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03-30-2016, 09:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,995
Posted By MZS

Not sure if it would help, but when I have put...

Not sure if it would help, but when I have put out deer lure such as urine products early (late summer), I have drawn in bears. This may help to get them started on your bait pile. The sticky stuff...
02-14-2016, 03:24 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,469
Posted By MZS

My guess is that the blaze pink is just a move to...

My guess is that the blaze pink is just a move to encourage more women hunters, particularly young women and teens. I doubt that there is much more to it than that. But no doubt the gear...
01-23-2016, 04:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,633
Posted By MZS

My wife and I always went to a great Mexican...

My wife and I always went to a great Mexican restaurant. The best! Then one time I got a small piece of a beer or pop bottle in my food. It has not been the same since! In fact I do not know if we...
01-03-2016, 07:38 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,633
Posted By MZS

Thing of it is, this Chinese restaurant perhaps...

Thing of it is, this Chinese restaurant perhaps had the best dog gone Chinese food you could find, being they did things their "own way". I make that guess based on other ethnic restaurants I have...
12-19-2015, 06:25 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,402
Posted By MZS

I wish you the best DJfan with your family health...

I wish you the best DJfan with your family health issues. May your family have as Merry a Christmas as is possible.
12-16-2015, 06:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,500
Posted By MZS

I see two dates on the map, 2005 and 2011. This...

I see two dates on the map, 2005 and 2011. This may have been a map even older. Prior to 2002, population was quite a bit higher up here in N. WI.
12-16-2015, 05:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,500
Posted By MZS

Not accurate for N.WI. Two years back, I would...

Not accurate for N.WI. Two years back, I would put the population in our area at about 5-15 per square mile after years of nearly unlimited doe tags given out. Now, the DNR has gone the other...
12-16-2015, 06:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,558
Posted By MZS

East wind is good if you happen to be standing...

East wind is good if you happen to be standing west of where you expect to see deer. It is bad if you happen to be standing east of where you expect to see deer. So scent is the only thing you should...
12-12-2015, 05:09 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,402
Posted By MZS

For a lung shot 15 minutes would probably be OK....

For a lung shot 15 minutes would probably be OK. I usually wait 30 minutes. More if it is not a good shot. Still wondering about the certainty of the hit (hair?) and where the hit was. As I...
12-12-2015, 04:41 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,402
Posted By MZS

Still wondering: Was there at least hair to...

Still wondering: Was there at least hair to indicate a hit? How long before tracking? How sure where the hit was?
12-12-2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,402
Posted By MZS

Well that is odd. A lung shot without a trace of...

Well that is odd. A lung shot without a trace of blood? How long did you wait after shooting to trail it? I am guessing you may have been a little high of the lungs - too high for the lungs and too...
12-12-2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 420
Posted By MZS

Trophy Doe

Read about the 22 point doe. Pretty weird!

http://fox2now.com/2015/12/03/missouri-hunter-harvests-22-point-deer-that-turns-out-to-be-a-doe/
12-10-2015, 07:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,121
Posted By MZS

I think Accuweather is pretty good. Not perfect,...

I think Accuweather is pretty good. Not perfect, but no forecast is. It is my first choice, and we have some very unpredictable weather near the big lake. Mostly the wind is what I am concerned...
12-09-2015, 12:36 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,984
Posted By MZS

Up by us in the northland, deer don't come so...

Up by us in the northland, deer don't come so easily, and if a tough winter is on the horizon, the most sensible thing to do for an antlerless tag is shoot a fawn. They run 70 pounds or so by us, so...
12-08-2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,330
Posted By MZS

For a deer that has been thoroughly deboned (rib...

For a deer that has been thoroughly deboned (rib meat too, as I do) about 50% is the yield. I would get a little more meat than 25 pounds from a 60 pound fawn in our area. Not sure how big deer are...
12-06-2015, 07:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,110
Posted By MZS

So 1 yes and 12 no votes. Truthfully, I don't...

So 1 yes and 12 no votes. Truthfully, I don't think I would eat it either but if I were in my later years then maybe yes. So 13 no votes. I would be, however more inclined to say yes than years back....
12-04-2015, 06:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,110
Posted By MZS

I have to wonder how many in SW WI don't bother...

