Not sure if anyone else saw this but the statewide pheasant report was released by the DNR yesterday and its up 42% statewide. Its the highest numbers in over a decade. A mostly mild winter and a dry spring likely accounted for lower mortality and a good hatch. There will be no shortage of birds...or hunters.
Just heads up, if you haven't already heard. Camp Ripley youth hunt has been cancelled for 2020.
Public hunts will not have a lottery, information and purchase dates will be released in August. This allows for a easier cancelation of the hunts.
St Louis county plows Moccasin pt road down to the boat ramp and a row of parking spaces on the south side of the road. Provides a fairly busy mid lake access right on the main snowmobile trail. Parking is limited, generally full/over full on nice winter Saturdays.
If you only knew how much I have done to help out youths hunting and fishing by donateing ,teaching and by being a positive role model, mentor. . Those that know me know how much it means to me to see a smile on a newbies kids face after he ices his first fish! In fact I just gave one of my clam pros to a buddies 14 year old son that is really getting hooked on the sport. How many are willing to do that 😉
Thought it was a bear digging in my garbage cans little did I know a smurfy would pop up from the ruins 🤣 Hope fully you get some use out of them 😀