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  1. Thread: Ticks

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    Wow. Thats early for them, you must be in a hot...

    Wow. Thats early for them, you must be in a hot spot for them. Years ago was told that they can be active almost any month in MN.

    So yes, good reminder, treat your dogs (I use Nexguard) and wear...
  2. Thread: winter so far

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    winter so far

    How has your winter been so far, those that live in S and W MN? My guess is that the pheasant and deer have had a decent winter so far. Tomorrows storm could change all of that. Here is hoping for a...
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    Residents view of winter so far

    Hi all

    I am wondering, from a ND residents experience view, how your winter has been so far on wildlife populations so far. We know of the 3-4 storms that hit your state hard. So in your area,...
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    Huns (gray partridge) are introduced, sharpies...

    Huns (gray partridge) are introduced, sharpies only native. Dry years really benefit Huns, started hunting Sask late 80s and they were everywhere. In the early 90s the rains came back and their...
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    Hunted W Central MN a few days before Christmas....

    Hunted W Central MN a few days before Christmas. Used to hunt it a lot in the early 90s. Swamps/sloughs were dicey, that snow before Thanksgiving knocked down patches of cattails which insulated the...
  6. Thread: milder

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    Glad I waited. Doggone windy this morning. I'd...

    Glad I waited. Doggone windy this morning. I'd like to think I'm older and smarter but its really softer, isn't it? Not willing to push as hard as we did when younger. Am hoping towards the end of...
  7. Thread: milder

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    milder

    Who is going out now that the weather is finally warming? Although I would say the winds sure still have a bite, and the next day or 2 looks plenty windy. Maybe I'm just showing my age, but gonna see...
  8. Thread: Again?????

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    Again?????

    So you're getting smacked with another blizzard-wow, 2 in 2 weeks! Thats gonna hurt the pheasants, sounds like the snow won't melt away anytime soon with the amounts and drifting.

    I have noticed...
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    Just got back from the SW, we decided to quit...

    Just got back from the SW, we decided to quit after 1 day of hunting with the ground blizzard. Tues found us motel bound with winds gusting to 50 mph and blowing/light snow. My guess is around 3"...
  10. Thread: big hit

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    big hit

    What an abrupt change to winter. Was in the cities Fri-Sat-Sun, high winds and lots of rain. Got home (between Crosslake and Pequot). What a mess! 12" of wet snow after a lot of rain, small trees and...
  11. Thread: whats up

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    whats up

    Just wondering how folks are doing in W MN? Haven't hunted that area for several years. You don't need to be specific just how its been what you've been seeing any observations.

    Dang what a great...
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    It ain't all gravy in the SW

    Returned after a 4 day hunt in SW NoDak. Last hunted there 4 years ago. Definitely not as many birds or cover as before. Dry, so much of the CRP was hayed. Dry, as in poor brood success. Much more...
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    The furthest North I have seen a pheasant in MN...

    The furthest North I have seen a pheasant in MN was W of Baudette back in the 70s, obviously a released bird. Most of the time when you see such a bird its either a game farm escapee or someone...
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    moisture and harvest

    Heading to SW MN next week, wanna skip the opening weekend zoo. Just wondering how the harvest is going, I know, I know, I can read the weekly report online but am wondering what anyone is seeing out...
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    WILD quail hunting

    I am an average schmo from Minnesota who is wondering if its worth the drive to Indiana to hunt wild quail. Back in the late 80s had a chance to hunt it, a friend who grew up in Indiana but was...
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    Cool Wish you luck. You can't camp on Waterfowl...

    Cool Wish you luck. You can't camp on Waterfowl Production areas or most state wildlife management areas. I would suggest camping in any of the smaller towns that have campgrounds, and many do. Just...
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    Early to mid 70s hunted sharptail and ruffed...

    Early to mid 70s hunted sharptail and ruffed grouse near Baudette. Old, old farmland that had brushed in. We had some success, but then the ag boom took off and every year we had to find a new place...
  18. Thread: 2016

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    I always liked hunting sharpies and huns, its...

    I always liked hunting sharpies and huns, its been a while since I did. Both good eating birds and huns especially.

    Now that the MN pheasant counts are out, well I look forward to hunting MN. Is...
  19. Thread: Wet!!

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    Wet!!

    Wow What a wet July and August. Just heard that Princeton-Milaca area got 8" yesterday. I have a feeling that we'll be wearing our muck boots this pheasant season and that some upland cover will be...
  20. Thread: 2016

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    2016

    I know it will be a little bit yet before the roadside counts are in. So I am wondering what folks are seeing, or have heard from others, from throughout S and W MN. Obviously I am not trying to hit...
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    To the north, I've only hunted at Baders. Its...

    To the north, I've only hunted at Baders. Its been around for a long time, and the wife and husband now running it, well they are great people, and she is the daughter of the past owner-her father. I...
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    Alright Randy! I have been looking at the SW and...

    Alright Randy! I have been looking at the SW and rest of panhandle area on BING maps. I love the resolution of their satellite imagery. Lots of hardscrabble lands for sure. Hadn't thought about the...
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    Thanks QuailBob. Was wondering if I was going to...

    Thanks QuailBob. Was wondering if I was going to get any replies. Its a start.

    Why Nebraska? Because ND and SD season ends Jan 3, and I can't squeeze in a 3-5 day trip between now and then.

    We...
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    First timer maybe

    Hi all

    I've never hunted Nebraska before but am considering it. I have 9 month old lab pup I'd like to get into more birds. I've hunted SD and ND in the past, and this year hunted MN only. I am...
  25. Thread: Western ND Hunt

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    I honestly don't know what you guy are talking...

    I honestly don't know what you guy are talking about. I'm on my 5th lab and never have had them not eat all their food, hunting or at home. I totally agree with waiting at least half an hour after...
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