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erikwells

Mistermom, I had no idea you had roots out towards Brooten. I grew up in Willmar and my parents live on Games lake (New London) out that way. Small world.

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Well, actually my wife is from Brooten. I am real familiar with the area though. I was a camp counselor at Shores of St. Andrew and on our off day we would hang out at Porgies (?) in Spicer. Yes, church camp counselors do hang out in bars. My wife and I are probably going to retire out in Glenwood in about 25 years. I'm ready to go now. Fishing these metro lakes just can't compare.

I'm originally from Cambridge. My Dad's farm is 7 miles NE of there. It is no longer a farm, however, it is now 173 acres of pheasant, deer, grouse, duck, goose, and the occasional bear paradise thanks to CRP and the nations taxpayers.

I saw your thread in the pheasant forum. I know exactly what you mean.
I've had to toss people off my Dad's property a few dozen times every fall. I used to say to them, "Hey do you mind if I come to your place and barbecue in your backyard?" They would come back with, "well I don't have a couple of hundred acres...." That's why the state has WMAs, state forests, and hundreds of thousands of other places for you to hunt.

Sorry! Trespassers bug the hell out of me. Anyway, once I get the little darlings back in school we should hook up and do some outdoor activity before December and parenthood. Later.

mistermom

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erikwells

Sounds good to me. I have a 14 foot lund while we still have open water and a clam ice house once it get's cold. I fish alone a lot mostly due to proximity (I live in the sticks). Let me know when is a good time for you.

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mistermom

Let's compare schedules in September. I do get some free time during the week once the kids are in school. Weekends get a little booked.

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