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Forum: Bowhunting
10-30-2012, 01:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,336
Posted By minnesotadeer

The thought is that your breath would be filtered...

The thought is that your breath would be filtered through the carbon mask and the scent mostly contained. The surgical masks, the one that sit flat against your face without any wires in them, are...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-30-2012, 06:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,336
Posted By minnesotadeer

I just keep my clothes in my hunting closet. I...

I just keep my clothes in my hunting closet. I used to bag my clothes up but it just seemed unneccessary so why do it? I agree that playing the wind is much, more important. Though I do still bag my...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-14-2012, 06:50 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 22,879
Posted By minnesotadeer

The tough "BLEEP" metality is pretty funny,...

The tough "BLEEP" metality is pretty funny, especially in a case such as the NJ situation where virtually everyone, hunters across the country, rallied behind the legal hunter except for the state...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-13-2012, 07:44 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 22,879
Posted By minnesotadeer

If Michael Vick can own a dog again, a...

If Michael Vick can own a dog again, a non-violent felon should be able to bowhunt. & +1 on all the hypothetical and real life examples shared above.

What about that guy in NJ, Armando Pioppi...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-07-2012, 06:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,118
Posted By minnesotadeer

How many states get one deer?

Meaning you pretty much get one tag total? Minnesota breaks the state into several hundred permit areas, the overwhelming majority are "Lottery," meaning you can take one deer and have to draw for a...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-07-2012, 01:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,409
Posted By minnesotadeer

Yeah, I agree. Sounds weird. I have only lost one...

Yeah, I agree. Sounds weird. I have only lost one deer Bowhunting the past 10 years. And that was a poor shot and we believe the doe made it according to our trailcams. A lot of gun hunters wound and...
10-03-2012, 08:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,386
Posted By minnesotadeer

Bowhunting for hogs near San Antonio?

I'm headed down for work and wondering if there are any suggestions on day leases or outfitters. I'd just have a couple of days to spend hunting. Thanks!
10-28-2011, 06:45 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 6,747
Posted By minnesotadeer

Good luck guys. I'm going gung ho and hitting one...

Good luck guys. I'm going gung ho and hitting one of my evening spots in the morning tomorrow since its the rut. I have to walk along the edge of a cut corn field for about 1/3 of a mile. Let's hope...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-28-2011, 06:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,354
Posted By minnesotadeer

Great post. I am going to hunt one of my new...

Great post. I am going to hunt one of my new spots tomorrow morning for the first time versus the typical evening hunts I've done a few times there during early season. It's 28 degrees tomorrow...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-24-2011, 08:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 720
Posted By minnesotadeer

Congrats and awesome. We have two beagles. It's...

Congrats and awesome. We have two beagles. It's illegal to use dogs here to track dead deer but I take these knuckleheads for a walk on their dual harness and they start tripping over one another and...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-24-2011, 08:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,318
Posted By minnesotadeer

I would check your local laws. Here the COs can...

I would check your local laws. Here the COs can and will shoot dogs running deer during season, but you can't - legally. Are the dogs friendly? Could you get them in your car or truck with some...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-24-2011, 08:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,810
Posted By minnesotadeer

Yeah, those 60 year olds are old and feeble. Lol....

Yeah, those 60 year olds are old and feeble. Lol. Seriously, I'd try to settle it without the CO. Chances are if he knows someone is watching he'll knock it off. Also, I doubt most COs would penalize...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-21-2011, 07:46 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 515
Posted By minnesotadeer

Texas!!!

So I might have to go to Texas twice for work in October next year and researching bowhunting ops. Not looking for a monster or to spend what it would take to get one. Just want to go bowhunting. I...
10-21-2011, 07:40 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 6,747
Posted By minnesotadeer

Congrats Monster! And I feel your pain PREDATE....

Congrats Monster! And I feel your pain PREDATE. Been out 4 times this year and saw deer each time, just no bucks. Not usual though, for the grounds I hunt. I have bucks on trail cams and looking...
09-30-2011, 08:31 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 6,747
Posted By minnesotadeer

I've been out twice. Lots of does each time but...

I've been out twice. Lots of does each time but nada in terms of bucks. I'm just hunting fringes of the farm right now because its corn everywhere and too thick to get into the spots I want to...
Forum: Bowhunting
09-30-2011, 08:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 681
Posted By minnesotadeer

How close is too close?

I've read a good spot to intercept deer can be on the inside edge of woods bordering standing corn as they'll feel safe there with cover on both sides and will feed along the outside edge of the...
Forum: Bowhunting
09-23-2011, 11:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,403
Posted By minnesotadeer

I just went ahead and ordered a Primos GroundMax...

