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Forum: Midwest
11-08-2010, 08:55 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,696
Posted By Brocster

Thumbs up Congrats! Nice deer. The body looks a little...

Congrats! Nice deer. The body looks a little lean....is it just the angle of the picture?

A beauty! I am hoping the colder weather forecast for later this week get's the big ones moving. ...
Forum: Midwest
11-05-2010, 08:12 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,696
Posted By Brocster

I forgot to add that I have had luck with all...

I forgot to add that I have had luck with all kinds of calls.

In my area (Polk County), I use a light rattle sequence early in the morning or late. If it is 2 hours or later past sunrise, or...
Forum: Midwest
11-05-2010, 08:09 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,696
Posted By Brocster

I have had great luck and a lot of fun with...

I have had great luck and a lot of fun with decoys over the past years. It doesn't always work, so be patient, but when it does, you will have a blast.

I have had bucks come into the decoy setup...
10-30-2010, 02:27 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,656
Posted By Brocster

This is an interesting topic for me and the group...

This is an interesting topic for me and the group I hunt with and we are currently dealing with this issue and a dilemma it is creating.

Although I live in Minnesota, I have the great fortune to...
Forum: Midwest
10-30-2010, 07:55 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,696
Posted By Brocster

I was out all day near Siren. I saw 4 bucks and...

I was out all day near Siren. I saw 4 bucks and 10 does. One buck was a decent size, but for the most part everything was smaller.

One buck was grunting up a storm and chasing a doe. Fun to...
Forum: Midwest
10-25-2010, 02:40 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,696
Posted By Brocster

I spent quite a bit of time in the woods this...

I spent quite a bit of time in the woods this weekend and things have really heated up in NW part of the state. (I hunt the Luck and Siren area).

Scrapes and rubs were popping up daily, old...
11-24-2008, 07:28 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,136
Posted By Brocster

RE: no deer in two weeks

Learn to stalk/still hunt. It is VERY enjoyable, but, you have to be patient and carefull, otherwise, you will see deer, but only their flags as they hightail it out. Think no noise, into the wind,...
11-24-2008, 07:21 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,136
Posted By Brocster

RE: no deer in two weeks

If you want a buck, no. If you just want to see deer, maybe. If you are using the same stand over and over, you are really hurting yourself.
11-24-2008, 07:10 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,136
Posted By Brocster

RE: no deer in two weeks

Copied from a reply to a different but sim post--long story short, get out of your blind and stalk. SLOW

****

Well...I agree that the opening weekend stunk, but with a little different...
11-24-2008, 06:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,979
Posted By Brocster

RE: How was your opening Wisconsin gun hunt?

Well...I agree that the opening weekend stunk, but with a little different opinon on why. We hunt in Polk county on the NW side of the state. We are avid Bow hunters as well as rifle. This year, up...
Forum: Midwest
11-24-2008, 06:34 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,111
Posted By Brocster

RE: How was your opening Wisconsin gun hunt?

Well...I agree that the opening weekend stunk, but with a little different opinon on why. We hunt in Polk county on the NW side of the state. We are avid Bow hunters as well as rifle. This year, up...
10-31-2007, 08:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,604
Posted By Brocster

RE: Is a .243 a good deer gun?

I couldn't say it any better. I have used a .243 for 15 years, even though I also own a .270. The main reason is that I like the gun I use (an A-bolt Medallion), but, the caliber is absolutely...
10-31-2007, 08:06 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,386
Posted By Brocster

RE: Has your Rut begun?

Hunted all day yesterday in NW Wisconsin. It was very warm, but the deer were chasing. I saw two bucks chasing does, as did others hunting that day. Sightings of chasings from the road is also...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-31-2007, 07:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 315
Posted By Brocster

RE: Buck Decoying during bow season

I have been using decoy's for a few years now. I hunt in Wisconsin, in the NW part of the state. We ahve a good amount of deer and about a 2.5:1(guestimate) doe to buck ratio (just setting up the...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-29-2007, 03:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,067
Posted By Brocster

RE: First for me...

Very cool!!!! Congrats! and very nice shot btw....
Forum: Politics
10-29-2007, 03:26 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 4,352
Posted By Brocster

RE: This Global warming this really sucks..