I have to wonder how many in SW WI don't bother with the test? From what I am told, the test is not cheap. My brother no longer hunts down there because of the cost of the test.
12-04-2015, 06:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,110
Posted By MZS

Would You Eat This Deer?

In SW. WI a guy got an 11 pt buck. Butchered it up, wrapped, sausage, the whole works. Then got a positive CWD test result back. He chucked the meat. Would you? Not trying to start something here, I...
11-26-2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 5,693
Posted By MZS

I say good for you if you can get a deer at that...

I say good for you if you can get a deer at that range. You obviously have the equipment to do it. I shoot at the range I am confident at. That might be 120 yds max with what I have to work with and...
11-22-2015, 06:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 725
Posted By MZS

Chew with your mouth closed; don’t talk with food...

Chew with your mouth closed; don’t talk with food in your mouth; keep your elbows off of the table while eating; wash your hands after going to the restroom. If you bump into someone, say excuse me....
11-01-2015, 06:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,753
Posted By MZS

Yeah, I would never mark my hunting spot on...

Yeah, I would never mark my hunting spot on public land. I try to find spots near "fisherman's parking" so most folks don't even know I am hunting when I park. Never want to let others know I am in...
10-14-2015, 03:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 732
Posted By MZS

Middle for me. This provides the most insurance...

Middle for me. This provides the most insurance that a less-than-perfect shot will still be lethal.
10-13-2015, 04:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,107
Posted By MZS

On a few occasions, they seem to have attracted...

On a few occasions, they seem to have attracted bucks in the area when I applied them to a scent bomb that was up high so the bucks could not verify that they were fake. One time Tinks may have...
10-08-2015, 08:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,199
Posted By MZS

The head vs. meat question is ridiculous. For...

The head vs. meat question is ridiculous. For starters, it is illegal in WI and probably everywhere else to not recover the animal for meat, either for yourself or someone else. And secondly, for me,...
10-01-2015, 06:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,102
Posted By MZS

Unless you have a rhinoceros in your woods, I...

Unless you have a rhinoceros in your woods, I vote buck. No claw marks.
09-24-2015, 07:24 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,020
Posted By MZS

I can relate to that. I simply stumbled and...

I can relate to that. I simply stumbled and landed on a pointed stump in my side and ribs a little over a year ago. Could not breath at first. This led to back problems I now have. I am your age and...
09-18-2015, 07:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 8,017
Posted By MZS

The rye grass in your plot mix is a perennial -...

The rye grass in your plot mix is a perennial - it is a grass. Winter rye is an annual grain - you plant in fall, it comes up green with foot high blades similar to lawn grass. Then in spring it...
09-17-2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,648
Posted By MZS

No poisonous snakes but I think there are 2...

No poisonous snakes but I think there are 2 garter snakes and another 2 tiny fire snakes on my 30 acres. Have not seen one, however for over 5 years. Apparently, snakes don't care for winter 6 months...
09-12-2015, 08:04 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,482
Posted By MZS

If you are a meat hunter then of course you will...

If you are a meat hunter then of course you will shoot a big buck if you can. An 8 pt buck around here can be 180 pounds. Compare that to a 110 pound doe or spike, or even two or three fawn does....
09-12-2015, 06:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,455
Posted By MZS

There is a big difference between how you hunt...

There is a big difference between how you hunt birds vs deer. For birds, you typically walk and flush the bird out, shooting them on the fly (or on the ground if you do not care about sport). A dog...
09-07-2015, 07:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 363
Posted By MZS

You know that baiting is not allowed, but feeding...

You know that baiting is not allowed, but feeding is, provided it is removed at least 10 prior to hunting, right? http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/hunting/turkey/bait_feed.html
09-03-2015, 05:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 467
Posted By MZS

30-50 yards is typical, but 100+ yards is not...

30-50 yards is typical, but 100+ yards is not uncommon, even a good lung shot. For sure, if you hunt this and shoot a deer, do not make a single move or sound for at least 30 minutes after the shot....
08-28-2015, 01:23 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,245
Posted By MZS

With respect to CWD, my two fears are/were 1)...

With respect to CWD, my two fears are/were 1) Will it kill me? and 2) Will it kill all the deer?

With respect to the first concern, every report I have read dismisses any connection with CWD and...
08-25-2015, 01:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,539
Posted By MZS

Corn with apples, mixed, works well. All deer...

