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Domino Dave
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Daily Subscription Msg 11 Posted: 08:52 PM 10/31/17 (CST)
Oh yeah yah know der eh!!!

Be sure to understand this! That highway 70 in Rock Creek is really the dividing line for that! LOL wink smiley
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Daily Subscription Msg 12 Posted: 07:54 AM 11/01/17 (CST)
Nothing good happens North of 70. Also known as the MN equator.





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Daily Subscription Msg 13 Posted: 10:16 AM 11/03/17 (CST)
Okay, enough of the banter! Tomorrow is the day! Time to get serious! LOL

Good luck everyone! I hope a big one makes a serious error in judgement for all of us!!!
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Daily Subscription Msg 14 Posted: 11:49 AM 11/07/17 (CST)
Been steady flow coming in for me to cut! Lots of 1 1/2 year old forkys and spikes...

Hopefully Dave is squatting on Ole Big Toes...



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Daily Subscription Msg 15 Posted: 06:29 PM 11/07/17 (CST)
Bad news, we got about 18 inches of snow on the ground up there! It snowed for 3 days, 7 inches on opening day alone! Heavy, wet, sticky snow, that turned to concrete after it turned colder. My 50 minute walk to the big boys territory turned into a 2.5 hour marathon of leg torture! The trails are covered with bent over trees of all sizes, roads too, which means a chainsaw is required driving equipment. Big trees falling everywhere.

If and when you can get to your tree stand, it's covered with snow, the tree will be plastered as well, and visibility is only 15 to 20 yards at best. It really sucks up there!

Then the weather turned cold, so everything is just staying put and not melting! UGGGG!!!!

And, the 4 wheelers won't even go through this stuff very well or at all.

And with the full moon, not a lot of deer movement during daylight hours. And when they are moving, they aren't moving around much at all.

So hopefully, things will be better this 2nd weekend, but I doubt it! And missing out on hunting this giant is just making me ill!!!!
8 of us on opening weekend hunted, zero deer killed. Only 1 deer seen from a stand site. 4 others while on the move to and from stands in 3 days!!! Not what I had in mind this year!!!

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Daily Subscription Msg 16 Posted: 11:55 AM 11/09/17 (CST)
Tough Hunt Dave! Dang...

I've been getting 2-3 deer per night. Im not loosing ground but Im not gaining. Very busy around my house with the guys coming over in a day.

Get out there and get some of those rats off the road people!



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Daily Subscription Msg 17 Posted: 12:20 PM 11/13/17 (CST)
A good number of deer in this weekend!

Things were moving!



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Daily Subscription Msg 18 Posted: 03:57 PM 11/13/17 (CST)
Nothing was moving where I was on friday and Saturday. I got to my bow spot set up for south/east winds about noon on Friday only to find my ground blind collapsed under the weight of all the wet snow. The support pole I put in to guard against that broke and was apparently useless. Took me about a half hour to get it dug out and popped back in place. Nothing was broken on the roof hub so its all good. Although it made so much noise getting it dug out and the ice off I'm sure it killed my evening hunt. Hunted Saturday morning and saw nothing.

Saturday afternoon turned into a work day. Took awhile to get the ground blind dug out and thawed enough to fold up and bring home. Also did some scouting and got a ladder stand moved to a better spot. In all the walked we did on Saturday we only saw one set of fresh tracks in the snow which likely were from overnight. Thats the curse of hunting small parcels. If they aren't there you don't have a lot of options to go find them.

I think that wraps up my season. Finally tally for the season 6 days of hunting spread out over 3 weekends, 1 deer in the freezer from the first day out, and one 4 year old kid who is very excited for me to go again next year so that she can come with again. I'll call that a successful season despite no big bucks.


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Daily Subscription Msg 19 Posted: 01:16 PM 11/14/17 (CST)
If hunting was easy everyone would do it!

Its a good life lesson that you get what you put into it!





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Daily Subscription Msg 20 Posted: 02:02 PM 11/14/17 (CST)
I started hunting maybe 6-7 years ago and have now done 4-5 years of rifle hunting and 2 of bow. Its been a HUGE learning curve and most of it has been done alone. Learning it on my own has been very slow, very frustrating, but at the same time very rewarding. Each season I feel like I can look back and see the progress I've taken, the things I've learned, and the good decisions I've made that I may not have a season or two prior.

I'm really looking forward to next year with another year of scouting and learning under my belt. I feel like I've done the work and learned from enough mistakes that I will be putting myself in good positions to get the job done consistently.

I've still got more work planned with a food plot and some trail clearing that will start in the spring but I'm looking forward to every second of it.




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