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09-30-2020, 07:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 289
Posted By Fretwear

Awesome!!! That's a LOT of birds to clean.........

Awesome!!!
That's a LOT of birds to clean......
(I'm jealous, I've only knocked down one goose so far this year)
09-29-2020, 07:35 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 152
Posted By Fretwear

Mn waterfowl opener 09.26.20

Wood duck limit- 3 each
I've never seen as many Woodies as Saturday morning. A great time with relatives in central Mn.!!!!
Duck opener @ The Bunker 09.26.20.jpeg...
10-10-2017, 10:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,042
Posted By Fretwear

Sounds good!

Sounds good!
10-10-2017, 08:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,042
Posted By Fretwear

There is a huge variety of habitat and terrain...

There is a huge variety of habitat and terrain types in Minnesota, and most regions will have swampy wetlands, where are you headed?
...
11-01-2016, 07:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 762
Posted By Fretwear

Super excited here in Mpls....gonna take my...

Super excited here in Mpls....gonna take my daughter(12) out for her first deer hunt next weekend. She will be carrying her Great- Grandpa's old Ruger 44mag that I used to take my first deer. We're...
10-24-2016, 11:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 845
Posted By Fretwear

+1 hehe just try not to be constantly moving...

+1 hehe

just try not to be constantly moving while looking for all the "possibles".
10-07-2016, 07:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,380
Posted By Fretwear

Heard lots of birds get up last weekend but the...

Heard lots of birds get up last weekend but the leaves were still up and I couldn't see much at all. I'm headed up to hang deer stands tomorrow and hopefully the visibility has improved with the...
10-06-2016, 06:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 497
Posted By Fretwear

Ground blinds are fine...its just that you are...

Ground blinds are fine...its just that you are right down with the deer at their level and they generally look for threats on the ground also.
Tree stands get you up a bit so YOU can see farther...
11-13-2013, 07:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,044
Posted By Fretwear

Its been cold up here in Mn...yesterday it was 5...

Its been cold up here in Mn...yesterday it was 5 above when we walked (6:15) out to the stands.

My water bottle had ice in it when I needed a sip around 8am. I used Heat-factory handwarmers and...
10-29-2013, 06:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 574
Posted By Fretwear

Numbers are awful..... Spent 3 wnds in the...

Numbers are awful.....

Spent 3 wnds in the blind and saw less than 30 geese, even fewer ducks. NONE in the bag, no shots even fired in our whole group.

Worst I've ever seen it.

Central Mn is...
10-28-2013, 07:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 710
Posted By Fretwear

He's a beauty

He's a beauty
11-06-2012, 03:26 PM
Replies: 346
Views: 139,604
Posted By Fretwear

Opening morning 8:20 or so, somewhere in...

Opening morning 8:20 or so, somewhere in Minnesota.

Old reliable drops another!!!! This is the biggest for my 30-30.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v64/fretwear/10pointposer.jpg
11-01-2012, 07:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 671
Posted By Fretwear

Woo hoooo!!!

Yup, took tomorrow off and Monday and Tuesday......I'm headed up to meet the guys for breakfast at 9am tomorrow and then off to the hunting bunker to start working on my opening morning hangover!!!
Forum: Bowhunting
10-29-2012, 02:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 789
Posted By Fretwear

Three years in a row that I've had a...

Three years in a row that I've had a near-heartbreaking bowhunting encounter on the weekend just before firearm season opens....It's cool. It got my heart going anyhow, and I saw a bunch of other...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-28-2012, 07:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 789
Posted By Fretwear

Finally got a shot.

I was up at 5am last Friday and on the road up to one of the few areas we (Mn)can use a bonus tag. I was up and in my stand at about 20 minutes before sunrise and feeling pretty confident.

I had...
10-25-2012, 07:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,669
Posted By Fretwear

Opening morning, last season

Just past daybreak, there's always a flurry of shooting on opening day and last year was no exception. I knocked one down and heard a number of other shots also on the property that my family hunts...
10-23-2012, 09:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,247
Posted By Fretwear

I like to be in my stand 15-20 min before legal...

I like to be in my stand 15-20 min before legal shooting light (1/2 hour before sunrise). That's plenty early enough to beat the neighbors out so they chase deer right to me when they get in the...
10-23-2012, 06:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,347
Posted By Fretwear

Saw my first rub of the year on Saturday morning,...

Saw my first rub of the year on Saturday morning, got me going a bit. Other than that its been pretty slow for me.
I'm taking Friday off from work and am going to put forth MAXIMUM effort on...
10-23-2012, 06:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,786
Posted By Fretwear

Isn't it all from farm-raised deer? I...

Isn't it all from farm-raised deer?

I honestly don't know, but chasing wild deer around with a specimen cup seems a bit........:rolleye0011:
Forum: Bowhunting
10-23-2012, 06:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,083
Posted By Fretwear

I skipped the first archery wknd......but I've...

I skipped the first archery wknd......but I've hunted plenty since and I've seen exactly 1 fawn......and a flag going over a ridge.

Granted, I've been on mostly new spots due to the...
10-21-2012, 07:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 854
Posted By Fretwear

I was out all day yesterday and saw 2 red...

I was out all day yesterday and saw 2 red squirrels, about 15 blackcap chickadees......and the highlight of the day was....a tie between the new rub 5 yds from my stand and the biggest Redtailed hawk...
10-19-2012, 08:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,577
Posted By Fretwear

Ever try Mucks?

