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GetTheFrabill
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Daily Subscription Msg 1 Posted: 03:25 PM 08/13/07 (CST)
My dad, brother, unlces, cousins, and myslef all used to hunt a piece of land just north of Garrison, MN. Last year a few months proir to opener we got the bad news that it was being sold. We weren't able to come up with the money ourselves and so we lost it. It never really was ours, my uncle was kind of grandfathered into it. So, last year we all split up and found different places to try our luck. I don't think any of us got one. My big question is, what is there to do? I LOVE deer hunting and it just kills me that I cannot find a piece of land with more than 50 feet of room between me and the next guy while on public land. ANY ideas? Do I not go on the weekends and try to get there during the less hunted week day? Do YOU know of any land that is available to hunt in the Aitkin area? What's a guy who just wants to sit in the woods by HIMSELF and maybe take a shot at a deer to do?
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Daily Subscription Msg 2 Posted: 03:41 PM 08/13/07 (CST)
Try picking up bow hunting. I don't really hunt but I have heard that far less people go out bow hunting. If you head out on a week day I am sure you would have alot more land to yourself. Its probably safer as well. Whens the last time you heard someone shot with an arrow in a bow hunting accident?


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Daily Subscription Msg 3 Posted: 03:43 PM 08/13/07 (CST)
There is quite a bit of Tax forfeited land in the Atkin area.
Get a plat book and hit the pavement looking for the path least traveled.
Another good idea is to contact the local CO and ask him/her if they can recomend any areas that might have recently opened up.
Savanah State park also has a special permit hunt.
Invest in a good gps and a climber and get back in the woods were no one else will go.
I hope you find something!



GetTheFrabill
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Daily Subscription Msg 4 Posted: 04:39 PM 08/13/07 (CST)
I am actually going to look at a bow this week. Any suggestions for a newbie?
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Daily Subscription Msg 5 Posted: 05:12 PM 08/13/07 (CST)
Hey Nevedogg316,

Well there are a great many good bows out there today. A lot depends on your prefered hunting styles and how much you want to spend on those pursuits.

I personally use a Darton Maverick that has a 60-70 pound draw range. I personally shoot at about 65-67 pounds. It shoots fast and flat..a real slinger. I have been very, very pleased with it. You can probably pick one up in the neighborhood of 400.00-425.00 with no accessories. The Darton Yukon is a similar bow that shoots much the same and I have used it a good deal as well. The Darton Yukon would be a little less pricey. If you are in a position to spend a little more the Parker bows are excellent choices. However, depending on your personal preferences and pockets you can spend from 150.00-1000.00 before you add any accessories.... just depends on your wants, needs, and desires.

I also hunt some with traditional recurve gear as well. It is a very enjoyable back to earth way to enjoy the outdoors. You normally need to be a bit closer to take the shot and that helps me to focus on and refine my outdoor skills and sensibilities. Bear archery has some good models for this..the Kodiak, Kodiak Magnum, and Kodiak Supreme are ones I personally have used and would be glad to recommend or carry into the field. Darton also has a good series of traditional recurve bows as well. A good recurve is generally priced in the ballpark as a compound... again just depends on your wants and pockets.

Another good thing to do is just put the word out in the bow hunting community. You can often pick up a used one for pretty cheap.. try it a few years and see if it's your thing.. then purchase one a little later that is exactly what you want if bow hunting is something you want to pursue whole heartedly.

I'm sure some other guys will throw in their 2 cents for their prefernces as well. One word I would say though... GET WHAT YOU WANT TO START WITH. If a guy doesn't it seems we are always unhappy with what we have. Go to the shop, shoot several, get advice from folks who have used that bow, and practice, practice, practice! NO BOW CAN MAKE A SHOT FOR YOU REGARDLESS OF NAME OR PRICE.. THAT MAKING OF THE SHOT LIES IN OUR HANDS WHEN WE LOOSE THE STRING.

Good Luck !

Jason "The Fisher" Pence
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Daily Subscription Msg 6 Posted: 05:07 PM 08/28/07 (CST)
I'm about to buy the Gander Mountain Guide Series TecHunter Elite. Has anyone shot this bow yet? How about the Diamond Black Ice becuase thats the only bow that is being compared to it?
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