This might be the most naive thing I have seen posted. What...you think he has waders on and pushes the poop around?????? $107 billion dollar industry in the U.S. alone, with some amazing engineering...
10-29-2007, 03:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 988
Posted By Brocster

RE: GUN STANDS - NORTHERN WI

SOOOOOOOOO TRUE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

As my wife says - "Wisconsin - where the men are men and the women are too!" (She's from WI)
Forum: Politics
10-29-2007, 03:10 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 4,352
Posted By Brocster

RE: This Global warming this really sucks..

Btw.... I work in the biz too.... I was up at AWWA a couple of months ago
Forum: Politics
10-29-2007, 03:08 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 4,352
Posted By Brocster

RE: This Global warming this really sucks..

I live in Minnesota, and today, I had an ice cream cone. In October! Now, I am not saying..... I'm just saying.....
10-29-2007, 03:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,432
Posted By Brocster

RE: What is the largest buck you will let pass you on opening day?

Ditto...

I passed up on two 2 1/2 year olds. Waiting for a P&Y to pass by. I am fortunate in that I have a reasonable chance to get one. Now...if my hunt was limited, or I needed the meat, I may...
10-29-2007, 02:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 607
Posted By Brocster

RE: Wisconsin Rut

CMSCAT - I hunt Polk. I am heading back tomorrow morning for the rest of the week. My father-in-law saw two bucks chasing does off of 35, by Luck.

This week should only get better and better....
10-29-2007, 02:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 988
Posted By Brocster

RE: GUN STANDS - NORTHERN WI

I am not sure I agree. If I had to have a rest for my shots, I would take about 1/10th the deer I have. I stalk, have stands, sit...etc.

20-30 yards is my bow range, not rifle. I understand the...
10-29-2007, 11:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,298
Posted By Brocster

RE: Proud Papa!

THAT IS AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I have two girls and I can not wait to take them hunting. My oldest is only 5, but she wants to sit with me this year. Sweet!

...
10-29-2007, 11:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 986
Posted By Brocster

RE: First Buck

Congrats on your buck!!!!
10-29-2007, 11:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 607
Posted By Brocster

Wisconsin Rut

Hi all,

Just a question and a few observations for the Wisconsin area hunters.

I was in the woods all day Sunday, and although I saw quite a bit of deer, no bucks were moving. Scrapes and...
10-26-2007, 08:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,146
Posted By Brocster

RE: Most Effective Way to Hunt the Rut

In NW Wisconsin, where I hunt, it is a 50/50 mix of fields and woods. I love to hunt on funnels/ridges by doe bedding areas. My best luck, and that of my hunting group, has always been in these...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-26-2007, 08:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,018
Posted By Brocster

RE: Is the Rut here Yet?????

I hunt in Polk county Wisconsin. I have seen deer running hard, and reports around me are the showing the same. Road kills seem to be up tremendously as well. Also, this week for work, I road tripped...
Forum: Bowhunting
11-25-2006, 08:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,203
Posted By Brocster

RE: Camp Ripley

It's a limited draw hunt on a military reservation in North Central Minnesota. Good quality deer do come out of there.
Forum: Bowhunting
11-11-2006, 01:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,043
Posted By Brocster

RE: STAND HIGHT

I am a firm believer that height is important for hunting whitetail and that a 16' foot base is the ideal minimum. If you can get 20' or more, so much the better.

I have not been scented yet...
Forum: Bowhunting
11-11-2006, 12:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 515
Posted By Brocster

RE: TRESPASSING

Good luck! Let us know how it goes
Forum: Bowhunting
11-11-2006, 11:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,259
Posted By Brocster

RE: deer

No, I would not shoot it. If you need venison, go for the does.

Let him grow, you will be happy you did. Still, if you think that you would be happy, go for it.
Forum: Bowhunting
11-11-2006, 11:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 758
Posted By Brocster

RE: Rut theory question?

It is all relative to the area.

In NW Wisconsin, where I hunt, anything about 55 degrees would shut the deer movement down right now. They have coats for and are adapted to temps less than...
Forum: Bowhunting
11-11-2006, 11:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,356
Posted By Brocster

RE: Euro mount and plaque pics

That is so ugly! Animals hanging in the house are so bad. I would never put that in my home office or........

