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2020 gun deer season ?


monstermoose78

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Good Luck to all this year!  will be warm, but that will just make it easier to sit all day in the woods and watch the natural world move by!  

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Looks warm on Sat/Sun, but a big weather change is coming in on Monday and all of next week looks like 30's and no hurricanes in sight.

 

Remember to exercise patience because there will likely be more hunters out there this season too if it follows the same pattern everything else has related to the outdoors in 2020.

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Not many deer in the arrowhead!! 9 shots heard for both days and two were my brother. Seen a button buck yesterday but no doe tag!! 

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Saturday morning there was good deer movement, better than I anticipated. My partner shot a fork, i passed a doe and smaller 8 pt. Only hunted Sat morning as i wanted to butcher the one we had because of the warm weather. So Sat evening i did a little drive around to some of the local public land spot. Holy moly, I know the warm weather helped, but there were more cars parked in places that i have never seen them before. Kind of cool to see the resurgence in hunting to the level it has been. 

Gonna get back out Wednesday, maybe we'll have some snow on the ground.

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Update on the buck I shot at. I did hit him just forward and a little low. My cousin found him today fighting off a coyote. My cousin shot the buck and could not get the coyote. 

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Between wolves and some bad winters our deer up north are pretty scarce. I see more moose and their tracks now than whitetail.

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https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/mammals/deer/management/statistics.html

Total harvest this year:  195,010.  (last two yrs. were 183,000 (2019) and 188,000 (2018)...  further more look back a few years--2014, 139,000...)

 

Harvest doesn't tell the whole tale, (and I know certain counties are up while others are down) but these numbers indicate the statewide-herd would seem to be thriving.

If you like lotteries, when you look at total licenses sold, ~1/3 of all tags sold are getting filled; I like those odds.

(*brag alert* ...and I'm beating "the house" pretty handily ?)

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I also read the other day that 2020 was a record harvest for turkeys last spring, 13996 birds.  The previous record was in 2010 at 13467.

 

I think a major role in these record harvests is the result of the pandemic.  More people participating is going to result in more people harvesting.  Same with fishing, camping, boating, etc.

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Indeed. People are really enjoying the outdoors. ?

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