I bought a pair of these for this year.....

http://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/61993?pi=1032117&subrnd=0&qs=3016887_pmd_google_pla

I can't give them a review yet though....I've been out a few times...
10-17-2012, 07:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,435
Posted By Fretwear

All the bears that I've seen while deer hunting...

All the bears that I've seen while deer hunting (3) have taken off FAST.....they didn't want anything to do with me (thankfully). They can really move through the woods too, amazingly fast.
Forum: Optics
10-09-2012, 06:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,594
Posted By Fretwear

Mine came (used) with a Bushnell 4x Sportview WP...

Mine came (used) with a Bushnell 4x Sportview WP on it. I figured that I'd give it a chance...... and it works perfectly on that rifle. I haven't had to zero it in more than once
(I hope I didn't...
10-04-2012, 10:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,443
Posted By Fretwear

I just got a 3pk of Nockturnals in the mail this...

I just got a 3pk of Nockturnals in the mail this morning.After reading about the high dud rate of Lumenocks, Tracers ect. I was leery of defective ones, I had to take them out and test them.......all...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-01-2012, 01:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,294
Posted By Fretwear

I found a completed ebay listing...... ...

I found a completed ebay listing......
...
Forum: Technical
09-28-2012, 09:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 10,146
Posted By Fretwear

Yeah, it took mine a month or so of shooting...

Yeah, it took mine a month or so of shooting every day to settle in.....
Forum: Bowhunting
09-21-2012, 06:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,289
Posted By Fretwear

Getting pumped!!

I did a bunch of scouting on public land 2 wks ago. Tonite I'm headed up north and I'll be hunting come daybreak tomorrow!!!
WOOO HOOOO!!!
Hope I can sleep tonite!!!
Forum: Bowhunting
09-19-2012, 07:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 811
Posted By Fretwear

That's one that I've been drooling over.......I...

That's one that I've been drooling over.......I just shoot so well with my PSE Stinger that its hard to justify getting another bow (That would make 4, the wife thinks I only need 1....WTF?)
Forum: Bowhunting
09-19-2012, 07:04 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 7,056
Posted By Fretwear

Yup, guess I'll stay over here in Mn just to make...

Yup, guess I'll stay over here in Mn just to make sure.
Forum: Bowhunting
09-16-2012, 07:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 508
Posted By Fretwear

This, they work great. I've gone through a 6...

This, they work great.

I've gone through a 6 pk and every arrow flies perfectly.
Forum: Bowhunting
09-16-2012, 07:13 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 7,056
Posted By Fretwear

You do it all the time? lame....

You do it all the time? lame....
09-14-2012, 07:38 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 37,778
Posted By Fretwear

I've been shooting a PSE Stinger for three years...

I've been shooting a PSE Stinger for three years (I got back into bowhunting after a 15 yr hiatus). I keep drooling over the newer bows and can certainly afford one, but there's no real reason to...
Forum: Bowhunting
09-04-2012, 12:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 966
Posted By Fretwear

I got my third ever yesterday....mine was at...

I got my third ever yesterday....mine was at 35yds and I was PISSED!!.

Now I'm down to 2 arrows & gotta go shopping.

At least it was right in front of my brother (who has never done it) and the...
Forum: Bowhunting
12-04-2011, 06:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 868
Posted By Fretwear

This........ I had one and loved it at the...

This........

I had one and loved it at the time.
It doesn't compare to the newer bows at all.
11-27-2011, 07:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 14,376
Posted By Fretwear

Congrats on your deer!!! I've shot a few...

Congrats on your deer!!!

I've shot a few fawns over the years, one guy in our party shoots ONLY fawns. They are definitely the BEST eating, just not too much meat there.

I hunt with 6 or 7...
Forum: Bowhunting
11-22-2011, 07:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,099
Posted By Fretwear

I've got a LW Alpha that rocks.....I've been up...

I've got a LW Alpha that rocks.....I've been up and hunting in less than 5 minutes.

It literally takes longer to pick a tree to set it up in than to actually get it hung on.

I thought it was...
11-17-2011, 08:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 783
Posted By Fretwear

I've taken 17 deer with Granddad's old Ruger 44....

I've taken 17 deer with Granddad's old Ruger 44. None of them were over 85 yds though. I did miss a MONSTER 10 ptr once at about 125 yds. I personally wouldn't try for anything past 100.

I have...
11-10-2011, 05:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,928
Posted By Fretwear

Unfortunately, there are a LOT of guys who shoot...

Unfortunately, there are a LOT of guys who shoot where they THINK the deer is.....don't be one of them.

I was "bragging" last weekend at the hunting camp that I've fired 5 shots at deer with my...
11-10-2011, 03:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 474
Posted By Fretwear

The MN weather hasn't helped much....

My party has been hunting in Aitkin Co. and we've filled 4 tags out of 8. Everybody but one guy has gotten some shooting so we should have filled out already,but you know how it goes......we've had...
Forum: Bowhunting
11-09-2011, 05:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 970
Posted By Fretwear

That's AWESOME!!! I'm especially jealous of the...

That's AWESOME!!!
I'm especially jealous of the fact that it went down so quickly.....you see, I shot my first with a bow a week ago last Sunday and it ran off. After a hundred yds or so it went...
11-08-2011, 03:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,337
Posted By Fretwear

No tricks here.....

I had a gruntcall and lost it years ago.....never called anything, so I haven't replaced it.

I've had the same half-full bottle of doe urine for 5 years, lol.
I did have a buck follow a...
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