Went out and walked for some birds last weekend. Only walked a couple trails, I walked one on Friday Morning and one on Sunday morning. Saw two birds, one while walking on Sunday, but it was too far away to shoot and when I snuck op on where I thought it landed I never saw it again. The other one was when were we driving through Savana Portage State Park. I'm hoping to get out next weekend and walk some more.
I would love to hear if anyone else has had any luck so far this season.
Did the same thing, same days, and didn't see any, or flush any! 2 years ago we brought home a cooler full, I posted pic's and everything, but notta this time around. Can't slaughter everytime I guess...we were earlier this year and there is a lot of cover up yet, so maybe things will be better in a couple weeks.
Tonight was the first time we didn't get a single flush. We hunt north of Co Rd 1 in Crow Wing County. The birds are out there and it seems they are holding 50-75 yards off the logging roads.
Next Friday will be our last day of the season because trappers will be setting conibears on the 20th and there is no way to predict where my dog will find one. I'm a trapper and I can't predict where my dog will find one. My last dog was killed on Dec 17, 2011 and I won't risk my new dog.
It doesn't have to be this way. We need to change the way we use conibears like other states have already done.
If you've got short, stubby fingers and wear reading glasses, any relaxation you would normally derive from fly fishing is completely eliminated when you try to tie on a fly. ~ Jack Ohman, Fear of Fly Fishing, 1988