I just went ahead and ordered a Primos GroundMax Escape Deluxe last night for $99 plus the 50 cent shipping. I own a decent number of ground blinds and like many of the cheaper ones as the more...
09-22-2011, 05:50 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 6,747
Posted By minnesotadeer

Good luck. I drove out at lunch yesterday to the...

Good luck. I drove out at lunch yesterday to the farm I hunt to put my a trail cam and realized the batteries were low. ARGHHH! I did some scouting though, and found a good spot set back about 15...
Forum: Bowhunting
09-22-2011, 05:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,403
Posted By minnesotadeer

The C store on the web has the Primos Big Game...

The C store on the web has the Primos Big Game Escape Deluxe blind on sale for $99 plus 50 cent shipping. By far the best ground blind I have ever owned though I have not went with the more expensive...
Forum: Bowhunting
09-19-2011, 06:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 426
Posted By minnesotadeer

What he said! Less is more in my opinion. I like...

What he said! Less is more in my opinion. I like to set up in the travel corridors as well and if I'm not seeing anything for a while later in the morning of mid-day then I'll rattle a bit and I give...
09-19-2011, 07:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 736
Posted By minnesotadeer

I would go by your hunting situation and worry...

I would go by your hunting situation and worry less about rubber vs lace up. I use knee high rubber because the terrian I hunt has drainage ditches, creeks and wetlands I need to slosh through on a...
09-18-2011, 06:25 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 6,747
Posted By minnesotadeer

Got out Saturday evening for three hours and...

Got out Saturday evening for three hours and does, does and more does. That's about what I expected but had hoped I might catch a nice buck off guard coming through right before dark. Worth a shot...
09-16-2011, 05:39 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 6,747
Posted By minnesotadeer

You guys that hunt ag fields, I might have went...

You guys that hunt ag fields, I might have went and did something foolish last night. I ordered a straw pop-up blind cover that's supposed to make my blind look like a giant square hay bale. Should...
Forum: Bowhunting
09-16-2011, 05:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,591
Posted By minnesotadeer

Great story and buck. That's the great thing...

Great story and buck. That's the great thing about bowhunting, despite all the scouting and efforts, you might not see anything or the biggest buck of your life might step right out in front of you....
09-15-2011, 10:10 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,238
Posted By minnesotadeer

Bingo. It's not an ethical issue. If someone is...

Bingo. It's not an ethical issue. If someone is not breaking the law, who cares so long as they are having a good time, enjoying their hunting experience? Guys in Minnesota get on their high horse...
09-15-2011, 09:41 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 6,747
Posted By minnesotadeer

Nice bucks WI! Team name sounds good to me.

Nice bucks WI! Team name sounds good to me.
09-13-2011, 07:06 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 6,747
Posted By minnesotadeer

Thanks! I plan to be in my blind on the point of...

Thanks! I plan to be in my blind on the point of a wooded ravine Sat afternoon/evening. It's a good set-up, hopefully. I've got 50 yards of beans in front of me with a marsh behind that and then a...
09-13-2011, 06:57 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,968
Posted By minnesotadeer

I would agree. If you're having good, legal fun,...

I would agree. If you're having good, legal fun, then more power to you! Ethics schmethics. If it's legal, it is ethical as far as the law - and myself - are concerned so that's good enough for me. I...
09-13-2011, 06:36 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 6,747
Posted By minnesotadeer

Checking in. Glad to be on your team and looking...

Checking in. Glad to be on your team and looking forward to a great year of hunting. I'll be hunting Minnesota as the name suggests. Don't let the avatar fool ya, I'll be after a buck. Just proud of...
09-13-2011, 07:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,464
Posted By minnesotadeer

I like the one pin too and with faster bows, it...

I like the one pin too and with faster bows, it should not be much of an issue within 40 yards. I noticed this considerably in moving from my Parker BuckHunter to my Diamond Outlaw this year. I've...
Forum: Bowhunting
09-12-2011, 11:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 620
Posted By minnesotadeer

Thanks for the response. Looking at the straw...

Thanks for the response. Looking at the straw blankets made to slip over your pop-up blind. They're $70 and look pretty convincing, though square. But I doubt a deer would say, hey, that's not a...
Forum: Bowhunting
09-12-2011, 11:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 826
Posted By minnesotadeer

I think you'll have more luck brushing them in...

I think you'll have more luck brushing them in when on the edge of the field unless your blind looks like a haybale or cornstalk bale. Conversely, I've left blinds out in the woods fairly open among...
Forum: Bowhunting
09-12-2011, 08:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 620
Posted By minnesotadeer

Haybale Blinds?

Anyone try one of these or make their own? Checking out a site that in addition to selling the blinds, makes straw blanket covers to pull over your old pop-up. May have to give this a shot for the...
Forum: Bowhunting
09-08-2011, 07:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,192
Posted By minnesotadeer

I'll keep paying the $3 a month. The shows aren't...

