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LABS4ME

Who got their tag?

I'm in... Hopefully another successful year up in Waskish.

Good Luck!

Ken

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tealitup

Got mine.. Zone 31

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Mark Christianson

Crud. Got a preference point is all. frown.gif

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maros91

Did not get drawn for area 51. A little weird since every year I look there is always left overs. Oh well, have to go no quota. smirk.gif

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Longline

Got mine in Area 31. Should be fun!!!

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bear hunter

got mine 51

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maros91

Leftover License are as follows:

Area 22: 63

Area 24: 158

Area 45: 266

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OrionsX0

Got mine zone 31 laugh.giflaugh.gif

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Jameson

preference point here. Area 51

Shoot! It was going to be my first year bear hunting, too. Darn it.

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dillon

I got mine for area 24. My girl friend didn't get drawn for area 26. Hopefully we can get her a surplus area 24 permit.

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mnmuzzleloader

Got mine, ya that seems alittle weird that 51 didn't have surplus usually they have a couple hundred leftover, well I received mine for 51 so I will be good to go!!

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walterman

Group of seven going in area 31...cant wait!

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maros91

Maybe gas prices has something to do with area 51 not having any surplus this year. Oh well, have to hunt no quota east of town.

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Neiko

I agree that seems weird. I got drawn this year but I am surprised that there was more then 3000 applicants. There are already too many people hunting in the area I hunt.

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Fish to Win

I got mine in Zone 31 but my buddy has not received one in the mail yet- I got mine on Sat. How can he find out if he was not drawn?

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Walterman-

Where abouts are the 7 of you headed? I'll be near Finland. Good Luck.

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tealitup

I will be near Fairbanks/Tomi - does anyone know where the Bassett Township Cemetary is?

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OrionsX0

I know exactly where that is I will be hunting in the area mabey we can hook up for drinks in Hugo (you know where they help UGLY people get laid) ooo.gif the first round is on you or Rick

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tealitup

I don't know Ron, Last year we were lucky just to get out of there without being stabbed!

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roosterslayer

Well now that sucks, i missed the application this year and with my wife over seas we just figured we would buy the surplus tags for 51. I am not going to enjoy telling her that now she will have to wait until next year to get a chance at a bear.

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charliepete2

I got my confirmation in the mail...

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Fish to Win

Just a question about the color phases- In MN do some bears change from cinamon to black or do they stay cinamon all their lives- is this even possible- I ask because my guide said that he has a 400# cinamon in the area and just wanted to know if he stays that color all year or he is that color now and will be black come september. Thanks

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iceman16

will be in zone 31. already bring bait up to finland to stock up. cant wait first year acually hunting this year. not baiting for my uncle. everyone in zone 31 where ya hunting around?

iceman

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KOTTKE

where did you find any info on surpluse tags, got mine, a couple of frineds missed draws and a re looking for alternatives.

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    • Hoey
      OK - we made it back!!!  Every trip is different with it's own potential perils.   I finally got into my house on Friday around 11am.  My guests were rookies, so i spent time with each of them, getting setup, heaters started, Vexilars set, houses banked, lines prep'd and set, bait, etc...  The bite was somewhat slow and many small ones.  The day got better 3 to 430pm.  Ended up with 6 nice eyes (19, 18x3, 17x2), 13 jumbos (most ever for a day), 12 small sauger which we ate for dinner.   On Saturday we headed up to the south shore of the Angle, longer ride, so again did not get started too early.  Ended up with our 6 eyes for our limit, these ranged from 15 to 16 inches and a 4-pack of sauger.  Again the bite seemed to pickup at 3 or so and was done by 430pm.   Ice as 3 foot or so.  Snow depth varied a lot, depending on the condition of the ice.  Smooth areas were blown off to crusty 6 inches or so.  Rough ice surely held a lot of snow.   The drive back on Sunday was somewhat tough from Baudette to Emily, winter storm warning.  Slow go, low visibility, and icy roads, sometimes down to 15 mph.   Next scheduled trip is with my wife, son, and three of his Gopher swim teammates for spring break in three weeks.  
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    • Sunset Lodge
      Hello from the NW Angle!

      Minnesota fishing has been most productive in 20-24 feet of water.  Guests are bringing home their limits of Walleye and Sauger with the occasional Perch and Northern mixed in. Fish have been most active early and late in the day and the bite has been terrific. The use of electronics continues to be very beneficial with fish taking jigging spoons, jigg’n raps or rattle baits.  Snowmobile ttrails on the Minnesota side continue to be maintained and are in great shape. We are still making ice, with most spots at over 30 inches. 

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    • JBMasterAngler
      On the Bayfield side of the bay, the target depth is typically 10 to 40 ft. The basswood island area is where they go after lakers. There’s a plowed road that goes out there. As of last week the ice was about 20 inches in that area, might be thicker now. Check out the Bayfield webcam, you can see what kind of activity is going on.
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    • SaintPaulPaul
      Switch to regular Budweiser and they seem to just jump out of the hole. No, seriously the way I improved my landing success through the ice was to go to small treble hooks. One small one on a 6' leader, a weight and Colorado blade above the leader seems to work for me. If you are on the flag right away, you don't risk gut-hooking them. I also recycle my Power Pro musky line and put it on tip ups. Also, I should add that I always  have a jaw-spreader and 8" forceps for quick and easy hook removal.
    • Iowabrewcrew
      Funny...seems like when the Emerald run slowed down up there 4-5 years ago, the fishing followed suit!
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