I've posted a bulletin on the Fishing topic, but though I'd post on the hunting topic. I love hunting and would love to explore the large whitetail deer in minnesota. I recently relocated from California to Minnesota and have hunted for the past 11years, harvested many games (deer, bear, hog, and small games). Any advise would help and appreciated.
The biggest challenge to hunting in Minnesota is finding the land. There is no shortage of public hunting land but it can take time to find public land that isn't already being heavily hunted.
If you want to hunt deer in MN keep in mind that roughly the lower third of the state is shot gun/slug only for firearm season. The upper 2/3 is open to rifle.
Depending on where you are located you can start venturing out any time to start finding public land if you don't already have private land to hunt. While scouting look for signs of hunters as much as signs of deer.
In general the further from a road you are willing to go and the harder the place is to access the less hunters you'll have around you.
I hunt in the northern part of the state so its all big woods with small lakes and hills. Our best strategy has been to find pinch points between 2 bodies of water. The deer will be forced to funnel through these areas as they move around. With the food source being scattered it can be tough to pinpoint exactly where they are feeding in the big woods so these travel corridors are a good place to start.
If you can tell us where you are in the state and where you think you might want to hunt we can maybe give you more specific advice.
Boy, if I just moved to MN and wanted to start hunting of fishing in this state, I'd have no idea where to start! So many options for lakes and rivers! And cropland and woods galore for hunting options!
I think this is the perfect site for you! You will get lots of help if you ask. You have a lot of research to do to even begin to narrow down what you'll be asking about. But when you get there, ask! We will do our best to help!
Everyone on here has their specialty, or go to lakes. Welcome aboard!
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Even eminent chartered accountants are known, in their capacity as fishermen, blissfully to ignore differences between seven and ten inches, half a pound and two pounds, three fish and a dozen fish. ~ William Sherwood Fox, Silken Lines and Silver Hooks, 1954