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carp_killer

anyone no if the carp are starting to be in the big groups on waganda yet last week i shot a few in groups but most were single

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stebrichs

How close to Sibley state park is that lake? Also any idea where i can veiw the regulations on carp shooting in Minnesota. I am from iowa. We fish lake Andrew alot when we go camping there and have seen lots of carp near the inlet when the water is flowing. I have always wanted to take my bow up there but never remember to bring it. I am coming up there the first weekend in August. I would like to get in some shooting,but have not had a chance to yet this year. Also where do you disspose of the fish? Good Luck. Todd H

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carp_killer

not sure for how close but the only rules you really need to no are no night fishing dont through the fish back in the water and all the common sense things i just throw mine in the freezer if its a common if its anything else im gunna eat it

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walleyemkr

Wakanda (formerly "Wagonga") is about 5 miles SE of Willmar, so about 15 miles (give or take) from Sibley...

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sparcebag

walleyemkr you work outta spicer on co. rd. 8 & 10? smile.gif

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jigginjim

Carp_killer, how long you been shooting carp?

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carp_killer

bout 4 years you wouldnt happen to no brady miller from buffalo would ya

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jigginjim

No I, Don't. Does he hunt carp also?

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carp_killer

ya he hunts all sorts of other fish hes prolly the only guy in your town with a big fan on his boat

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