Corn with apples, mixed, works well. All deer naturally take to apples. And quickly to corn. To attract them in, smash an apple or two on a tree trunk.
08-22-2015, 06:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,194
Posted By MZS

Waiting for a bit more rain (tonight hopefully)...

Waiting for a bit more rain (tonight hopefully) so my winter rye comes up. Did some needed repair on a permanent stand and hornet spraying on a tower stand a week back. And a little removal of limbs...
08-19-2015, 07:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,459
Posted By MZS

Good buck! Yeah, that is an early season...

Good buck!

Yeah, that is an early season you have. Our bow season is early this year at Sept 12. Wondering if the bucks will have shed all their velvet by then.
Forum: Trail Cameras
08-12-2015, 12:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,401
Posted By MZS

I would be curious to know too! The cheap cameras...

I would be curious to know too! The cheap cameras I have picked up at Walmart worked for about 3 days. Luckily Walmart took them back for a refund. Two cameras for sure, maybe 3. Glad I did not order...
Forum: Politics
08-10-2015, 07:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 497
Posted By MZS

What a sad situation. I feel bad for the cops -...

What a sad situation. I feel bad for the cops - they are just tired and discouraged. Also I feel bad for the kids growing up in an environment where their dad is unknown, their mom is reckless and...
Forum: Politics
08-10-2015, 06:58 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,014
Posted By MZS

If there was a cougar in our neighborhood,...

If there was a cougar in our neighborhood, stalking livestock and small kids, that was bagged by some trophy hunter, I would feel the same thing as the local African. Glad.

And what hypocrisy on...
08-06-2015, 07:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,353
Posted By MZS

I think it is just a camera glitch.

I think it is just a camera glitch.
08-03-2015, 04:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 293
Posted By MZS

Do it right! Partial clear cuts are great. Too...

Do it right! Partial clear cuts are great. Too much of a clear cut will leave you with nothing for a few years, but eventually will give you some great cover. Plan out your harvesting with a wildlife...
Forum: Politics
07-30-2015, 10:05 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 6,820
Posted By MZS

Frankly, I can not see how this dentist would...

Frankly, I can not see how this dentist would knowingly break the law after spending this kind of money. To him, this was a dream hunt - why have the shadow of the law chasing you to ruin the...
Forum: Bowhunting
07-28-2015, 03:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 506
Posted By MZS

Good advice about practicing from different...

Good advice about practicing from different positions. I have done a little of this, but not nearly enough. Things you can do are shoot from kneeling, sitting on ground, or from a chair. And shoot...
Forum: Bowhunting
07-27-2015, 02:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 506
Posted By MZS

Anchor point, release, and follow-through are all...

Anchor point, release, and follow-through are all important, and can be controlled and focused on each time you shoot. Stance, however often can not be controlled - one needs to learn how to shoot...
07-24-2015, 01:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,412
Posted By MZS

I need to do some stand touchup work soon,...

I need to do some stand touchup work soon, inspecting, clearing shooting windows, etc. ! I like to be done with this by mid-August. My winter rye plot gets seeded toward the end of August and I...
Forum: Off Season
07-19-2015, 07:24 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,974
Posted By MZS

You hit on what makes these people tick - this is...

You hit on what makes these people tick - this is a religion to them. A type of New Age religion where the earth is worshiped and humans are just another animal that happened to have evolved a bit...
07-10-2015, 03:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,096
Posted By MZS

I have bumblebees in my shed walls - been there...

I have bumblebees in my shed walls - been there for years and I have never been stung. With the bee shortage, I just don't want to kill them. Hornets and yellowjackets are another matter however.
...
07-07-2015, 07:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,096
Posted By MZS

I can appreciate their benefits on my neighbors...

I can appreciate their benefits on my neighbors property just fine :patriot:
07-06-2015, 11:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 930
Posted By MZS

And old seed will germinate, although not as well...

And old seed will germinate, although not as well as new seed. I just planted some 5+ year old garden corn - about 1/2 to 1/3 of it came up.
07-06-2015, 07:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,096
Posted By MZS

Preventing Hornet's Nests in Stand

In one old stand last year, I had a huge hornet's nest right below where I would normally sit! :eek: I did not use this stand and only came across this in October after the hornets were gone.

They...
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