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smurfy

forgot to post but went up shortly after my last day. spent most of my time dodging rain showers. did make a few trails chasing grouse but the woods sure was wet. checked out deer stands too. 

 

went fishing once and promptly got rained off the lake. did catch 6 pike with one being 28 inches........its still swimming.

 

headed back up over MEA weekend to fix deer stands and do whatever. i dont expect to get much grouse hunting in as i think the woods will be really busy. maybe get out fishing, dont think the lake will be as busy as the woods. 

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well fellas.......my last official day of employment today.........from here on out i'll be retired and plan on spending way more time up that direction!!!!!!!!   LOOK OUT!!!!!!!!!🤣🤭

mostly packed and ready to hit the road in the morning. hopefully some hunting, fishing, deer stand repair and 4 wheeling.    just hope the weather cooperates better then the last time aroun

well I went on that drive. got up there Friday about 10 am. just a few small open spots on the lake. by even most was gone and what was left the north wind pushed up against the point by us. lot a eag

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came back to civilization this past sunday. was nice tuesday when i got there and got alot of cabin stuff done. wed it rained all day but managed to do inside stuff that needed doing. thursday i finished up yard stuff and did a little hunting. friday finally got 2 grouse 😊 them gonna be good!!!!!!!! sat the kid and i fixed up deer stands but holy moly rockey with that snow was it wet in the woods. finished winterizing the cabin.

 

for me the weather wasnt cooperative to fish, so......... until there is ice the fish are safe from me!!!!!😜 the deer need to worry though!!!! sure would be nice if this snow melted, the ground needs to freeze up some.

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well deer hunting is over for me. wasnt the best of years but we did get our anterless permits filled. my nephew had a short video of a timberwolf he filmed in front of him opening morning, and my brother said he hat a bobcat checking him out.

 

time to put guns away and prep for ice season.!!!!! when i left the cabin monday morning the lake was iced up as far as i could see. NOW the wind needs to let it be and no early pile of snow like the past 2 years!!!!!!

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She’ll windy from Central Mn to the Cities tomorrow!  Hopefully that doesn’t mess up you ice up there!

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52 minutes ago, Wanderer said:

She’ll windy from Central Mn to the Cities tomorrow!  Hopefully that doesn’t mess up you ice up there!

Me too!!! Temps next couple weeks might not help either. But I got all kinds of time now. No need to wait for weekends, it's always the weekend now!!👍😂😊

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Six Saturdays and one Sunday, eh?  Congrats on retirement!

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1 hour ago, Wanderer said:

Six Saturdays and one Sunday, eh?  Congrats on retirement!

Yeppers, and thanks.👍 since Oct and got my first pension check!!!👍👍

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anyone have any reports on ice??????? wont be up for a few weeks yet but i'm getting the bug. looking at the geigers cam there is ice out in front on bowstring. the narrows has some but sporadic. 

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