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Bigfatbert
2 hours ago, eyeguy 54 said:

you shoulda stayed, then all would be great. LOL 

It wasn’t anything to do with the DNR were i worked.

I never said that I had the answers . 

But neither does the DNR , and they are getting paid to get it great . LOL !! 

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gimruis
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I guess the problem I have with how the DNR is run is that their solution on budget shortfall is to simply raise license and fee prices.  Since so much of their budget is tied to those license sales, when not as many people buy them, their solution is to raise it and cover up the shortfall.  This cycle has gone on for years now and every few years they raise the cost of licenses because they can see what the trend has been and will likely continue to be.  Eventually what they'll end up doing is weeding out the casual hunter/angler because a deer and turkey license will cost 50 or 60 bucks each.  Its not going to stop me from going, but at some point Joe Casual is going to say "not this year."  The solution in my opinion is not to attach so much of their operating budget to license sales because its likely going to continue to go down year after year.  Everyone knows that the average age of the hunter/angler in this state is going up and we're not recruiting the younger generation to replace them.  Stop trying to beat a dead horse back to life with your special youth waterfowl day, deer hunting weekend, and season long turkey hunts.  When I went, it was on opener just like everyone else.

As for the grouse population issue, I am not a biologist nor do I spend a significant amount of time grouse hunting.  I can only read what is posted in articles about it in the star tribune or other public literature.  I have had fantastic pheasant hunting in central MN for several years now so the WNV (West Nile Virus) doesn't seem to be affecting their populations...yet.

I was hoping to fish the rum soon for smallmouth but heavy rains just keep delaying it.  High, murky water is about as poor conditions in a river for smallies as one could ask for so I will continue to wait it out.

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monstermoose78

Youth waterfowl day is great!! It’s so much fun to bring kids and I do most years. 

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gimruis

They can go on opener like everyone else does instead of pre-emptively scaring the local ducks out of the area.

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monstermoose78
12 hours ago, gimruis said:

They can go on opener like everyone else does instead of pre-emptively scaring the local ducks out of the area.

It’s the greatest experience to take a kid duck hunting on youth day. There is not enough kids out there to chase the ducks away. When I take kids o rarely see another person hunting. I wish they had youth day when I was a kid. Stop being selfish and give the kids a chance!

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gimruis

The smallies are going on the Rum.  I fished it for 4.5 hours today.  My Father and I caught 27 of them, all on topwaters.  I caught a new personal best river smallmouth, 20 1/4 inches.

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monstermoose78
1 hour ago, gimruis said:

The smallies are going on the Rum.  I fished it for 4.5 hours today.  My Father and I caught 27 of them, all on topwaters.  I caught a new personal best river smallmouth, 20 1/4 inches.

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Great fish!! The river looked good when went to Check my chuck trap.

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gimruis

It came down pretty quick the past couple days after they got like 8 inches of rain at the headwaters last week.

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rumeye

How are the deer flies where you were?

 

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gimruis

Not terrible.  But they can be merciless, I will tell you.

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monstermoose78

Well I am trying to get into some better shape. Finn and I are walking 1.25 miles a day to get ready for duck season. I hope to add another 1/4 a week. My goal is to get down a size 42 pants. My wife is walking with me and helping cut my portion size down as well. 

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Went out on Blue the other day ... trolling deep divers on deep weed-lines, was able to catch some Pike and one nice Bass.  All returned to live again.   talked to a few locals and they said it had quieted down a bit with pan fish.  (i did not try for Pan fish)

 

Cret

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monstermoose78

Well hunting season is taking over my thoughts. Been scouting for geese, doves, and crows. It looks promising for geese and doves. 

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I have seen a decent amount of geese around the rum river recently.  Unfortunately, the areas I saw them are public spots (parks and golf courses) in town though so that doesn't help much.  The river came up a little with that rain on Friday but its still fishable.  I got 16 smallmouth and 1 pike there on Saturday morning.

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Smallmouth are still biting in the river.  My Father and I caught 20 of them on Saturday in about 4 hours.  The water has come up some and started to cool off so topwaters were not as effective but a tube still worked.  I managed to land three 19 inchers in a span of 30 minutes.

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Youth waterfowl day is Saturday who is going out?

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