I'll keep paying the $3 a month. The shows aren't perfect but they're entertaining. Sure its not reality for most of us. Sure they only shoot freak bucks most of the time. But that's often fun to...
Forum: Bowhunting
09-08-2011, 06:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,425
Posted By minnesotadeer

Agreed, extreme and I mean extreme angles due to...

Agreed, extreme and I mean extreme angles due to shooting down into a ravine and so on will make such a difference, but if you're hunting fairly flat country, the most you're going to be off is a...
Forum: Bowhunting
09-08-2011, 10:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,702
Posted By minnesotadeer

I just bought a Diamond Outlaw and the manual...

I just bought a Diamond Outlaw and the manual that comes with it mentions upgrading the Razor Edge and Edge models to higher weight limbs for $84.99. I'm in the same boat. Going to get a bow for my...
Forum: Bowhunting
09-06-2011, 06:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,546
Posted By minnesotadeer

I would agree. Can't kill em if you're not out...

I would agree. Can't kill em if you're not out there but you also can't kill em if you spook everything out of the woods and fields. Again, you can hunt your best spot with success all year if...
Forum: Bowhunting
09-06-2011, 12:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,546
Posted By minnesotadeer

I would hit the hot spot all season - when the...

I would hit the hot spot all season - when the time is right. That might only be 3 or 4 times in 3 months depending on the wind, temperature, food sources, rut, ability to get in and out undetected...
Forum: Bowhunting
09-04-2011, 06:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,033
Posted By minnesotadeer

I have arrowed all of my deer from the ground. I...

I have arrowed all of my deer from the ground. I use treestands too but nowhere near as much as ground blinds, sitting in ones I've built myself using deadfalls and the surrounding landscape, and...
08-31-2011, 03:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 871
Posted By minnesotadeer

Not sure how great a photo of a buck standing...

Not sure how great a photo of a buck standing over a abait pile would look for publication or artistic purposes. I would just try and set up in the best spot like a hunter would and with a zoom lense...
08-28-2011, 03:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,436
Posted By minnesotadeer

Amen. Do what works for you. If you like Scent...

Amen. Do what works for you. If you like Scent Lok, go for it. If you like copper, which is the new rage, do it. They all HELP. They don't eliminate entirely. Again, for my money, baking soda in the...
08-28-2011, 03:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 891
Posted By minnesotadeer

Great! I would post this over on the bowhunting...

Great! I would post this over on the bowhunting forum and you will get more responses. Good luck to you and him!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
08-28-2011, 02:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,436
Posted By minnesotadeer

Sounds like spam to me. Wash up with odorless...

Sounds like spam to me. Wash up with odorless soap before you go hunting and try and keep scent to a minimum playing the wind. That's my tip to you all. Use Scent Lok or this new mumbo jumbo however...
Forum: Bowhunting
08-27-2011, 07:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,375
Posted By minnesotadeer

Also, not sure how hard the times are, but Rivers...

Also, not sure how hard the times are, but Rivers Edge makes a 13 foot ladderstand designed for portability (breaks down into a 30 plus pound backpack rig) for about $50 if you can find it on sale....
Forum: Bowhunting
08-27-2011, 04:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,375
Posted By minnesotadeer

BTW, good camo doesnt have to be expensive, just...

BTW, good camo doesnt have to be expensive, just match the ground your are hunting. And really, if you conceal yourself well enough using the landscape, you might just need a good shirt or coat and...
Forum: Bowhunting
08-27-2011, 04:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,375
Posted By minnesotadeer

I would get yourself some good camo that matches...

I would get yourself some good camo that matches the terrain or even a ghillie suit made for bowhunting. Or make one and then use the landscape to your advantage. Make sure you are up against a tree...
Forum: Bowhunting
08-27-2011, 04:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 527
Posted By minnesotadeer

I've always brought a rope along that measured 30...

I've always brought a rope along that measured 30 yards and used that to measure off from the tree or stand at the start of the season, memorizing or writing down landmarks. I bought the Wildgame...
Forum: Bowhunting
08-25-2011, 07:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 672
Posted By minnesotadeer

I just got one yesterday and tried it out today....

I just got one yesterday and tried it out today. I tried it out tonight and it works well enough. Basic but accurate and works well. I bought it from a big box store that starts with C and ends with...
Forum: Bowhunting
08-21-2011, 07:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 867
Posted By minnesotadeer

What can you afford? What do you want to spend?...

What can you afford? What do you want to spend? And then start shooting bows in that range at the pro shop. I just got a Diamond Outlaw package and really like it but to each their own.
Forum: Bowhunting
08-19-2011, 08:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 404
Posted By minnesotadeer

You can hunt in California? : ) Just thought I...

You can hunt in California? : ) Just thought I could bump this for you. In all seriousness, I get out to California for work quite a bit. Hopefully sometime in the fall when I could try to do some...
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