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Offline CO TOM

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Help getting started
« on: January 08, 2019, 06:41:37 AM »
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My son relocated to Minneapolis area.  I miss him and my old fart Colorado buddies aren't hunting anymore.  Looking for whitetail opportunities, seems like private land is the way to go for new to MN types.   Anyone have feedback on Ten Point Lodge near Caledonia? :bambi:
 
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Re: Help getting started
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2019, 06:46:34 AM »
Can't say that I have heard of it. So sorry can't help you there. I hunt both private land and public land up here by the Canadian border. Good luck to you and welcome to MNO!!!
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Re: Help getting started
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2019, 06:54:48 AM »
Can't say that I have heard of it. So sorry can't help you there. I hunt both private land and public land up here by the Canadian border. Good luck to you and welcome to MNO!!!
Thanks, any lodges or clubs you'd recommend up your way?
Also, I hope to fish up your way next summer.  Any recommendations for a great place to drag the 5th wheel hunker down & kayak fish?
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Re: Help getting started
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2019, 08:20:26 AM »
Actually, I'd say the opposite.  If you have the resources to go with outfitter lodges or private hunt clubs, go for it, but in MN we are blessed with TONS of public land for deer hunting.  Make no mistake, you'll have to work hard for your venison and harder for a trophy, but it can be done on public land.

Sorry, I don't have experience with lodges and clubs for deer hunting.  I'm sure you'll hear soon enough, but CWD has recently been detected in Houston County west of Caledonia.  I don't know exactly what that will mean for deer hunting down there next season, but it will probably include restrictions regarding transportation of meat and trophies.

You might check out these guys for kayak fishing opportunities...

https://mnkayakfishingassociation.org/
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Re: Help getting started
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2019, 08:58:53 AM »
Can't say that I have heard of it. So sorry can't help you there. I hunt both private land and public land up here by the Canadian border. Good luck to you and welcome to MNO!!!
Thanks, any lodges or clubs you'd recommend up your way?
Also, I hope to fish up your way next summer.  Any recommendations for a great place to drag the 5th wheel hunker down & kayak fish?

I am near Lake of the Woods area. There are resorts and lodging all over around here. Not sure how many of them are open during deer season. That is something you would have to check into.
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Re: Help getting started
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2019, 09:22:58 AM »
Actually, I'd say the opposite.  If you have the resources to go with outfitter lodges or private hunt clubs, go for it, but in MN we are blessed with TONS of public land for deer hunting.  Make no mistake, you'll have to work hard for your venison and harder for a trophy, but it can be done on public land.

Sorry, I don't have experience with lodges and clubs for deer hunting.  I'm sure you'll hear soon enough, but CWD has recently been detected in Houston County west of Caledonia.  I don't know exactly what that will mean for deer hunting down there next season, but it will probably include restrictions regarding transportation of meat and trophies.

You might check out these guys for kayak fishing opportunities...
Thanks!

https://mnkayakfishingassociation.org/
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Re: Help getting started
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2019, 07:39:18 AM »
Steve Oh
Thanks. The kayak guys seem tournament oriented--do you have any feedback about them.
Re resources--we don't have a lot but with me out of state and my son working full time I thought we'd get going via someone's farm versus a limited knowledge limited scouting attempt.
Thanks again


https://mnkayakfishingassociation.org/
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Re: Help getting started
« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2019, 07:48:53 AM »
Welcome, CO TOM! Can't help ya a lot on the kayaking, but I know there are a lot of outfitters in the Mpls/St Paul area.....my couisn lives up there, spent a lot of time up there. Here's some lakes in that area to hit, maybe call some of the outfitters in Mpls for info....


https://www.minneapolisnorthwest.com/2016-visitors-guide/2016-summer/minneapolis-northwest-is-built-for-kayak-fishing/
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Re: Help getting started
« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2019, 08:16:42 AM »
Welcome to MNO! A lot of good guys here, I hope someone will have some good info for you. I don't hunt but  :fish2:  a lot, mostly the Cutfoot/Big Winni area.
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Re: Help getting started
« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2019, 08:22:54 AM »
Welcome to MNO! A lot of good guys here, I hope someone will have some good info for you. I don't hunt but  :fish2:  a lot, mostly the Cutfoot/Big Winni area.
well, he puts his line in the water alot!!!!!!!!!!!!! :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:

sorry i cant help much in southern minnesota. i turkey hunted twice that way, turkey hunting  seems to be easy to get permission......as long as you dont mess with there mushrooms. deer hunting i hear isnt so easy to find private land!!!!!
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Re: Help getting started
« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2019, 04:53:29 PM »
If ya wanna go Yaking and catch some fish, I can take you out. You'll have to travel north of the cities though. The wife and I have been getting into the kayaking gig...it's fun to get out. I'm not an outfitter, so I can't guarantee a bunch of fish, (if you go fishing with Glenn, you won't catch nuth'in) but will catch something!

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Re: Help getting started
« Reply #11 on: January 09, 2019, 05:22:17 PM »
now thats funny
 right ther..!!!!!!!

welcome!!!!!
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Re: Help getting started
« Reply #12 on: January 09, 2019, 06:35:20 PM »
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a bad day of fishing is still better than a good day at work!!

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Re: Help getting started
« Reply #13 on: January 09, 2019, 06:50:45 PM »
If ya wanna go Yaking and catch some fish, I can take you out. You'll have to travel north of the cities though. The wife and I have been getting into the kayaking gig...it's fun to get out. I'm not an outfitter, so I can't guarantee a bunch of fish, (if you go fishing with Glenn, you won't catch nuth'in) but will catch something!

Welcome to MNO!
:tut: :tut: he obviously hasn't seen the posted picture yet of that Glenn guy handing over fish to you!! :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
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Re: Help getting started
« Reply #14 on: January 09, 2019, 08:17:44 PM »
If ya wanna go Yaking and catch some fish, I can take you out. You'll have to travel north of the cities though. The wife and I have been getting into the kayaking gig...it's fun to get out. I'm not an outfitter, so I can't guarantee a bunch of fish, (if you go fishing with Glenn, you won't catch nuth'in) but will catch something!

Welcome to MNO!

Yes, welcome to MNO!

I agree. If you go with glenn, it will rain and all you will catch is a cold.  :sick:
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Re: Help getting started
« Reply #15 on: January 13, 2019, 09:50:55 AM »
Hey Dotch thanks.  Probably won't get up there until early August.  I'll get in touch when we have a schedule.

If ya wanna go Yaking and catch some fish, I can take you out. You'll have to travel north of the cities though. The wife and I have been getting into the kayaking gig...it's fun to get out. I'm not an outfitter, so I can't guarantee a bunch of fish, (if you go fishing with Glenn, you won't catch nuth'in) but will catch something!

Welcome to MNO!

Yes, welcome to MNO!

I agree. If you go with glenn, it will rain and all you will catch is a cold.  :sick:
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Re: Help getting started
« Reply #16 on: January 13, 2019, 09:52:33 AM »
If they didn't love you they wouldn't bother messing with you!

If ya wanna go Yaking and catch some fish, I can take you out. You'll have to travel north of the cities though. The wife and I have been getting into the kayaking gig...it's fun to get out. I'm not an outfitter, so I can't guarantee a bunch of fish, (if you go fishing with Glenn, you won't catch nuth'in) but will catch something!

Welcome to MNO!
:tut: :tut: he obviously hasn't seen the posted picture yet of that Glenn guy handing over fish to you!! :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
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