Whew! OK, wife left the room so now I can type freely! :)

Awesome mount, so...
Forum: Technical
11-11-2006, 11:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 587
Posted By Brocster

Broadhead sighting in vs. field tip question

Hi all,

I have a question for you...

This year, I bought a Switchback XT. I love the bow and grouped the shots well. When I attached by 100 gr. broadheads, My shots all went to the...
Forum: Bowhunting
11-11-2006, 11:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 927
Posted By Brocster

RE: hottest you've hunted in

70's in Wisconsin.....

Deer were not mocing at all..

did you catch that 80 degree temp the other day South of the Cities? Man!

(I live in Prior Lake)
Forum: Bowhunting
11-11-2006, 11:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,482
Posted By Brocster

RE: HUNTN in the RAIN

If it is a light to moderate rain, sit tight if you can handle it. The rain helps you from a scent standpoint.

As the other posters indicated, right after a heavy storm can be fantastic. One...
Forum: Bowhunting
11-11-2006, 09:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 864
Posted By Brocster

RE: First Bow Buck

Congrats! Great feeling, isn't it!
Forum: Bowhunting
11-11-2006, 09:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,426
Posted By Brocster

RE: first archery buck 18.5" wide 7pt

Congrats!!!!!!!!! Excellent deer my friend!

He is either an old deer with a declining rack, OR, a hell of a young deer. I would guess that he is a 3 1/2 year old. Just a guess. He looks very...
Forum: Bowhunting
11-11-2006, 09:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 763
Posted By Brocster

RE: Back Shot Ethical?

For me, no. I would rather pass up a perhaps bad shot to not wound the deer. I, and I believer most, hunters take pride in executing solid shots.
Forum: Bowhunting
11-11-2006, 09:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 685
Posted By Brocster

RE: Problems with other hunters.... Flat tire

Talking the to the land owner is defiantely a must...

My first instinct is to confront the guy, but, these days, you never know.....
Forum: Bowhunting
11-11-2006, 09:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,081
Posted By Brocster

RE: How cold is to cold for you to Bow hunt??

Depends if I have a tag or not!!!

:)

Zero degrees F is my limit with no wind, with a strong wind, probably 10 degrees will only allow me to last about 1 1/2 hours.
Forum: Bowhunting
11-11-2006, 09:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,229
Posted By Brocster

What a great feeling!

I finally have the pic of my bow buck from the field.

The feeling I was referring to??..

I made a bad shot and was so worried we would not find this buck. I tracked him after a...
Forum: Bowhunting
11-11-2006, 09:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 384
Posted By Brocster

RE: would you??

As already said by others, you should be proud! Shooting a deer with a bow is a very hard task. The phrase "any deer with a bow is a trophy" is not too far off.

I have gravitated towards...
Forum: Bowhunting
11-11-2006, 09:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,003
Posted By Brocster

RE: SHOOTING FROM A TREE STANDING

When your leg starts shaking from buck fever and your at draw for 20 minutes cause you saw the deer working its way in and your breathing like a linebacker after a 100 yard run.......

Just...
Forum: Bowhunting
11-11-2006, 09:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 789
Posted By Brocster

RE: Probably the end of my bow season

I hope for the best and wish you and your wife happy times..
Forum: Bowhunting
11-09-2006, 09:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 438
Posted By Brocster

RE: Midwest/Wisconsin Question

Let me re-phrase that!

Are they still chasing and seeking hard (I had Gr8 action last weekend), or do you think they are locking up on does already....
Forum: Bowhunting
11-09-2006, 09:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 438
Posted By Brocster

Midwest/Wisconsin Question

Hey all,

I have a chance to get out all day tomorrow (can't wait!). The temps will be dropping, highs in the 30's with snow flurries.

I just am looking for your opinons...

Do you...
Forum: Bowhunting
11-09-2006, 08:57 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 7,177
Posted By Brocster

RE: Scent Lock B. S.

[quote]ORIGINAL: Campo




huhuh huhuh huhuh he said dingleberries....huhuhhh

:)

I have a scent-lok suit and have had mixed results, but, enough of a positive result that I feel...
Forum: Bowhunting
11-07-2006, 06:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,020
Posted By Brocster

RE: Hunting land question for all

Balsam Lake/Luck area TBone
Forum: Bowhunting
11-07-2006, 06:35 PM
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