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ANYFISH2

Camp Ripley 2018

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ANYFISH2

Who is all headed to Camp the next couple weeks?

 

Hoping to good weather and hunting all.

 

I will be in the second weekend.  Planning on my traditional spot.

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monstermoose78

Not me this year my cousin is fighting for our freedom over seas. When he gets back we will hit ripley again. My old man is to busy making musky baits 

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Wanderer

I’m in for 2nd season also.  Looking forward to sharing a good hunt with both new and old friends.

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monstermoose78

These fish came of the feeding flat.

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ANYFISH2

Care to share where in Ripley this feeding flat is?

 Maybe I shoot a deer and catch fish in Ripley this year!😁

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Wanderer

Probably Lake Alott.

 

It kinda looks like a lot. 😉

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Tom Sawyer

A bit of a hike in, but well worth it, Mud Lake off the Inchon Trail I'm sure.....maybe we can meet up Brian and Tracie, I'll bring the potatoes and baked beans 😎

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monstermoose78

Lol wrong topic for that photo

9 hours ago, monstermoose78 said:

These fish came of the feeding flat.

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I could not figure out where this post went stupid phone

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monstermoose78

Good luck in ripley guys!!

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ANYFISH2

Farrell lake has some walleyes we could try!

 

Your in 2nd weekend as well Tom?

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AlwaysFishing23

I worked all last summer at camp lawn mowing. I’ll tell ya it was a lot of work but very rewarding. I love hands on work and like to get the job done. The one day it was to hot to mow so we jumped in the trucks and did a 60 mile loop down range. Let me tell ya there’s some nice deer out there this year. I’ve been around camp my whole life but yet to experience the full “experience” of camp. It was so cool. Ferrell would be a good bet for eyes or gills very small pretty lake indeed. Good luck to all who will be participating and we look forward to hearing your stories. 

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jgrimmz

I'll be out second weekend in my traditional spot as well. Always see deer but I have yet to stick one. Hoping this is the year!

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Boonie5

We will be in there 2nd weekend & looking forward too it! 

 

 

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ANYFISH2

Good luck to the hunters in Camp today.

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Drail1313

Anyone know the results?? I can not find any. Thanks

 

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going4it

Any results from the Thursday Friday hunt?

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Wanderer

This is what I heard from someone who hunted:

 

The 200 lb mark was broken by at least one buck.

 

Deer sightings were OK.

 

Bears, bears, bears... gorging on acorns.

 

About 700 hunters participated.

 

Success rate unknown.

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ANYFISH2

74 deer harvested, 5 or 6 bucks topping 200 pounds.  Right around 10 % success rate.

 

Info per area wildlife manager.

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Wanderer

I bet that success rate goes up this weekend if the rain doesn’t get too crazy.

 

It should be 10% + Anyfish’s buck at least. 😉

 

At least you can have someone around to help you drag it out.

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monstermoose78

With 700 people 74 deer aint bad 

And  no bonus tags

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ANYFISH2
8 hours ago, Wanderer said:

I bet that success rate goes up this weekend if the rain doesn’t get too crazy.

 

It should be 10% + Anyfish’s buck at least. 😉

 

At least you can have someone around to help you drag it out.

I will be sure to call you!

 

But of course, you can do the same.

2 hours ago, monstermoose78 said:

With 700 people 74 deer aint bad 

And  no bonus tags

Unfortunately bonus tags are in play again.

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monstermoose78
23 minutes ago, ANYFISH2 said:

I will be sure to call you!

 

But of course, you can do the same.

Unfortunately bonus tags are in play again.

I liked the bonus tags in ripley as many people only were chasing trophies. I shot a fair number of does and fawns there. Only shot one buck and some idiots took it is was a nice 9 pointer.

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ANYFISH2

I guess I dont mind the bonus tags, but prefer it when it is a 1 deer limit.  Only because I like seeing a lot of deer.  Selfish I know, but!

 

I have yet to shoot a deer in Camp myself.  This will be my 16 Year hunting out of 20 years applying. Love Camp, even on the down years.  My time is  coming, I hope.

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Wanderer

I’m torn on the bonus deer tag.  Still don’t know if I’ll have one in my pocket for the hunt.  With the few memories I have of the glory days, yes, it would be nice to high numbers of deer again.  But really, weren’t there getting to be too many?

 

The peak population and two deer limit days collided with the two consecutive bad winters that seemed to trash the population of the whole county.  It’s back on the upswing though.  Hard for me to say what damage us bow hunters in Ripley can do by harvesting a few more does and fawns than wouldn’t otherwise be taken with a one deer limit.

 

I haven’t harvested a camp deer yet either.  Being picky when the numbers were high and then hunting the low numbers haven’t led to success.  But I’m hooked on it anyway.

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monstermoose78

I am picky too no little bucks, in camp but I will harvest a doe or fawn and let little bucks walk.

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