bomb inside the truck. We called a body shop and they told us to bring the truck right over - two hours after we hit the bird we drove out of the shop with the truck fixed up good as new.

We never did end up shooting any birds, but we still had a terrific hunt. Hopefully next year we'll have better weather when we go back...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Sergeant Slabber    0
Sergeant Slabber

Great story! Some times ya gotta take a bird anyway you can.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
MNOutdoorsman    0
MNOutdoorsman

You guys need to get a license for that truck. So far this year it has "harvested" a deer and a turkey.

MNOutdoorsman

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Howieroch    0
Howieroch

What are the chances? We go turkey hunting and hit a turkey with the truck. I'm just glad we weren't elk hunting.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
CornPirateKiller    0
CornPirateKiller

Yeah, this fall when we DO go elk hunting, we're taking your vehicle. My truck blows out glass chips every time I turn on the defroster.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
MNOutdoorsman    0
MNOutdoorsman

Only if I get to go along and you pay for gas!

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

    • jhousenga
      I'll also be up this weekend. Fishing Friday and Saturday and putting the boat away on Sunday. Where are people finding the eyes and what are they biting on? Jigs, rigs, slip bobers? I don't do led core or jigging raps. I'll be on Daisy Bay, so any place from Big to Frazer is in play. Thanks!  
    • monstermoose78
      Got two drake woodies took some advice from some great shooters and I only shot like 5 shells. Finn retrieved my ducks but got muddy so he got a bath.
    • monstermoose78
      I went hunting with river rat this morning. I got two drake woodies and Chris got one. Finn was being a pain in the butt and would not fetch Chris’s duck. Finn however fetched both of my ducks. Finn flushed a bunch of woodcocks on our walk out. Finn got muddy today 
    • jb bj
      price reduced $270.  pickup in Cottage Grove
    • collegepaul
      Nevermind, I figured it out. 
    • PSU
      That's a bummer airnuts. Fishing has been good in Frazer pretty much all summer. Coming up next week as well
    • Cheers
      I really like my smooth moves . I am pushing 270 lbs and not an issue . Going on year 3 now
    • monstermoose78
      I can’t sleep!! I got a problem and my dog does too!! I got two more hours to sleep.
    • collegepaul
      I just purchased the Humminbird Autochart Pro to use wth my Humminbird 999. After going through the 'installation guide' and the 'get started guide' that's included in the Autochart PC program, I can't find what I need to do to get this on my model Humminbird. Anyone have experience? Thanks, Paul
    • FishinCT
      Did well this morning on big bay with gold spinners. 24-26 feet off the edge of a reef. Decided since they were biting we'd try the west end to see if we could catch some big fish. Put up a big zero out there. Guess they behave a bit different from end to end.  On a small reef out west had a guy pull up on us, throw a marker right on the fish and camp out right there. Kind of tough to fish spinners when someone does that. What is the etiquette on this lake when someone does that? Just fish where you want even if you run right up on them or in between them and the marker? I see the thousand dollar  depthfinder in the back of the boat, just mark a waypoint and keep the marker in the boat man. Really grinds my gears. Whoops...sorry for the rant   Never had that happen on the east end though