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DonkeyHodey

For the deer hunters out there:  This year rut was full where I was hunting.—got to watch a spooked doe charge past me, with a big buck prancing after her like Pepe-le-Pew (for all you loony-toon aficionados).  Harvested mine midweek. 😁

Despite this, I’m hearing rather mixed-to-poor reports of hunting success:   my general observation was I saw VERY few cars/trailers with deer on them in two trips back/forth from the Bemidji area (despite the full rut.)

 

From the DNR website:  2018 total harvest was 188,706

As of 11/17/19, DNR is posting total reported deer harvested currently at 134,752—even with ongoing hunting and upcoming muzzy season, I doubt an additional 50,000 animals are going to be harvested/reported…

 

For picture lovers, This isn’t the one I harvested but who doesn't like a good nature freak show, right?  (This lovely lady wandered by me ~2 years ago, and remains the most interesting deer I’ve seen from the stand…)

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eyeguy 54

transplants?? 

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eyeguy 54
4 minutes ago, Wanderer said:


You mean like tig ol bitties?

 

spendy I bet

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5 minutes ago, eyeguy 54 said:

 

spendy I bet

I think it depends on the work and type but 10,000$ is not out of the question 

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DonkeyHodey
21 hours ago, Rather_B_Fishing said:

That's the Dolly Parton of deer......

You guys...  🙄

This is like the old joke:

Ole went down to the public swmming beach at the local fishing hole.  He hoped to impress Lena and all her fine lady friends by wearing his tight swim trunks that showed off his "manliness."   Lars politely warned Ole that he didn't exactly have much to show off; Lars recommended perhaps Ole should tuck a potato into his Speedo.  Ole did. 

After strutting around, he was extremely disappointed:  Lena and her lady-friends only point and laugh/giggle/snort and roll their eyes...

Ole asked Lars, "what's the deal?" 

Lars told Ole, "next time, try tucking the potato in the front."

 

Sorry to break it to you fellas, but a deer's anatomy isn't like ours.  The ladies keep their mammaries in a different location, ya understand...

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eyeguy 54

Thanks for letting us know that.  Lol good ole joke 

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going4it

Terrible wind this weekend for me. Next weekend is forecasted 80s. Not the start I was hoping for 

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mulefarm
7 hours ago, Wanderer said:

No! 🙄  Did you?

No , my boys deer hunt, but I just waterfowl.

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9 hours ago, going4it said:

Terrible wind this weekend for me. Next weekend is forecasted 80s. Not the start I was hoping for 


Yah, she’s a bit much.  We’re forecasted to get gusts to 40 today.  My SIL was out yesterday and said the skeets were horrible.

 

One friend got a doe in WI last weekend and cooler aged her for a couple days.  He said the meat turned out great.

 

9 hours ago, mulefarm said:

No , my boys deer hunt, but I just waterfowl.

 

That’s what I’m getting ready for too.  

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    • Wanderer
      Same latitude as your turf but at the western end of the state yesterday.  Water temps are around 40 on the big water but the small ponds are freezing or capped already.  Birds are on the move big time including light and dark geese and swans.   Some small ponds that were partially open had a few birds on them that appeared to mostly be hooded mergs.   We had a spoony shoot with a few others mixed in. GWT and BWT (loner), gadwall, and buffleheads.  We saw blue bills and golden eyes but no shots fired on them.  3 man limit.  
    • Coleman
      Anyone been on the Chain or Big Birch within the past 3-4 days?  Just curious what the water temps are hovering around.  
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    • BigVTim
      Yikes! Looks like it would be hard to launch and load with the ice on the ramps.  
    • JerkinLips
      McKinley Park parking lot is plowed regularly but is often quite busy.  Fortune Bay would be another option but I assume the parking lot is for guests (or customers).
    • monstermoose78
      Had fun diver hunting but my partners sucked at shooting worse than me. First flock I let them shoot and I dropped one it was a ringer and Finn chased that suck way out in the lake and around. Ended up with one merganser and my hunting partners never touched a duck.
    • SkunkedAgain
      In years past, Jack and other owners of the Landing used to keep the boat launch plowed next door. The last owners of the Landing didn't do it. I've asked several times while frequenting the Landing this summer/fall, and it sounds like they do not plan to keep the lot open either. Are there any other public launches on the lake that are regularly or semi-regularly plowed for people to park sled trailers?
    • monstermoose78
      Good luck I heard a report today lots of lakes are frozen
    • BobT
      Wow, I posted that information almost a decade ago. Those definition points I posted are not my opinion but if I remember correctly, I believe they came from the Hunting Handbook. As I posted.... • Crossbow hunters may not party hunt with firearms hunters. • Crossbow hunters may party hunt with archery hunters if they possess an archery license with a crossbow disability permit.   I'm not aware of any change in the law since then. 
    • JerkinLips
      Made it out for 4 hours yesterday and all I caught was this 25" walleye and a 22" northern.  Didn't have a bite in 2 hours last night and didn't see the people fishing by me pull up a fish.  Water temp was 37.4°F and there was a lot of green globs floating in the water.  Maybe that was from the water turning over (heaviest at 39.16°F).  I will blame that for the poor fishing rather than my lack of fishing skill (which I know I have).   Hoodoo point landing (2nd photo) had a little shore ice and McKinley Park (3rd photo) was totally clear as was Stuntz Bay.  With low temperatures in the teens the next 3 mornings I would expect ice to start forming along some shores.  Pulled my boat out of the water but could easily put it back in if the lake stays ice-free and I get my buck early.
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